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    • 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 ...

    • COVID-19 and Human Rights: Perspectives on Socio-economic Rights and Violence 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Heyns, Christof; Jewkes, Rachel; Liebenberg, Sandy; Mbazira, Christopher (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020-12-07)
      South Africa like other countries worldwide, was forced to impose lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 since March 2020. While the measures taken by the government aided in slowing down the spread of the pandemic, they ...

    • ASSAf and NHREC POPIA Stakeholder Engagement with the RECs, 18 May 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      ASSAf is facilitating the process to develop a Code of Conduct for Research under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), having hosted three stakeholder events that were attended by scientists and researchers ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • Women in Science: Prof Helen Rees 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); WITS RHI (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      In this video, Prof Helen Rees shares more on her science career as a woman. This documentary formed part of the South African National Science Week from 2-8 August 2021. In commemoration of women’s day held annually ...

    • Understanding the scourge of predatory journals and conferences in academia 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Presented as part of Science Forum South Africa 2021. This presentation highlights some of the key emerging findings and recommendations of an InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) study “Combatting predatory academic journals ...

    • Why environmental management must become the new normal (1/4) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE); Institute of Natural Resources (INR); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), 2021)
      SAGE hosted a webinar series in partnership with ASSAf, SAYAS and INR on “Why environmental management must become the new normal”. The series aimed at raising awareness on the importance of emergency risk mitigation in ...

    • 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 ...

    • Why environmental management must become the new normal (3/4) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE); Institute of Natural Resources (INR); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), 2021)
      SAGE hosted a webinar series in partnership with ASSAf, SAYAS and INR on “Why environmental management must be become the new normal”. The series aimed at raising awareness on the importance of emergency risk mitigation ...

    • Writing for a scholarly journal 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Recording of an interactive workshop hosted by the South African Journal of Science aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers with little or no experience in writing and publishing journal articles. This ...

    • 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)

    • The status of coding and robotics in South African schools 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Recording of a webinar hosted by ASSAf on 28 April 2021. Panellists included the following: - Emma Dicks, founder and director at CodeSpace, an education institution that specialises in teaching coding & software development. ...

    • 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 ...

    • Webinar Three of a Three-part Series: What must be done if the state is to be capable of poverty and inequality reduction? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA), 2021)
      The Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) is a committee of the acclaimed Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). In July 2020, the ASSAf Council mandated the committee ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...