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Meet Africa’s female science champions

Meet Africa’s female science champions

AT primary school, Nthabeleng Hlapisi was curious about unexplained mysteries, including black holes, shaped by unseen forces in the universe. The promising young scientist from Lesotho credits that curiosity for the later developments that landed her one of Africa's top science awards. Hlapisi was among the 30 winners of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talents Sub-Saharan Africa Awards at a ceremony held in Botswana early in November. She also made history as the first national of Lesotho to win the annual award, which is now in its 14th year. According to a L’Oréal-UNESCO statement, the awards enable its…
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