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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 ...

    • Webinar One of a Three-part series: What to do to reduce poverty and inequality? 10 May 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The ASSAf Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) has been mandated by the ASSAf Council to focus on poverty and inequality in respect to the pandemic, and to consult ...

    • Webinar Two of a Three-part Series: How to Fund Interventions to Reduce Poverty in South Africa? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Bureau for Economic Research (BER) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The ASSAf Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) has been mandated by the ASSAf Council to focus on poverty and inequality in respect to the pandemic, and to consult ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Webinar: Mechanisms, funding and state capability for poverty and inequality reduction (post-Covid) in South Africa 

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

    • 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 ...

    • 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)

    • Wastewater surveillance in the Management of Covid 19: experiences from three Countries 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), 2021)
      Webinar presented and hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) on 31 August 2021. Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, wastewater surveillance ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...