5 September 2022

Johann Mouton, Milandré van Lill, Heidi Prozesky and Herman Redelinghuys published a commentary in the South African Journal of Science (Vol. 118 No. 9/10 (2022) on the trends in the publication output of women at South African universities. This Commentary provides an updated picture of the contribution of female academics to university research output in South Africa over the past 16 years.
• From 2005 to 2020, participation and productivity of women, and especially black women, have increased, particularly in the areas of agriculture and engineering.
• Despite the substantial increases in the share of female-authored publications and participation of female academic staff, there remains a large gender gap.

Download the commentary on the SAJS website.