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  • Humanities Part 1: Literature Group Classics, Literature and Languages 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    The peer review report entitled Humanities Part 1: Literature Group: Classics, Literature and Languages is the sixth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is part of a ...

  • 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 Regulatory Implications of New Breeding Techniques 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    South Africa is one of only very few African countries that has commercialised GMOs. A plethora of recent developments in genetic engineering and related technologies has necessitated the reassessment of their possible ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 20 Years of Excellence 1996 - 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    20 Years of Excellence 1996 – 2016 recounts the 20 years of ASSAf’s existence since the early 1990s when trailblazers in academia gave of their time and energy to realise a dream of establishing a fully representative, ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 3 2016  

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Cracking chemistry’s toughest bonds by Bronwyn White - Making electricity from waste water by Jennifer Couperthwaite - Algae driving our bioeconomy by Sarah Jones - Living with mosquitoes: a necessary evil? by ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 4 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Africa’s giant eye in the sky: Inspiring society by exploring the Universe: Petri Vaisanen shows how SALT is expanding our Universe; A night in the life: Lisa Crause gives us a glimpse of a night at the observatory; ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 1 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Timing is everything: Hermann Uys explains the weird and wonderful world of time-keeping with atoms - How old is the Earth?: 'Deep time ' is a vital concept when working out the age of the Earth, Tebogo Makhubela ...

  • Science Business Society Dialogue Conference: Strengthening the Science Business Society Dialogue in the SADC Region 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    The conference explored various topics in the area of Science-Business Dialogue. These included: early stakeholder involvement; innovative funding options; international perspectives on science-business linkages; intellectual ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 2 2016  

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Living on what people throw away: Quest takes a look at the research on people who live on the edges - Urban agriculture: the answer to Africa’s food crisis?: Gareth Haysom and Jane Battersby say no - Climate ...

  • 7th Annual South African Young Scientists' Conference 2016, Human Rights 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    This report stems from proceedings from the 7th Annual Young Scientists’ Conference held on 6 to 7, October 2016 where human rights in general, and the rights of scientists in particular, were addressed by some 80 young ...

  • Social Determinants of Health Workshop, 7-8 November 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Monitoring data: numbers that work - data availability and use to improve social well-being (facilitator: Dr Tolullah Oni) - Data Compatibility and Integration as Measures of Addressing the Impact on Social Determinants ...

  • Addressing the global challenges of multimorbidity – lessons from South Africa 

    The Academy of Medical Sciences (The Academy of Medical Sciences, 2016)
    The main objective of this workshop was to consider the burden of multimorbidity in South Africa and the UK, and ask how we can achieve a more coherent and consistent approach to defining, researching, and addressing m ...

  • Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    Welcome Address from Assaf (Prof Barney Pityana, Vice-President, Assaf) 6 Welcome from Partner Organisation (Prof Yousuf Maudarbocus, Vice-President, Nasac) 9 Keynote Address (Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Nelson Mandela Foundation) ...

  • Proceedings of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Conference on Science Advice, 28 February - 1 March 2016, Hermanus, South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Welcome Remarks: Prof Daya Reddy - Keynote Speaker: Prof Sir Peter Gluckman - Keynote Speaker: Prof Jos van der Meer - Topic 1 – Science Advice Ecosystem - Dr Flavia Schlegel - Prof Howard Alper - Dr Khotso Mokhele - Prof ...

  • Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) convened a workshop on Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town on 15 – 16 September 2016. The meeting sought to promote and seek a discursive space to ...

  • Proceedings of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Conference on Science Advice 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    The purpose of the conference was to explore various topics under the theme of Science Advice. These included: science advice ecosystems; science advice in times of disasters/emergencies; science advice in the international ...

  • 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 - ...