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    • Evidence-based Practice: ‘Double Symposium’ Proceedings on Problems, Possibilities and Politics 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
      The Academy’s Double Symposium that was admirably arranged by Prof. Jonathan Jansen and executed by the staff of the Academy, had objectives that were concisely captured by the Minister of Science and Technology in his ...

    • Science-based Improvements of Rural/Subsistance Agriculture 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
      This forum on Science-based Improvements of Rural/Subsistence Agriculture is the first in a series that are being convened by the ASSAf Forum steering Committee on Science for Poverty Alleviation. During 2005, the Academy ...

    • IAP Water Programme: Regional Workshop for Africa. Proceedings Report 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
      Water is a fundamental concern of virtually every nation, playing a diverse and often inter-dependent but vital role in the individual and collective lives of its entire citizenry. A single country like South Africa may ...

    • Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment. Forum proceedings 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
      This Forum on Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment is the second in a series that are being convened by the ASSAf Forum Committee on Science for Poverty Alleviation. Noting ...

    • Workshop Proceedings Report GMOs for African Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
      This proceedings report is the product of a two-day workshop hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) from 17-18 September 2009. ASSAf, in partnership with the Union of the German Academies of Sciences ...

    • Critical Issues in School Mathematics and Science 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2010)
      The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), as a body of natural and human scientists, has an important role to play in providing government and members of society with evidence-based information that can be used to ...

    • The Emerging Threat of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
      An estimated 2 billion people, one-third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) (Keshavjee and Seung, 2008). Spread through the air, this ...

    • Nuclear Energy Safety Symposium. Proceedings Report 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
      Both public and political attitudes on the introduction and use of nuclear energy change with time and events. A movement towards extending its use and building new advanced power stations is driven largely by the contribution ...

    • Preparing for the Future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Shared Responsibiltiy 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
      The sub-Saharan Africa region still remains the region most heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2010, about 68% of all people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa and the region also accounted for 70% of new HIV ...

    • Review of the State of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) System in South Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
      This Report follows a request from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for an independent, critical appraisal of The State of the Science, Technology and Innovation ...

    • Proceedings Report: Technological Innovations for a Low Carbon Society Conference 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
      The challenge of finding sustainable, low carbon solutions to a global problem, such as climate change, is pertinent for both Germany and South Africa, notwithstanding their different developmental stages and different ...

    • Proceedings report Changing patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
      The theme of this conference was a superb example of the various activities in which the academies had been involved. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constituted one of the most critical set of health challenges that faced ...

    • Proceedings of a Workshop on the Implementation of Core Competencies for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
      According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), one in six South Africans suffers from disorders such as anxiety, depression or substance use; this excludes disorders such as bipolar or schizophrenia. ...

    • Proceedings of a Symposium on Our Nuclear Future: Delay or Demise? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
      The purpose of the symposium was to bring together a diverse range of stakeholders and invite engagement in a rigorous, evidence-based, scholarly debate on the issue of nuclear energy. Participants and presenters were drawn ...

    • Environment and Health Symposium 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
      ASSAf, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Academy of Science (EAS), Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) and the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina hosted a symposium on Environment and Health in June ...

    • Insights into South Africa’s Participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
      This report provides insights into South Africa’s participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union. Three data sources were used: (1) information in the ...

    • Workshop on Measuring Deprivation in Order to Promote Human Development 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
      Poverty reduction is a critical factor outlined in both the Millennium Developmental Goals 2015 (MDGs) and the National Developmental Plan (NDP) – Vision 2030. In order for South Africa to make progress in this regard, ...

    • Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
      Welcome Address from Assaf (Prof Barney Pityana, Vice-President, Assaf) 6 Welcome from Partner Organisation (Prof Yousuf Maudarbocus, Vice-President, Nasac) 9 Keynote Address (Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Nelson Mandela Foundation) ...

    • Addressing the global challenges of multimorbidity – lessons from South Africa 

      The Academy of Medical Sciences (The Academy of Medical Sciences, 2016)
      The main objective of this workshop was to consider the burden of multimorbidity in South Africa and the UK, and ask how we can achieve a more coherent and consistent approach to defining, researching, and addressing m ...

    • Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
      The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) convened a workshop on Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town on 15 – 16 September 2016. The meeting sought to promote and seek a discursive space to ...