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    • Webinar Two of a Three-part Series: How to Fund Interventions to Reduce Poverty in South Africa? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Bureau for Economic Research (BER) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The ASSAf Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) has been mandated by the ASSAf Council to focus on poverty and inequality in respect to the pandemic, and to consult ...

    • 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 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 ...

    • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in History, Philosophy and Politics 

      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 History, Philosophy and Politics is the eleventh in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. ...

    • Webinar One of a Three-part series: What to do to reduce poverty and inequality? 10 May 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The ASSAf Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) has been mandated by the ASSAf Council to focus on poverty and inequality in respect to the pandemic, and to consult ...

    • 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 ...

    • The Presidential Employment Stimulus: Research Opportunities 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The Panel discussion titled “The Presidential Employment Stimulus: Research Opportunities”, was hosted on 10 December 2020 by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) ...

    • Quest Volume 17 Number 1 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Whale song Fannie Shabangu tells us about the underwater melodies of ocean giants - Whistlers of the waves Tess Gridley reports on her team’s research on dolphin communication - Deep-sea drumming Dave Japp and Kerry Sink ...

    • Provider core competencies for improved Mental health care of the nation 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      This report is a comprehensive document reviewing current training programmes for various cadres of service providers who provide (or could provide) care for people with mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders ...

    • Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Use and Effects in African Agriculture: A Review and Recommendations to Policymakers 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Agriculture is critically important for African societies and economies but ensuring food security for Africa’s growing population is a major challenge. One particular concern are pesticides called ‘neonicotinoids’, which ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • The policy & practice of drug, alcohol & tobacco use during Covid-19 

      Science Forum South Africa (SFSA); Soodyall, Himla; Gilligan, Aidan; Shelly, Shaun; Venter, Francois; Letlape, Kgosi; Kinderlerer, Julian; Pedersen, David Budtz (Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), 2020-12)
      This discussion formed part of the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) 2020 event. The World Science Forum will be held in Cape Town in December 2021 under the theme of “science for social justice”. As a precedent, this ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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”, ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Quest Volume 16 Number 4 2020 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Smit, Izak; Mooney, Paul Damian; Browning, Claire; Ruther, Heinz; Wessels, Stephen; Black, Wendy; Stobie, Cora Sabriel; Bates, Michael (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020-11-30)
      Light Detection and Ranging (lidar): Where did lidar come from, and where’s it heading? - Lidar probes the atmosphere: Improving knowledge of clouds and aerosols - Shedding light on DVM: Satellite-based lidar measures ...

    • ASSAf Statement on Academic Freedom and the Values of Science, 25 May 2020 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
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    • Statement on the Unanticipated Costs of COVID-19 to South Africa’s Quadruple Disease Burden: ASSAf Standing Committee on Health 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
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