Browsing by Author "Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)"

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  • 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 ...

  • Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    In 2015, South Africa joined other member states of the United Nations (UN) to sign and ratify the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda). The UN consequently established the Technology Facilitation Mechanism ...

  • Consultative Workshop on the Shale Gas Science Action Plan for South Africa, 14-15 March 2019 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    In support of the South African government to explore the potential of shale gas, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) commissioned ASSAf to undertake work that would culminate in the development of a national ...

  • Deployment of Open Data Driven Solutions for Socio-economic Value through Good Governance and Efficient Public Service Delivery 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    The notion of making data ‘open by default’ challenges the deep rooted cultures of national privacy as it calls for data to be treated as a public resource. South Africa embarked on several initiatives to endorse open data, ...

  • Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Human Genetics and Genomics in South Africa: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    This study aims to address the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics work, as it relates to research, health service provision and forensic applications (medical and legal) in South Africa. ...

  • Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in collaboration with Leopoldina hosted a workshop on Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa from 14-16 November 2018. ...

  • Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in collaboration with Leopoldina hosted a working group meeting on Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa from 13-15 ...

  • Poverty, Inequality and Global Climate Change: Connecting the Discussions 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The conference was a response to an urgent need to bring together communities of scientists who are exploring matters of poverty, inequality and climate change. While there are individual cross overs, this is still ...

  • Protection of Intellectual Property for Grassroots Innovation 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The seminar was hosted on 21 May 2019, at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Menlyn, Pretoria by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The seminar was ...

  • Quest Volume 14 Number 1 2018 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    Unlocking pinnacle point: from tape measure to tripod - Using novel technology to unlock the past - The Palaeo-Agulhas plain: An ice-Age refuge for Homo Sapiens Richard Cowling explains how early modern humans could survive ...

  • Quest Volume 14 Number 2 2018 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    COVER STORIES: Studying chimpanzee language: how chimpanzee language is teaching us about our own, by Michael Wilson. A landmark in African marine science: Mark Gibbon explains the new EAF Nansen Programme. Studying the ...

  • Quest Volume 14 Number 3 2018 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    The science of everything Reinhard Hiller explains how our understanding of DNA and the human genome can improve medical care - Precision medicine – Moving away from one-size-fits-all Stefan Kohler discusses how precision ...

  • Quest Volume 14 Number 4 2018 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    On the cover on the brink of catastrophe the world is heading for meltdown, as the latest IPCC special report shows - IPCC 1.5°C report: here’s what the climate science says It’s going to be tough, but we can do it. By ...

  • Quest Volume 15 Number 1 2019 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The periodic table –past and present celebrating the 150th anniversary of the periodic table’s discovery - transition metals elements in groups 3 to 12 benefit society in a variety of ways - elements of a smartphone our ...

  • Quest Volume 15 Number 2 2019  

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    MicroCT: An introduction to microcomputed tomography - Digital avatars new in taxonomers’ toolkit: Helen Swingler explains how microCT can be used in taxonomy - Looking inside a brooding brittle star: Jannes Landschoff ...

  • Quest Volume 15 Number 3 2019  

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    Machine learning: Benjamin Rosman gives us an introductory overview - The rise of the machines in our quest to understand the universe: Michelle Lochner explains how machine learning is used in astronomy and cosmology - ...

  • Quest Volume 15 Number 4 2019 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    Protecting Paralympians: Investigating injury and illness in Paralympic athletes - A helping hand: Prosthetic hands developed at local universities - Tukkies for the hearing Impaired: University of Pretoria academics ...