Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf): Recent submissions

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  • 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; ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 state of research, development and innovation of electrical energy efficiency technologies in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
    The focus of this report is on electrical energy efficiency, but it also provides some guidance on how an enhanced focus on tribology may contribute to energy efficiency. Since electricity production consists of a value ...

  • 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 ...