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    • 7th Annual South African Young Scientists' Conference 2016, Human Rights 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
      This report stems from proceedings from the 7th Annual Young Scientists’ Conference held on 6 to 7, October 2016 where human rights in general, and the rights of scientists in particular, were addressed by some 80 young ...

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

      Academy of Medical Sciences (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 ...

    • African Open Science Platform Part 1: Landscape Study 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019-08)
      This report maps the African landscape of Open Science – with a focus on Open Data as a sub-set of Open Science. Data to inform the landscape study were collected through a variety of methods, including surveys, desk ...

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

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

    • Building Profitable and Sustainable Community Owned Connectivity Networks 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
      The IID seminar titled “Building Profitable and Sustainable Community Owned Connectivity Networks”, was hosted on 31 August 2020 on Zoom Webinar. The 2019 White Paper on science, technology and innovation (STI) recognise ...

    • Consultative Workshop on the Shale Gas Science Action Plan for South Africa, 14-15 March 2019 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
      In support of the South African government to explore the potential of shale gas, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) commissioned ASSAf to undertake work that would culminate in the development of a national ...

    • 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 ...

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

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Exploring the Prospects of Using 3D Printing Technology in the South African Human Settlements 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      South Africa is a country with significant socio-economic development challenges, with the majority of South Africans having limited or non-existent access to basic infrastructure, services, housing and socio-economic ...

    • 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 ...

    • Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2017)
      This report reflects the proceedings of the GenderInSITE Elsevier Foundation Thematic Workshop – Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development held on 4 – 6 September 2017 at the Technology Innovation ...

    • Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development. A GenderInSITE Policy Brief 

      Abreu, Alice (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD); The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2020-11)
      This policy brief considers the importance of applying a gender lens to innovation and sustainable development. It summarizes the key results of the workshop “Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development”, ...

    • Global Mental Health in an Era of Sustainable Development: Research and Policy Priorities 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
      The aim of the symposium was to assess global research patterns and domestic policies aimed at addressing challenges pertaining to mental health. This aim was achieved thorough the following objectives: 1. Scientifically ...

    • The Hidden Crisis: Mental Health on Times of Covid-19 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Heyns, Christof; Jewkes, Rachel; Liebenberg, Sandra; Mbazira, Christopher (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The COVID-19 pandemic is most notably a physical health crisis, but it strongly affects mental health as well. Social isolation, job and financial losses, uncertainty about the real impact of the crisis, and fear for ...

    • 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 ...

    • Impact of GenderInSITE 

      Diab, Roseanne (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD); The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2020)
      The impact of GIS is inextricably linked to the reputation and credibility of its host organizations and of the people in leadership positions within GIS. At best this is a symbiotic relationship that is a win-win situation ...

    • Improving the prevention and management of multimorbidity in sub-Saharan Africa 

      Academy of Medical Sciences (UK); Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)/Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
      Having two or more long-term conditions at the same time, known as multimorbidity, is a growing challenge globally. This workshop focused on finding out what is known about the extent and nature of multimorbidity and ...