Cloete, N., Leibbrandt, M. & Van Schalkwyk, F. 2020, 21 May. Social science shows it can contribute to COVID-19 policy-making. University World News.

Joubert, M. 2020. Exploring a novel tool for sharing science – article in Stellenbosch University research publication: ‘Research at Stellenbosch University: Showcasing research excellence’

Joubert, M. 2020. False information fuels fear during disease outbreaks: there is an antidote. The Conversation – Africa. 9 February.

Joubert, M. & Massarani, L. Equipping scientists with the skills to engage public audiences. 27 February 2020.

Joubert, M. & Metcalfe, J. 2020. Three key drivers of good messaging in a time of crisis: expertise, empathy and timing. The Conversation – Africa. 14 April.

Joubert, M. 2020. Comics and cartoons are a powerful way to teach kids about COVID-19. The Conversation – Africa. 7 May.

Joubert, M. & Massarani, L. 2020. Networking to grow science communication as a field of teaching. Blog of Public Understanding of Science. 29 July.


Joubert, M. 2019. New policy commits South Africa’s scientists to public engagement. Are they ready? The Conversation – Africa. 7 April.

Joubert, M., Van Schalkwyk, F. 2019. Why anti-vaccine beliefs and ideas spread so fast on the internet. The Conversation – Africa. 31 February

Van Schalkwyk, F. 2019. Plotting policy pathways across landscapes of the past. University World News Issue 243.

Weingart, P. 2019. Dizzying effect of spin. THE World Reputation Rankings 2019. 18 July 2019.



Joubert, M. How politics influenced the first human heart transplant. Public Understanding of Science blog. December 2017.

Joubert, M. How a historic heart transplant created a celebrity scientist 50 years ago. The Conversation Africa. November 2017.

Luescher, T. & Van Schalkwyk, F. Universities need imaginative, ICT-enhanced presses. University World News. Issue 475. 22 September 2017.

Van Schalkwyk, F. Open data on universities: New fuel for transformation. University World News. Issue 469. 14 July 2017.

Joubert, M. A scientist with a fascinating story? Some tips on how to make it soar. The Conversation Africa. March 2017.


Joubert, M. Love it or hate it – scientists and journalists need each other. FOODStuff South Africa. November 2016.

Joubert, M. Science needs to start speaking to people’s everyday lives in Africa. The Conversation Africa. November 2016.

Joubert, M. People-powered science in Africa: a boost for democracy and knowledge. The Conversation Africa. August 2016.

Joubert, M. Scientists have much to gain by sharing their research with the public. The Conversation Africa. August 2016.

Weingart, P., Guenther, L & Joubert, M. Science communication is on the rise – and that’s good for democracy. The Conversation Africa. August 2016