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    • Health Research and its contribution to South Africa’s democracy 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-08)
      Freedom of speech encompasses freedom of research and is an important component of any democracy. Health research, and communication around this research, have contributed to strengthening South Africa's democracy. Generally, ...

    • Highlights of the 2021 webinar series on reducing poverty and inequality in South Africa post-COVID 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII); Bureau for Economic Research (BER); SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      The Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) is a committee of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). In July 2020, the ASSAf Council mandated the committee to focus ...

    • How do we know if and when science makes a difference? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Authors of research published in the South African Journal of Science, ASSAf’s flagship journal funded through the South African Department of Science and Innovation, discuss how research in their respective fields makes ...

    • The Human Costs of Climate Change 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Webinar presented on 14 July 2022 as part of the 8th ASSAf Presidential Roundtable series.

    • Humanities Book Award Ceremony 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Prof Charles van Onselen was awarded the 2021 ASSAf Humanities Book Award for his book titled The Night Trains: Moving Mozambican Miners to and from South Africa, circa 1902-1955. For more than 50 years, privately operated ...

    • ICT in Science – Towards empowered South African Citizens 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Science engagement plays a pivotal role in bringing trusted information to the public, however, not all communities are accessible in South Africa and science engagers are in short supply. Alternative ways need to be ...

    • Impact of climate change on food systems: Using transdisciplinary science to drive mitigation and adaptation solutions to protect and promote health 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); InterAcademy Partnership (IAP); Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      A recent systems-based approach to tackling climate change and health issues, from the global InterAcademy Partnership and its regional academy networks, examined how science can guide innovation, policy and practice for ...

    • Launch of Essential facts about Covid-19 Booklet 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The booklet titled "Essential facts about Covid-19: the disease, the responses, and an uncertain future. For South African learners, teachers, and the general public" was launched as part of this webinar. View the launch ...

    • Launch of the Consensus Study Report on: The Root Causes of Low Vaccination Coverage and Under-Immunisation in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Despite the global availability of proven efficacious and cost-effective vaccines for the past several decades, vaccine-preventable diseases kill more than half a million children under five years of age every year In ...

    • The Launch of the National Rollout of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI) (A tool to measure innovation in municipalities) 

      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), 2021)
      The MIMI project was initiated by the DSI in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the HSRC and UKZN. The purpose of this initiative was to develop an innovative tool capable of assessing ...

    • Mental Health and the role of traditional healers 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Webinar presented on 8 July 2022 by the Academy of Science of South Africa. The provision of treatment, care and rehabilitation services for people with Mental, Neurological and Substance use (MNS) disorders is a multisectoral ...

    • National Scholarly Book Publishers’ Forum (NSBPF) Conference: Local content, global reach: the value of South African scholarly publishers 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      ASSAf’s Scholarly Publishing Programme (SPP) hosted its National Scholarly Book Publishers’ Forum (NSBPF) conference on 25 July 2022. Scholarly book publishers present the foundational research that is drawn upon by ...

    • Origins and destinations known: learning from the tracer study of international African doctoral graduates 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      South Africa’s universities host a large considerable number of international doctoral students, of whom international Africans make up close to 40% of the eventual PhD graduates. Immigration policy requires the graduates ...

    • Pandemic ethics: how have we fared? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Webinar hosted on 4 May 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised profound ethical, legal and social issues set against a backdrop of global health and socio-economic inequities. The ethical issues have ranged from restrictions ...

    • The policy & practice of drug, alcohol & tobacco use during Covid-19 

      Science Forum South Africa (SFSA); Soodyall, Himla; Gilligan, Aidan; Shelly, Shaun; Venter, Francois; Letlape, Kgosi; Kinderlerer, Julian; Pedersen, David Budtz (Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), 2020-12)
      This discussion formed part of the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) 2020 event. The World Science Forum will be held in Cape Town in December 2021 under the theme of “science for social justice”. As a precedent, this ...

    • The Presidential Employment Stimulus: Research Opportunities 

      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), 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) ...

    • Priorities for child and adolescent mental health research and services in South Africa 

      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. ...

    • Protection of Intellectual Property for Grassroots Innovation 

      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), 2019)
      The seminar was hosted on 21 May 2019, at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Menlyn, Pretoria by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The seminar was ...

    • Reimagining the national space sector 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      SANSA was launched by the Department of Science and Innovation with a mandate to: “...Provide for the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities, foster research in space science, advance ...

    • The role of language in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Webinar hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 4 November 2021. Presented by Dr Rethabile Mawela, Rhodes University, South Africa. The 4IR as a concept can only be meaningful if articulated in a ...