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  • Regulation of Agricultural GM Technology in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
    This policymakers’ booklet is produced by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) as part of the project “GMOs for African Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges”. The project was implemented through ASSAf’s ...

  • Nuclear Energy Safety Symposium. Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
    Both public and political attitudes on the introduction and use of nuclear energy change with time and events. A movement towards extending its use and building new advanced power stations is driven largely by the contribution ...

  • Preparing for the Future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Shared Responsibiltiy 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
    The sub-Saharan Africa region still remains the region most heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2010, about 68% of all people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa and the region also accounted for 70% of new HIV ...

  • Science, Water and Sanitation: Supporting Equitable and Sustainable Development in southern Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region faces a number of challenges in ensuring water for equitable and sustainable development. In most of these countries water resources infrastructure is underdeveloped, ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Religion and Related Fields (RTRF) 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Religion, Theology and Related Fields (RTRF) is the third in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly ...

  • Proceedings Report: Technological Innovations for a Low Carbon Society Conference 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
    The challenge of finding sustainable, low carbon solutions to a global problem, such as climate change, is pertinent for both Germany and South Africa, notwithstanding their different developmental stages and different ...

  • Review of the State of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) System in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
    This Report follows a request from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for an independent, critical appraisal of The State of the Science, Technology and Innovation ...

  • Improved Nutritional Assessment of Micronutrients 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
    The purpose of this consensus study on improved nutritional assessment of micronutrients was to optimise our approach to the assessment of nutritional status of individuals, specific groups of people and the population in ...

  • Proceedings report Changing patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
    The theme of this conference was a superb example of the various activities in which the academies had been involved. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constituted one of the most critical set of health challenges that faced ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Law and Related Legal Fields 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Law and Related Legal Fields is the fifth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is ...

  • Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    In April 2013, the Network of African Science Academies convened a committee of experts to discuss the evidence, obstacles, and opportunities for implementing and enforcing tobacco use prevention and control policies in ...

  • Proceedings of a Symposium on Our Nuclear Future: Delay or Demise? 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The purpose of the symposium was to bring together a diverse range of stakeholders and invite engagement in a rigorous, evidence-based, scholarly debate on the issue of nuclear energy. Participants and presenters were drawn ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in the Health Sciences and Related Medical Fields 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Law and Related Legal Fields is the fourth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is ...

  • Proceedings of a Workshop on the Implementation of Core Competencies for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), one in six South Africans suffers from disorders such as anxiety, depression or substance use; this excludes disorders such as bipolar or schizophrenia. ...

  • The State of Biosafety and Biosecurity in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (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 ...

  • Workshop on Measuring Deprivation in Order to Promote Human Development 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (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, ...

  • Insights into South Africa’s Participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    This report provides insights into South Africa’s participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union. Three data sources were used: (1) information in the ...

  • Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    ASSAf, in collaboration with the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, undertook a consensus study on Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa in 2015. The topic of sexual and gender diversity has ...