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20 Years of Excellence 1996 - 2016

dc.contributor.authorAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
dc.identifier.citationAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2017). 20 Years of Excellence 1996 - 2016. [Online] Available at: DOI
dc.descriptionCite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2017). 20 Years of Excellence 1996 - 2016. [Online] Available at: DOI
dc.description.abstract20 Years of Excellence 1996 – 2016 recounts the 20 years of ASSAf’s existence since the early 1990s when trailblazers in academia gave of their time and energy to realise a dream of establishing a fully representative, national academy of science to guide the democratic South Africa into a promising new era. From drafting a constitution for the Academy; putting in place the mechanisms, statutes and machinery needed to run a working national academy of science, ASSAf’s remarkable journey testifies to perceptive vision to ensure a legacy of knowledge. Since its inception, ASSAf has grown from a small, emergent organisation to a well-established academy. It has pursued its mandate of providing evidence-based science advice in support of policy development on issues of national significance to government and beyond. The book describes the early beginnings to define and form a unique crucible, through to creating a unitary academy of sciences, encompassing all science disciplines.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Science and Technologyen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectScience academiesen_ZA
dc.subjectScience for societyen_ZA
dc.subjectAcademy constitutionen_ZA
dc.subjectFounder membersen_ZA
dc.subjectNelson Mandelaen_ZA
dc.subjectUnified Academy of Scienceen_ZA
dc.subjectThe National Academy of Sciences (NAS)en_ZA
dc.subjectUnited States National Academy of Science (US NAS)en_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)en_ZA
dc.subjectScholarly Publishingen_ZA
dc.title20 Years of Excellence 1996 - 2016en_ZA

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  • C. ASSAf Policymakers' Booklets14

    Policymakers’ Booklets are summaries of Consensus Study Reports aiming at making scientific information accessible to policymakers and the general public.

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