A. ASSAf Consensus Study Reports

 

Recent Submissions

  • 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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Law and Related Legal Fields 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Law and Related Legal Fields is the fifth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in the Health Sciences and Related Medical Fields 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Law and Related Legal Fields is the fourth in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is ...

  • Report on Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in the Agricultural and Related Basic Life Sciences 

    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 Agricultural and Related Basic Life Sciences is the first in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, 2017-07)
    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 ...

  • The State of Biosafety and Biosecurity in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    This consensus study report presents the findings of a systematic assessment of the state of biosafety and biosecurity in South Africa, including an evaluation of legislation, regulations and practices at both national and ...

  • Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    In April 2013, the Network of African Science Academies convened a committee of experts to discuss the evidence, obstacles, and opportunities for implementing and enforcing tobacco use prevention and control policies in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Revitalising Clinical Research in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
    Clinical research in a developing country like South Africa contributes to health care at all levels by identifying the causes of problems, facilitating diagnosis, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of care, and ...

  • The State of Green Technologies in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The report outlines the development, distribution and use of green technologies in energy, water, waste and sanitation in South Africa. Other sectors investigated include industry, mining, agriculture, information and ...

  • The State of Energy Research in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The report comprises the following: • A synopsis of the current energy research landscape in South Africa with an analysis of the relevant national plans and acts, culminating in an account of expenditure into energy and ...

  • Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (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 PhD Study: An Evidence-based Study on how to meet the Demands for High-level Skills in an Emerging Economy 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    This is the first comprehensive report on PhD training in South Africa and identifies the barriers and opportunities for effective training and high-level outputs at the doctoral level. It was produced by an expert study ...

  • 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, ...

  • The Regulatory Implications of New Breeding Techniques 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    List of Figures - List of Tables - List of Appendices - Foreword - Acknowledgements - Acronyms - Definitions - Executive Summary - Chapter 1 Introduction and Background - Chapter 2 The Evolution of Crop Breeding Techniques ...

  • South Africa’s Technical Readiness to Support the Shale Gas Industry 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    The consensus report titled South Africa’s Technical Readiness to Support the Shale Gas Industry was produced by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in collaboration with the South African Academy of Engineering ...