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    • Science action plan for shale gas exploration in the Karoo Basin 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      This document presents the response of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) to a request submitted by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) for a Science ...

    • The District Development Model as a platform for innovation for inclusivity 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); Quantitative Evidence Research cc, 2022)
      The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) hosted the District Development Model as a Platform for Innovation for Inclusivity on 13 May 2022, virtually, as part of the ...

    • Mental health and the role of traditional healers 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      The provision of treatment, care and rehabilitation services for people with Mental, Neurological and Substance use (MNS) disorders is a multisectoral responsibility and affects various communities in South Africa and other ...

    • Policy Research Study to Determine the Adoption and Integration of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into Government Policies and Planning Frameworks 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); Quantitative Evidence Research cc (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); Quantitative Evidence Research cc, 2021)
      Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is an important construct in South Africa’s policy discourse as illustrated in key national planning frameworks, such as the National Development Plan (NDP) and the 2019 White Paper ...

    • Quest Volume 18 Number 2 2022 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-06)
      Getting the basics right: What are basic sciences and what do they mean for South Africa’s sustainability goals? - The science of stories, and the stories of science: ”Let me tell you a story...” - Bird is the word: The ...

    • Priorities for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research and Services in South Africa webinar 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Children and adolescents under the age of 18 years comprise 34% of the population, and child and adolescent Mental, Neurological and Substance Use (MNS) disorders are common and an important cause of disability and distress. ...

    • Quest Volume 18 Number 1 2022 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Seismic surveys: what constitutes meaningful consultation? - Research in Africa to tackle the climate crisis: Bringing different expertise together - The role of language in climate conversations: Powerful tools to change ...

    • Copyright Amendment Bill Workshop Proceedings Report 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      The genesis of the Copyright Amendment Bill was in 2009, when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) initiated various studies and impact assessments. In July 2015, the DTI published a Draft Copyright Amendment Bill ...

    • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Economics and Business Management 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      The peer review report titled 'Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Economics and Business Management' is the 13th in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This ...

    • ‘No paraffin! campaign’: national roundtable discussion webinar series 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); University of South Africa (Unisa); North-West University (NWU); South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), 2021)
      This series consisted of 3 webinars: Webinar 1: South Africa’s Inequalities in Risk: The Case for the No Paraffin! Campaign; Webinar 2: Lessons for South Africa: Successful Campaigns for Energy Migration; Webinar 3: ...

    • Quest Volume 17 Number 4 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Quest Volume 17 Number 4 2021, 2021-12)
      The conclusion of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November 2021 disappointed a lot of participants and campaigners from various countries. ...

    • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Mathematics and Science 

      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 Mathematics and Science is the 12th in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is part of ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...