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    • Reimagining the national space sector 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      SANSA was launched by the Department of Science and Innovation with a mandate to: “...Provide for the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities, foster research in space science, advance ...

    • Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Economics and Business Management 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2022)
      The peer review report titled 'Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Economics and Business Management' is the 13th in a series of discipline-grouped evaluations of South African scholarly journals. This ...

    • Understanding the scourge of predatory journals and conferences in academia 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Presented as part of Science Forum South Africa 2021. This presentation highlights some of the key emerging findings and recommendations of an InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) study “Combatting predatory academic journals ...

    • ‘No paraffin! campaign’: national roundtable discussion webinar series 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI); University of South Africa (Unisa); North-West University (NWU); South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), 2021)
      This series consisted of 3 webinars: Webinar 1: South Africa’s Inequalities in Risk: The Case for the No Paraffin! Campaign; Webinar 2: Lessons for South Africa: Successful Campaigns for Energy Migration; Webinar 3: ...

    • Quest Volume 17 Number 4 2021 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Quest Volume 17 Number 4 2021, 2021-12)
      The conclusion of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November 2021 disappointed a lot of participants and campaigners from various countries. ...

    • Dual-Use Research of Concern 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Dual-Use Research of Concern (DURC) describes research (typically in the life sciences) that is intended to produce answers to legitimate research questions but may be misapplied with nefarious purposes. DURC is defined ...

    • Astronomy in Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Astronomy is one of the most challenging of all scientific endeavours, requiring technologies and skills that are usually beyond the reach of what is currently available. As such it is a field that pushes the boundaries ...

    • Dinosaurs of Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      This talk formed part of the South African National Science Week, and was presented via a webinar on 5 August 2021. In this popular-level talk, Prof Chinsamy-Turan focuses on dinosaurs recovered from Africa. She tells us ...

    • Pandemic ethics: how have we fared? 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      Webinar hosted on 4 May 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised profound ethical, legal and social issues set against a backdrop of global health and socio-economic inequities. The ethical issues have ranged from restrictions ...

    • SALGA-ASSAf seminar on disaster risk management, fire & emergency services capabilities assessment of municipalities 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); South African Local Governments Association (SALGA) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2021)
      In partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), ASSAf hosted a seminar to discuss the output of research commissioned by SALGA. The research sought to determine the ability of municipalities – ...

    • 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); Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) & Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), 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 ...