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Tuesday, October 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
AFRICAN STORIES: Gauteng's Unidentified Dead

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In May 2015, I sat across from an academic, who held a human skull in her hand and told me it belonged to one of the thousands of unidentified dead in Gauteng. It was the beginning of a storyline that I would follow for two years, from Hillbrow Mortuary, watching autopsies, to a pauper’s graveyard in Soweto, where I counted as babies’ bodies were stacked into unmarked graves. I could not let go of the idea that there were all these people out there who did not know that their brother or mother or husband or daughter was dead: how was it possible that this was not a national scandal?
The resulting story series won a gold Kavli award, the highest honour in international science journalism.

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Sarah Wild

South Africa
Sarah Wild is a South African science journalist. She studied physics, electronics, and English literature at Rhodes University in an effort to make herself unemployable. It didn't work so she read for an MSc in bioethics and health law (Wits University), with a special focus on... Read More →

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
WSS106 Wits Science Stadium, First Floor

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