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    • Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Technology (DST) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) & Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2019)
      In 2015, South Africa joined other member states of the United Nations (UN) to sign and ratify the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda). The UN consequently established the Technology Facilitation Mechanism ...

    • Annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) Meeting 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      ASSAf’s Scholarly Publishing Programme (SPP) hosted its annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) two-days meeting on 10 and 11 November 2021. The NSEF annual meeting is an opportunity for scholarly journal editors ...

    • Annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) Meeting 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-11)
      ASSAf’s Scholarly Publishing Programme (SPP) hosted its annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) two-days meeting on 21 and 22 November 2022. The NSEF annual meeting is an opportunity for scholarly journal editors ...

    • ASSAf Copyright Amendment Bill Workshop, 29 June 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      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 ...

    • ASSAf POPIA Public Consultation Forum: Progress on the POPIA Code of Conduct for Research, 03 May 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The Academy of Science of South Africa is facilitating the process to develop a Code of Conduct for Research under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), having hosted two stakeholder events that were attended ...

    • Astronomy in Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Astronomy is one of the most challenging of all scientific endeavours, requiring technologies and skills that are usually beyond the reach of what is currently available. As such it is a field that pushes the boundaries ...

    • Behind the scenes of peer review 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      This webinar - presented on 22 September 2021 - gives insight into the peer review process from the perspective of various role players involved in the South African Journal of Science: Editor-in-Chief, Online Publishing ...

    • Crisis and catastrophe: the motor of South African history? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Annual Humanities Lecture Webinar hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 5 October 2021. Presented by Assistant Prof Jacob Dlamini, Princeton University, United States of America. In 1977, R.W. ...

    • Deployment of Open Data Driven Solutions for Socio-economic Value through Good Governance and Efficient Public Service Delivery 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Technology (DST) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) & Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2018)
      The notion of making data ‘open by default’ challenges the deep rooted cultures of national privacy as it calls for data to be treated as a public resource. South Africa embarked on several initiatives to endorse open data, ...

    • Dinosaurs of Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      This talk formed part of the South African National Science Week, and was presented via a webinar on 5 August 2021. In this popular-level talk, Prof Chinsamy-Turan focuses on dinosaurs recovered from Africa. She tells us ...

    • Discovery in a time of pestilence - lessons from the future for exploration during the pandemic 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Prof Himla Soodyall in conversation with Prof Lee Berger. The global pandemic has left many areas of science in disarray. With international travel curtailed, laboratory spaces and field sites unsuitable due to transmission ...

    • The District Development Model as a platform for inclusive innovation and innovative districts 

      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), 2022)
      Date presented: 13 May 2022. The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) presented another episode in the INNOVATION FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (IID) SEMINAR SERIES (IID) ...

    • Dual-Use Research of Concern 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Dual-Use Research of Concern (DURC) describes research (typically in the life sciences) that is intended to produce answers to legitimate research questions but may be misapplied with nefarious purposes. DURC is defined ...

    • The effects of war in Ukraine on oil price and SA economy 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      This webinar was presented by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 5 May 2022. It is the 4th in a series of Annual ASSAf Business Leadership Forums. Panellists: Mr Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist: Agricultural ...

    • Finding the balance: public health and social measures for COVID-19 in the DRC and South Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Académie Congolaise des Sciences (ACCOS) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Académie Congolaise des Sciences (ACCOS), 2021)

    • Future careers: developing skills for the job market and job creation 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Presentation by Prof Maximus Sefotho on 12 November 2021. Klaus Schwab, the executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was the first to introduce the phrase Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to a team of ...

    • 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.