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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 13 Number 1 2017 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2017)
    Contents: Time machine in my pocket: Hannah Worters shares the excitement of installing a new telescope; Degrading proteins: cell maintenance: Ben Loos looks at the amazing process of autophagy; African skies: Sivuyile ...

  • Quest Volume 13 Number 2 2017 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    Contents: Our cosmic time machine: Rosalind Skelton explains how SALT is our cosmic time machine; A global JIGSAW puzzle: Geoffrey Grantham and Michael Knoper tell us how our planet is an evolving jigsaw puzzle; Hominin ...

  • Quest Volume 13 Number 3 2017 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    Conservation through film (Lize Joubert-van der Merwe shares her excitement around a conservation documentary); ‘First light’: Expansion of the radio astronomy network to Ghana (Lorenzo Reynard showcases Ghana’s role in ...

  • Quest Volume 13 Number 4 2017 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    A plague of plastics Morgan Trimble and Katherine Hutchinson look at plastic pollution - Seamester: South Africa’s University afloat postgraduate educationt sea. By Morgan Trimble and Katherine Hutchinson - Science at ...

  • 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 ...