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    • Proceedings report of webinar on mental health and bullying 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Bullying among adolescents has been identified as a significant public health concern. It is a life-changing experience that has drastically affected more than a third of adolescents in schools globally. There are important ...

    • The threat of academic xenophobia to the future of South African universities 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-11-24)
      Webinar presented on 24 November 2022 as part of the 9th ASSAf Presidential Roundtable series. The 9th ASSAf Presidential Roundtable Discussion topic is “The Threat of Academic Xenophobia to the Future of South African ...

    • Annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) Meeting 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-11)
      ASSAf’s Scholarly Publishing Programme (SPP) hosted its annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) two-days meeting on 21 and 22 November 2022. The NSEF annual meeting is an opportunity for scholarly journal editors ...

    • The uptake of science, technology and innovation by sector departments 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), 2022)
      The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and Quantitative Evidence Research hosted a seminar titled “The Uptake of Science, Technology and Innovation by Sector Departments” ...

    • Impact of climate change on food systems: Using transdisciplinary science to drive mitigation and adaptation solutions to protect and promote health 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); InterAcademy Partnership (IAP); Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      A recent systems-based approach to tackling climate change and health issues, from the global InterAcademy Partnership and its regional academy networks, examined how science can guide innovation, policy and practice for ...

    • Quest Volume 18 Number 3 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-09)
      The value of small-scale fisheries - Traditional fishing methods of Africa - Estuarine fisheries - Invasion of the Nile tilapia - A new way to count great white sharks - The potential for using forward contracts for fish ...

    • Science action plan for shale gas exploration in the Karoo Basin 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      This document presents the response of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) to a request submitted by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) for a Science ...

    • The District Development Model as a platform for innovation for inclusivity 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); Quantitative Evidence Research cc, 2022)
      The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) hosted the District Development Model as a Platform for Innovation for Inclusivity on 13 May 2022, virtually, as part of the ...

    • Mental health and the role of traditional healers 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      The provision of treatment, care and rehabilitation services for people with Mental, Neurological and Substance use (MNS) disorders is a multisectoral responsibility and affects various communities in South Africa and other ...

    • SA Launch IYBSSD 2022 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); National Research Foundation (NRF) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-08)
      This roundtable discussion formed part of the launch of the SA International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022). More information can be accessed at https://iybssd.africa/. Programme: 1. ...

    • Policy Research Study to Determine the Adoption and Integration of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into Government Policies and Planning Frameworks 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); Quantitative Evidence Research cc (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); Quantitative Evidence Research cc, 2021)
      Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is an important construct in South Africa’s policy discourse as illustrated in key national planning frameworks, such as the National Development Plan (NDP) and the 2019 White Paper ...

    • Health Research and its contribution to South Africa’s democracy 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-08)
      Freedom of speech encompasses freedom of research and is an important component of any democracy. Health research, and communication around this research, have contributed to strengthening South Africa's democracy. Generally, ...

    • National Scholarly Book Publishers’ Forum (NSBPF) Conference: Local content, global reach: the value of South African scholarly publishers 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      ASSAf’s Scholarly Publishing Programme (SPP) hosted its National Scholarly Book Publishers’ Forum (NSBPF) conference on 25 July 2022. Scholarly book publishers present the foundational research that is drawn upon by ...

    • Highlights of the 2021 webinar series on reducing poverty and inequality in South Africa post-COVID 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII); Bureau for Economic Research (BER); SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      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 ...

    • The uptake of science, technology and innovation by sector departments 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) & Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), 2022)
      Webinar presented on 20 July 2022. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is an important construct in South Africa’s policy discourse as illustrated in key national planning frameworks, such as the National Development ...

    • The Human Costs of Climate Change 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Webinar presented on 14 July 2022 as part of the 8th ASSAf Presidential Roundtable series.

    • Mental Health and the role of traditional healers 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Webinar presented on 8 July 2022 by the Academy of Science of South Africa. The provision of treatment, care and rehabilitation services for people with Mental, Neurological and Substance use (MNS) disorders is a multisectoral ...

    • Quest Volume 18 Number 2 2022 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022-06)
      Getting the basics right: What are basic sciences and what do they mean for South Africa’s sustainability goals? - The science of stories, and the stories of science: ”Let me tell you a story...” - Bird is the word: The ...

    • The District Development Model as a platform for inclusive innovation and innovative districts 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) & Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), 2022)
      Date presented: 13 May 2022. The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) presented another episode in the INNOVATION FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (IID) SEMINAR SERIES (IID) ...

    • Priorities for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research and Services in South Africa webinar 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      Children and adolescents under the age of 18 years comprise 34% of the population, and child and adolescent Mental, Neurological and Substance Use (MNS) disorders are common and an important cause of disability and distress. ...