Palesa Nombula is currently completing her Masters in Astrophysics at the University of Cape Town. She is also working at SKA in Commercialisation. SKA will be the largest radio telescope ever built and will produce science that changes our understanding of the universe. We talked about everything from the telescope in the Karoo here in South Africa, to how toilet paper revolutionalised her grandparents life.

Palesa is a knowledgeable and switched on human being who was an absolute pleasure to talk to. Keep your eye on her career, she’s going to change the world.

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