Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

 

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  • Revitalising Agricultural Education and Training in South Africa (Concise) 

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

  • 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 ...

  • Reconceptualising Health Professions Education in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    This consensus study was initiated by ASSAf as a response to the ongoing challenge of shortages of healthcare professionals. The study was conceptualised following an ASSAf workshop on the Lancet report titled Health ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Architecture, Built Environment and Engineering 

    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 Architecture, Built Environment and Engineering is the seventh in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly ...

  • The shale gas industry in South Africa: Toward a science action plan. 31 August – 1 September 2017, Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    The objective of the conference was to showcase critical national reports on shale gas in South Africa; analyse the regulatory environment; and consolidate common findings and recommendations and provide a platform for ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Science, Water and Sanitation: Supporting Equitable and Sustainable Development in southern Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region faces a number of challenges in ensuring water for equitable and sustainable development. In most of these countries water resources infrastructure is underdeveloped, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Turning Science On: Improving Access to Energy in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    Access to modern energy services, defined as electricity and clean cooking fuels, is central to a country’s development. Poor access retards the pace of national development and poverty reduction and delays the achievement ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 20 Years of Excellence 1996 - 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    20 Years of Excellence 1996 – 2016 recounts the 20 years of ASSAf’s existence since the early 1990s when trailblazers in academia gave of their time and energy to realise a dream of establishing a fully representative, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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