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    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Launch of Essential facts about Covid-19 Booklet 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The booklet titled "Essential facts about Covid-19: the disease, the responses, and an uncertain future. For South African learners, teachers, and the general public" was launched as part of this webinar. View the launch ...

    • Essential facts about Covid-19: the disease, the responses, and an uncertain future. For South African learners, teachers, and the general public 

      Bucher, Martin (ed); Mall, Anwar Suleman (ed); Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The first cases of a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) were identified toward the end of 2019 in Wuhan, China. Over the following months, this virus spread to everywhere in the world. By now no country has been spared the ...

    • Webinar Three of a Three-part Series: What must be done if the state is to be capable of poverty and inequality reduction? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA), 2021)
      The Standing Committee on the Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality (SCSfRPI) is a committee of the acclaimed Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). In July 2020, the ASSAf Council mandated the committee ...

    • Root Causes of Low Vaccination Coverage and Under-Immunisation in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Sub–Saharan Africa (SSA) alone accounts for 40% of all global deaths, a phenomenon attributed to lack of access to available lifesaving vaccines (Wiysonge, Uthman, Ndumbe, & Hussey, 2012). WHO estimates that in 2019 the ...

    • ICT in Science – Towards empowered South African Citizens 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Science engagement plays a pivotal role in bringing trusted information to the public, however, not all communities are accessible in South Africa and science engagers are in short supply. Alternative ways need to be ...

    • Quest Volume 17 Number 2 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Acids, alkalis, and the pH scale: Andy Brunning, aka Compound Interest, puts us in the picture - Acidophiles: living in acid! Don Cowan gives an overview of microorganisms of acidic environments – AMD: Mauro Lourenco tells ...

    • 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 ...

    • ASSAf Copyright Amendment Bill Workshop, 29 June 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      The genesis of the Copyright Amendment Bill was in 2009, when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) initiated various studies and impact assessments. In July 2015, the DTI published a Draft Copyright Amendment Bill ...

    • 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 ...