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  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Quest Volume 16 Number 1 2020 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
    This year has been declared the International Year of Plant Health by the United Nations General Assembly, the idea is to raise awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the ...