A. ASSAf Consensus Study Reports: Recent submissions

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  • 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 ...

  • Report on a Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
    Two strands of influence have affected the publication of local scholarly journals in South Africa in the recent past. The first of these was the establishment of the Bureau of Scientific Publications that subsidized the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
    This report on Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban aims to address both mitigation and adaptation opportunities for the city of Durban. The critical issue of transitioning to a low carbon city in the face of serious ...

  • 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 (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 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)
    South Africa is one of only very few African countries that has commercialised GMOs. A plethora of recent developments in genetic engineering and related technologies has necessitated the reassessment of their possible ...

  • 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 ...