Research at ASSAf: Recent submissions

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  • Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
    The topic of sexual and gender diversity has elicited very different reactions in African countries and amongst scholars in Africa. Same-sex activities are becoming more visible in African populations, yet the subject is ...

  • Zimbabwean scientists in the Diaspora meeting 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    1.Opening and Welcome 2. Purpose of the Meeting 3. Keynote Address 4. Presentation by ZAS - Overview and Challenges 5. Presentation by ZIMYAS: Overview and Challenges 6. Discussion 7. Breakaway Session 8. Feedback ...

  • 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. ...

  • Academy of Science of South Africa (2011) 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 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 ...

  • Academy of Science of South Africa (2011) 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 (ASSAf) (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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Quest Volume 13 Number 1 2017 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2017)
    COVER STORIES 6 TIME MACHINE IN MY POCKET Hannah Worters shares the excitement of installing a new telescope 10 DEGRADING PROTEINS – CELL MAINTENANCE Ben Loos looks at the amazing process of autophagy 18 AFRICAN ...

  • Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016-12)
    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) ...

  • Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 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 ...

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

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)

  • Social determinants of health workshop, 7-8 November 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-11)
    Monitoring data: numbers that work - data availability and use to improve social well-being (facilitator: Dr Tolullah Oni) - Data Compatibility and Integration as Measures of Addressing the Impact on Social Determinants ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 4 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Africa’s giant eye n the sky: Inspiring society by exploring the Universe/Petri Vaisanen shows how SALT is expanding our Universe - A night in the life .../ Lisa Crause gives us a glimpse of a night at the ...

  • Social protection in Africa: overview for policymakers 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-08)
    What is social protection? - What are cash transfers? - What are social protection floors? - Why is social protection in Africa important? - Socio-economic context - The development of social protection in Africa - ...

  • South Africa’s technical readiness to support the shale gas industry 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 3 2016  

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Cracking chemistry’s toughest bonds by Bronwyn White - Making electricity from waste water by Jennifer Couperthwaite - Algae driving our bioeconomy by Sarah Jones - Living with mosquitoes: a necessary evil? by ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 2 2016  

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Living on what people throw away: Quest takes a look at the research on people who live on the edges - Urban agriculture: the answer to Africa’s food crisis?: Gareth Haysom and Jane Battersby say no - Climate ...

  • Quest Volume 12 Number 1 2016 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016)
    Contents: Timing is everything: Hermann Uys explains the weird and wonderful world of time-keeping with atoms - How old is the Earth?: 'Deep time ' is a vital concept when working out the age of the Earth, Tebogo Makhubela ...