Science journalist killed in car crash

2011-11-01 09:00

Cape Town - One of South Africa's top science journalists, Christina Scott, was killed in a car crash in Cape Town on Monday morning, Eyewitness News reported.

Scott hosted the weekly Science Matters programme on SAfm between 21:00 and 22:00.

She leaves behind two young children, fellow science journalist and friend George Claasen was quoted as saying.

"Christina was the second president of the SA Science Journalists Association. She was possibly the most experienced South African science journalist," said Claasen, who is also a member of the SA National Editors' Forum.

Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor has expressed her shock at the news of Scott's death.

"The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has learned with great shock and sadness of the untimely death of Ms Christina Scott, one of South Africa's top science journalists," the ministry said in statement.

  • Lyndatjie - 2011-11-01 10:31

    I am saddened beyond words about this. It was a pleasure working with you Christina - your brilliance will be missed and it is indeed a sad loss for South Africa. My condolences to her family and friends...

  • roger.verrall - 2011-11-01 15:47

    We need more people like her to spread the popularity of the sciences. her voiced will be missed.

  • pius.mlomo - 2011-11-01 15:52

    Hero has fallen

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