About the programme
What is solar UV radiation?
What do we know?
Unanswered questions
Research publications
Research roadmap for SA
NRF Solar UV Radiation Symposium 2012
Research instrumentation
Organisations involved
Students and projects
Tools for Schools
Upcoming events
Useful links

Unanswered questions

  • How is the solar UV radiation climate changing in South Africa and southern Africa?
  • What is the present-day relationship between total column ozone and solar UV radiation over South Africa?
  • How does solar UV radiation exposure impact the immune system among South Africans?
  • What are the spatial and temporal trends in skin cancer mortality and morbidity?
  • What are the sun-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of the South African population, especially vulnerable groups?
  • What are the best ways to monitor and evaluate sunburn and skin cancer campaigns, interventions and their impact? Are suitable indicators available?
  • Should targeted sunsmart awareness programmes be developed in line with local conditions and local behaviours?