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    • Origins and destinations known: learning from the tracer study of international African doctoral graduates 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      South Africa’s universities host a large considerable number of international doctoral students, of whom international Africans make up close to 40% of the eventual PhD graduates. Immigration policy requires the graduates ...

    • 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 ...

    • The Launch of the National Rollout of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index (MIMI) (A tool to measure innovation in municipalities) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The MIMI project was initiated by the DSI in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the HSRC and UKZN. The purpose of this initiative was to develop an innovative tool capable of assessing ...

    • 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 ...

    • The role of language in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Webinar hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 4 November 2021. Presented by Dr Rethabile Mawela, Rhodes University, South Africa. The 4IR as a concept can only be meaningful if articulated in a ...

    • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Mathematics and Science 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The peer review report entitled Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Mathematics and Science is the 12th in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This is part of ...

    • 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. ...

    • Quest Volume 17 Number 3 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      MRI: Quest takes a closer look at magnetic resonance imaging - Boosting computer performance: Atsufumi Hirohata explains how spintronics allow more efficient data storage - Magnetism in accelerator-based science: Gillian ...

    • Uniting people through diversity – coming together during times of need 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Panellists: Dr Stanley Maphosa, Prof Brij Maharaj (Professor of Geography and Deputy President of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha), Sultan Sheikh Yasin Muhammad Yaqeenullah Allamal Yaqen Muhammad (Grand Mufti SA and ...

    • 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 ...

    • Discovery in a time of pestilence - lessons from the future for exploration during the pandemic 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Prof Himla Soodyall in conversation with Prof Lee Berger. The global pandemic has left many areas of science in disarray. With international travel curtailed, laboratory spaces and field sites unsuitable due to transmission ...

    • 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 ...

    • Why environmental management must become the new normal (4/4) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE); Institute of Natural Resources (INR); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), 2021)
      SAGE hosted a webinar series in partnership with ASSAf, SAYAS and INR on “Why environmental management must become the new normal”. The series aimed at raising awareness on the importance of emergency risk mitigation in ...

    • Evaluation of Alternative Telecommunication Technologies for the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Area 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The National Research Foundation (NRF) requested the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), on behalf of South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), to undertake an independent ...

    • Why environmental management must become the new normal (3/4) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE); Institute of Natural Resources (INR); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), 2021)
      SAGE hosted a webinar series in partnership with ASSAf, SAYAS and INR on “Why environmental management must be become the new normal”. The series aimed at raising awareness on the importance of emergency risk mitigation ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Second Biennial Report on the State of Climate Science and Technology in South Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
      This is the second biennial report on the State of Climate Science and Technology in South Africa, commissioned by the Departments of Science and Innovation (DSI) and Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, and compiled by ...

    • Why environmental management must become the new normal (2/4) 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE); Institute of Natural Resources (INR); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), 2021)
      SAGE hosted a webinar series in partnership with ASSAf, SAYAS and INR on “Why environmental management must become the new normal”. The series aimed at raising awareness on the importance of emergency risk mitigation 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 ...