Research at ASSAf: Recent submissions

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  • Quest Volume 13 Number 2 2017 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017)
    Contents: Our cosmic time machine: Rosalind Skelton explains how SALT is our cosmic time machine; A global JIGSAW puzzle: Geoffrey Grantham and Michael Knoper tell us how our planet is an evolving jigsaw puzzle; Hominin ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Science Business Society Dialogue Conference: Strengthening the Science Business Society Dialogue in the SADC Region 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
    The conference explored various topics in the area of Science-Business Dialogue. These included: early stakeholder involvement; innovative funding options; international perspectives on science-business linkages; intellectual ...

  • 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 ...

  • Science-based Improvements of Rural/Subsistance Agriculture 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
    This forum on Science-based Improvements of Rural/Subsistence Agriculture is the first in a series that are being convened by the ASSAf Forum steering Committee on Science for Poverty Alleviation. During 2005, the Academy ...

  • 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 ...

  • Workshop Proceedings Report GMOs for African Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
    The production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Africa has the potential to alleviate many problems on the continent – at present, millions of Africans are vulnerable to food insecurity and malnourishment. This ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Science in Action: Saving the Lives of Africa’s Mothers, Newborns, and Children 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
    Science in action: Saving the lives of Africa’s mothers, newborns, and children presents an overview of the current status of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) in sub-Saharan Africa and reports a new analysis of ...

  • 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 ...