Browsing Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) by Title

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  • 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, ...

  • 7th Annual South African Young Scientists' Conference 2016, Human Rights 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    This report stems from proceedings from the 7th Annual Young Scientists’ Conference held on 6 to 7, October 2016 where human rights in general, and the rights of scientists in particular, were addressed by some 80 young ...

  • 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 ...

  • Consensus Study on the State of the Humanities in South Africa: Status, Prospects and Strategies 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
    The purpose of this study was to provide evidence-based advice on the status and future role of the Humanities in South Africa to government and other stakeholders (such as science councils, the department of education, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Critical Issues in School Mathematics and Science 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), as a body of natural and human scientists, has an important role to play in providing government and members of society with evidence-based information that can be used to ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Emerging Threat of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
    An estimated 2 billion people, one-third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) (Keshavjee and Seung, 2008). Spread through the air, this ...

  • Environment and Health Symposium 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    ASSAf, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Academy of Science (EAS), Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) and the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina hosted a symposium on Environment and Health in June ...

  • Evidence-based Practice: ‘Double Symposium’ Proceedings on Problems, Possibilities and Politics 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
    The Academy’s Double Symposium that was admirably arranged by Prof. Jonathan Jansen and executed by the staff of the Academy, had objectives that were concisely captured by the Minister of Science and Technology in his ...

  • 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 ...

  • First Biennial Report to Cabinet on the State of Climate Change : Science and Technology in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    This report aligns with the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) of the government of South Africa, which in turn stems from the work of the National Planning Commission and its National Development Plan (NDP). Outcome ...

  • 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 ...

  • HIV/AIDS, TB and Nutrition: Scientific Inquiry into the Nutritional Influences on Human Immunity with Special Reference to HIV Infection and Active TB in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2007)
    The availability of highly effective drugs to control HIV/AIDS and cure tuberculosis has tended to downplay the potential benefits that may accompany appropriate supportive measures, designed to complement or precede ...

  • 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. ...

  • Humanities Part 1: Literature Group Classics, Literature and Languages 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    The peer review report entitled Humanities Part 1: Literature Group: Classics, Literature and Languages is the sixth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is part of a ...

  • IAP Water Programme: Regional Workshop for Africa. Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
    Water is a fundamental concern of virtually every nation, playing a diverse and often inter-dependent but vital role in the individual and collective lives of its entire citizenry. A single country like South Africa may ...

  • Improved Nutritional Assessment of Micronutrients 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
    The purpose of this consensus study on improved nutritional assessment of micronutrients was to optimise our approach to the assessment of nutritional status of individuals, specific groups of people and the population in ...