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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Regulatory Implications of New Breeding Techniques 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    List of Figures - List of Tables - List of Appendices - Foreword - Acknowledgements - Acronyms - Definitions - Executive Summary - Chapter 1 Introduction and Background - Chapter 2 The Evolution of Crop Breeding Techniques ...

  • Report on a Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
    Two strands of influence have affected the publication of local scholarly journals in South Africa in the recent past. The first of these was the establishment of the Bureau of Scientific Publications that subsidized the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Report on Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in the Agricultural and Related Basic Life Sciences 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in the Agricultural and Related Basic Life Sciences is the first in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. ...

  • Report on Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in the Social Sciences and Related Fields 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in the Social Sciences and Related Fields is the second in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This ...

  • 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 ...

  • Revitalising Agricultural Education and Training in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    The consensus study was initiated by the ASSAf Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Standing Committee, deriving from a deep concern about the status of Agricultural Education and Training (AET) ...

  • Revitalising Clinical Research in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
    Clinical research in a developing country like South Africa contributes to health care at all levels by identifying the causes of problems, facilitating diagnosis, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of care, and ...

  • Role of Science Academies in the National System of Innovation 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    Academies in the SADC region were offered an opportunity to host a half day workshop on Wednesday, 21 June in Ezulwini, Swaziland, to present to stakeholders in the SADC region. ASSAf coordinated the organisation of this ...

  • Scholarly Books: Their Production, Use and Evaluation in South Africa Today 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
    This consensus study addresses the world of book publishing in and from South Africa. It explores the special scholarly virtues of these works and the contributions they make to ‘the literature’ and to the general advancement ...