Unrecognised, ignored and forgotten. The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole is the untold story of a pioneering black scientist who made a great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa. Saul Sithole was so committed to his craft that even the weight of apartheid did not stop him from giving 62 years of his life to the scientific world of birds and fossils. Saul never received the official recognition he deserved – until now. This book validates his contribution, sharing his life’s work and laying out a story that will inspire future generations of scientists.
This book would not have been possible without the support of Biblionef and funding from the National Heritage Council.