Browsing B. ASSAf Workshop Proceedings and Other Reports by Title

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  • 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, 2016-11)
    Prevalence, burden, determinants and risk factors (Chair: Professor Karen Hofman) - Session 1: What is multimorbidity and why is it important? - World Health Organization (WHO) perspective (Dr Taskeen Khan, WHO South ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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)
    The themes on environmental and health under discussion at the symposium comprised of: air pollution, metals exposure, water pollution and ultra violet radiation.

  • 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 (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016-09-16)
    Introduction 5 - 1.1 Background 5 - 1.2 Mathematics in society 5 - 1.3 Mathematics and the students 6 1.4 Mathematics and the sciences 6- 2 Integrating Mathematical Studies 7- 2.1 Mathematics in business 8- 2.2 Mathematics ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Insights into South Africa’s Participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    This report provides insights into South Africa’s participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union. Three data sources were used: (1) information in the ...

  • Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment. Forum proceedings. 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
    This Forum on Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment is the second in a series that are being convened by the ASSAf Forum Committee on Science for Poverty Alleviation. Noting ...

  • Nuclear Energy Safety Symposium. Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
    Both public and political attitudes on the introduction and use of nuclear energy change with time and events. A movement towards extending its use and building new advanced power stations is driven largely by the contribution ...

  • Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016- Dece)
    Welcome Address from Assaf (Prof Barney Pityana, Vice-President, Assaf) 6 Welcome from Partner Organisation (Prof Yousuf Maudarbocus, Vice-President, Nasac) 9 Keynote Address (Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Nelson Mandela Foundation) ...

  • Preparing for the Future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Shared Responsibiltiy 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
    The sub-Saharan Africa region still remains the region most heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2010, about 68% of all people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa and the region also accounted for 70% of new HIV ...

  • Proceedings of a Symposium on Our Nuclear Future: Delay or Demise? 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    The purpose of the symposium was to bring together a diverse range of stakeholders and invite engagement in a rigorous, evidence-based, scholarly debate on the issue of nuclear energy. Participants and presenters were drawn ...

  • Proceedings of a Workshop on the Implementation of Core Competencies for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
    According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), one in six South Africans suffers from disorders such as anxiety, depression or substance use; this excludes disorders such as bipolar or schizophrenia. ...

  • Proceedings of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Conference on Science Advice 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    The purpose of the conference was to explore various topics under the theme of Science Advice. These included: science advice ecosystems; science advice in times of disasters/emergencies; science advice in the international ...

  • Proceedings of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Conference on Science Advice, 28 February - 1 March 2016, Hermanus, South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Welcome Remarks: Prof Daya Reddy - Keynote Speaker: Prof Sir Peter Gluckman - Keynote Speaker: Prof Jos van der Meer - Topic 1 – Science Advice Ecosystem - Dr Flavia Schlegel - Prof Howard Alper - Dr Khotso Mokhele - Prof ...

  • 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 ...