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  • Quest Volume 17 Number 3 2021 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    MRI: Quest takes a closer look at magnetic resonance imaging - Boosting computer performance: Atsufumi Hirohata explains how spintronics allow more efficient data storage - Magnetism in accelerator-based science: Gillian ...

  • Evaluation of Alternative Telecommunication Technologies for the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Area 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    The National Research Foundation (NRF) requested the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), on behalf of South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), to undertake an independent ...

  • Second Biennial Report on the State of Climate Science and Technology in South Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
    This is the second biennial report on the State of Climate Science and Technology in South Africa, commissioned by the Departments of Science and Innovation (DSI) and Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, and compiled by ...

  • Essential facts about Covid-19: the disease, the responses, and an uncertain future. For South African learners, teachers, and the general public 

    Bucher, Martin (ed); Mall, Anwar Suleman (ed); Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    The first cases of a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) were identified toward the end of 2019 in Wuhan, China. Over the following months, this virus spread to everywhere in the world. By now no country has been spared the ...

  • Root Causes of Low Vaccination Coverage and Under-Immunisation in Sub-Saharan Africa 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    Sub–Saharan Africa (SSA) alone accounts for 40% of all global deaths, a phenomenon attributed to lack of access to available lifesaving vaccines (Wiysonge, Uthman, Ndumbe, & Hussey, 2012). WHO estimates that in 2019 the ...

  • Quest Volume 17 Number 2 2021 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    Acids, alkalis, and the pH scale: Andy Brunning, aka Compound Interest, puts us in the picture - Acidophiles: living in acid! Don Cowan gives an overview of microorganisms of acidic environments – AMD: Mauro Lourenco tells ...

  • Exploring the Prospects of Using 3D Printing Technology in the South African Human Settlements 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    South Africa is a country with significant socio-economic development challenges, with the majority of South Africans having limited or non-existent access to basic infrastructure, services, housing and socio-economic ...

  • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in History, Philosophy and Politics 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in History, Philosophy and Politics is the eleventh in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. ...

  • The Presidential Employment Stimulus: Research Opportunities 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    The Panel discussion titled “The Presidential Employment Stimulus: Research Opportunities”, was hosted on 10 December 2020 by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) ...

  • Quest Volume 17 Number 1 2021 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    Whale song Fannie Shabangu tells us about the underwater melodies of ocean giants - Whistlers of the waves Tess Gridley reports on her team’s research on dolphin communication - Deep-sea drumming Dave Japp and Kerry Sink ...

  • Provider core competencies for improved Mental health care of the nation 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    This report is a comprehensive document reviewing current training programmes for various cadres of service providers who provide (or could provide) care for people with mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders ...

  • Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Use and Effects in African Agriculture: A Review and Recommendations to Policymakers 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    Agriculture is critically important for African societies and economies but ensuring food security for Africa’s growing population is a major challenge. One particular concern are pesticides called ‘neonicotinoids’, which ...

  • African Open Science Platform Part 1: Landscape Study 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019-08)
    This report maps the African landscape of Open Science – with a focus on Open Data as a sub-set of Open Science. Data to inform the landscape study were collected through a variety of methods, including surveys, desk ...

  • The Hidden Crisis: Mental Health on Times of Covid-19 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Heyns, Christof; Jewkes, Rachel; Liebenberg, Sandra; Mbazira, Christopher (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
    The COVID-19 pandemic is most notably a physical health crisis, but it strongly affects mental health as well. Social isolation, job and financial losses, uncertainty about the real impact of the crisis, and fear for ...

  • Building Profitable and Sustainable Community Owned Connectivity Networks 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
    The IID seminar titled “Building Profitable and Sustainable Community Owned Connectivity Networks”, was hosted on 31 August 2020 on Zoom Webinar. The 2019 White Paper on science, technology and innovation (STI) recognise ...

  • Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development. A GenderInSITE Policy Brief 

    Abreu, Alice (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD); The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2020-11)
    This policy brief considers the importance of applying a gender lens to innovation and sustainable development. It summarizes the key results of the workshop “Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development”, ...

  • Impact of GenderInSITE 

    Diab, Roseanne (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD); The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2020)
    The impact of GIS is inextricably linked to the reputation and credibility of its host organizations and of the people in leadership positions within GIS. At best this is a symbiotic relationship that is a win-win situation ...

  • Quest Volume 16 Number 4 2020 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Smit, Izak; Mooney, Paul Damian; Browning, Claire; Ruther, Heinz; Wessels, Stephen; Black, Wendy; Stobie, Cora Sabriel; Bates, Michael (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020-11-30)
    Light Detection and Ranging (lidar): Where did lidar come from, and where’s it heading? - Lidar probes the atmosphere: Improving knowledge of clouds and aerosols - Shedding light on DVM: Satellite-based lidar measures ...

  • ASSAf Statement on Academic Freedom and the Values of Science, 25 May 2020 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
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  • Statement on the Unanticipated Costs of COVID-19 to South Africa’s Quadruple Disease Burden: ASSAf Standing Committee on Health 

    Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
    N/A

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