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  • 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 ...

  • Surveillance and Response to Infectious Diseases and Comorbidities: An African and German Perspective 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The conference explored various topics pertaining to Infectious Diseases and Comorbidities. These included: antimicrobial resistance; one health; HIV; TB; Malaria; and HCV. The objectives of the symposium were to scientifically ...

  • 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 ...

  • Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Trans-Disciplinary Approach 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    This 9th Annual Young Scientists’ Conference which was hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and SAYAS in September 2018 deliberated on Corruption and its negative effects on Africa’s progress. Corruption ...

  • Twelve Years Later: Second ASSAf Report on Research Publishing In and From South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) released its second major Consensus Report on a commissioned study of Research Publishing in South Africa in 2006, with detailed data analysis and a 360-degree view of the ...

  • Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges 

    GenderInSite (GenderInSite, 2018)
    This report explores the issue of women’s leadership in science and brings to the discussion some related issues not usually taken into consideration. The initial motivation was to look at the career trajectories of women ...

  • Status of Postgraduate Research Training in Engineering in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    The aim of this study is to document and assess the status of postgraduate research training in engineering in South Africa with respect to possible systemic challenges or shortcomings. The study was undertaken for the ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Communication and Information Sciences 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Communication and Information Sciences is the ninth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Humanities II: Visual and Performing Arts 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Humanities II: Visual and Performing Arts is the eighth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Water-Energy Nexus and the Application of Green Technologies 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    It is estimated that by 2030, nearly half of the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress affecting the energy demand and efficiency. About 75 percent of the global electricity production from coal, ...

  • The State of Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity in the SADC Region 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    This proceedings report is the product of a two-day workshop (19 –20 March 2018) on The State of Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region which was held at Emperor’s ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 (ASSAf), 2018)
    The conference explored various topics in the area of Science-Business Dialogue. These included: strengthening mining policies and research in the SADC Region; the challenge of mining of legacy sites; remediation experiences; ...

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