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  • 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 ...

  • The Emerging Threat of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
    An estimated 2 billion people, one-third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) (Keshavjee and Seung, 2008). Spread through the air, this ...

  • Environment and Health Symposium 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    The themes on environmental and health under discussion at the symposium comprised of: air pollution, metals exposure, water pollution and ultra violet radiation.

  • Evidence-based Practice: ‘Double Symposium’ Proceedings on Problems, Possibilities and Politics 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
    The Academy’s Double Symposium that was admirably arranged by Prof. Jonathan Jansen and executed by the staff of the Academy, had objectives that were concisely captured by the Minister of Science and Technology in his ...

  • Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016-09-16)
    Introduction 5 - 1.1 Background 5 - 1.2 Mathematics in society 5 - 1.3 Mathematics and the students 6 1.4 Mathematics and the sciences 6- 2 Integrating Mathematical Studies 7- 2.1 Mathematics in business 8- 2.2 Mathematics ...

  • First Biennial Report to Cabinet on the State of Climate Change : Science and Technology in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017-07)
    This report aligns with the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) of the government of South Africa, which in turn stems from the work of the National Planning Commission and its National Development Plan (NDP). Outcome ...

  • Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2017)
    This report reflects the proceedings of the GenderInSITE Elsevier Foundation Thematic Workshop – Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development held on 4 – 6 September 2017 at the Technology Innovation ...

  • HIV/AIDS, TB and Nutrition: Scientific Inquiry into the Nutritional Influences on Human Immunity with Special Reference to HIV Infection and Active TB in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2007)
    The availability of highly effective drugs to control HIV/AIDS and cure tuberculosis has tended to downplay the potential benefits that may accompany appropriate supportive measures, designed to complement or precede ...

  • 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 ...

  • IAP Water Programme: Regional Workshop for Africa. Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
    Water is a fundamental concern of virtually every nation, playing a diverse and often inter-dependent but vital role in the individual and collective lives of its entire citizenry. A single country like South Africa may ...

  • 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 ...

  • Inquiry-Based Science Education: Increasing Participation of Girls in Science in sub-Saharan Africa Policy-makers’ Booklet 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
    This policy-makers’ booklet is a joint project of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), the Organisation of Women Scientists for the Developing World ...

  • 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 ...

  • Legends of South African Science 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    Legends of South African Science introduces Academy Members who rank among the top achievers in the country. Legends profiles ASSAf Members who have received some of South Africa’s top awards, viz. the ASSAf Science-for-Society ...

  • Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment. Forum proceedings. 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
    This Forum on Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment is the second in a series that are being convened by the ASSAf Forum Committee on Science for Poverty Alleviation. Noting ...

  • 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 ...

  • The PhD Study: An Evidence-based Study on how to meet the Demands for High-level Skills in an Emerging Economy 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    This is the first comprehensive report on PhD training in South Africa and identifies the barriers and opportunities for effective training and high-level outputs at the doctoral level. It was produced by an expert study ...

  • Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016-12)
    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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...