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  • Social Protection in Africa: Overview for Policymakers 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-08)
    What is social protection? - What are cash transfers? - What are social protection floors? - Why is social protection in Africa important? - Socio-economic context - The development of social protection in Africa - ...

  • South Africa’s Technical Readiness to Support the Shale Gas Industry 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    The consensus report titled South Africa’s Technical Readiness to Support the Shale Gas Industry was produced by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in collaboration with the South African Academy of Engineering ...

  • The State of Biosafety and Biosecurity in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    This consensus study report presents the findings of a systematic assessment of the state of biosafety and biosecurity in South Africa, including an evaluation of legislation, regulations and practices at both national and ...

  • The State of Energy Research in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The report comprises the following: •A synopsis of the current energy research landscape in South Africa with an analysis of the relevant national plans and acts, culminating in an account of expenditure into energy and ...

  • The State of Green Technologies in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The report outlines the development, distribution and use of green technologies in energy, water, waste and sanitation in South Africa. Other sectors investigated include industry, mining, agriculture, information and ...

  • The State of Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity in the SADC Region 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    This proceedings report is the product of a two-day workshop (19 –20 March 2018) on The State of Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region which was held at Emperor’s ...

  • The state of research, development and innovation of electrical energy efficiency technologies in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    The focus of this report is on electrical energy efficiency, but it also provides some guidance on how an enhanced focus on tribology may contribute to energy efficiency. Since electricity production consists of a value ...

  • The State of Science in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
    This book has been prepared to mark the occasion of the hosting of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) conference by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in October 2009 in Durban. TWAS is the ...

  • Status of Postgraduate Research Training in Engineering in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    The aim of this study is to document and assess the status of postgraduate research training in engineering in South Africa with respect to possible systemic challenges or shortcomings. The study was undertaken for the ...

  • Surveillance and Response to Infectious Diseases and Comorbidities: An African and German Perspective 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The conference explored various topics pertaining to Infectious Diseases and Comorbidities. These included: antimicrobial resistance; one health; HIV; TB; Malaria; and HCV. The objectives of the symposium were to scientifically ...

  • Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
    This report on Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban aims to address both mitigation and adaptation opportunities for the city of Durban. The critical issue of transitioning to a low carbon city in the face of serious ...

  • Turning Science On: Improving Access to Energy in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    Access to modern energy services, defined as electricity and clean cooking fuels, is central to a country’s development. Poor access retards the pace of national development and poverty reduction and delays the achievement ...

  • Twelve Years Later: Second ASSAf Report on Research Publishing In and From South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) released its second major Consensus Report on a commissioned study of Research Publishing in South Africa in 2006, with detailed data analysis and a 360-degree view of the ...

  • The Water-Energy Nexus and the Application of Green Technologies 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    It is estimated that by 2030, nearly half of the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress affecting the energy demand and efficiency. About 75 percent of the global electricity production from coal, ...

  • Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Trans-Disciplinary Approach 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    This 9th Annual Young Scientists’ Conference which was hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and SAYAS in September 2018 deliberated on Corruption and its negative effects on Africa’s progress. Corruption ...

  • Women for Science: Inclusion and Participation on Academies of Science 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Message by Professor Daya Reddy, President: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf): Academies of science play a critical dual role. They recognise scientific excellence through election into their membership, eminent ...

  • Workshop on Measuring Deprivation in Order to Promote Human Development 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    Poverty reduction is a critical factor outlined in both the Millennium Developmental Goals 2015 (MDGs) and the National Developmental Plan (NDP) – Vision 2030. In order for South Africa to make progress in this regard, ...

  • Workshop Proceedings Report GMOs for African Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    This proceedings report is the product of a two-day workshop hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) from 17-18 September 2009. ASSAf, in partnership with the Union of the German Academies of Sciences ...

  • Zimbabwean Scientists in the Diaspora Meeting 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    ASSAf in collaboration with Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS) hosted a meeting for Zimbabwean scientists in the diaspora in September 2016. The purpose of the meeting was to connect expatriate Zimbabwean young and senior ...