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    • 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 ...

    • 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 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...