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Monday,

13 November 2017

Public lecture at University of Pretoria (UP)

Topic: BIRTH AND FUTURE OF MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Venue: Engineering 1 Building, Exhibition Space, UP Hatfield Campus

Time: 16:30 for 17:00

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Tuesday,

14 November 2017

Public lecture at University of the Free State (UFS)

Topic: BIRTH AND FUTURE OF MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Venue: Albert Wessels Auditorium, UFS

Time: 16:00 for 16:30

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Thursday,

16 November 2017

Public lecture at University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Topic: BIRTH AND FUTURE OF MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Venue: Life Sciences Auditorium, UWC

Time: 14:00 to 15:00

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Thursday,

16 November 2017

Public lecture at University of Cape Town (UCT)

Friday,

17 November 2017

Public lecture at University of Cape Town (UCT)

Topic: BIRTH AND FUTURE OF MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Venue: PDHahn Lecture Theatre 3 (entrance on the 4th level, on the North and South of the building)

 

Time: 15:30 to 16:30

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Monday,

20 November 2017

Public lecture at University of Rhodes (RU)

Topic: BIRTH AND FUTURE OF MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Venue: Zoology Major, Biological Sciences Building, RU
Time: 17:30
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Wednesday,

22 November 2017

Public lecture at Nelson Mandela University (NMU)

Topic: BIRTH AND FUTURE OF MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Venue: University Council Chambers - South Campus

Time: 12:00
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Friday,

24 November 2017

Public lecture at University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Topic: BIRTH AND FUTURE OF MULTI-SCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Venue: UJ Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Library, Chinua Achebe Auditorium (Level 6)

Time: 11:45 for 12:00

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Request for Quotations: R30 000 - R500 000

All suppliers must be registered on the National Treasury Central Supplier Database (CSD).

Queries and quotations can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RFQ number Closing Date Description Bid Document Annexure Status
 

09/10/2017Admin

 

30 October 2017

Procurement/IT Software Bidding Document General Conditions of Contract Closed

 

Request for Quotations: R10 000 - R30 000

All suppliers must be registered on the National Treasury Central Supplier Database (CSD).

Queries and quotations can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RFQ number Closing Date Description Bid Document Annexure Status
 
21/11/2017 Admin

14:00, 24 November 2017

Storage room partitioning Bidding Document General Conditions of Contract.  
17/11/2017Admin 22 November2017 Purchase of Laptop Bidding Document General Conditions of Contract.  
16/11/2017/ Science Business 2017 17 November 2017 Design, Layout and Print Bidding Document General Conditions of Contract.  Closed
24/10/2017 YSC 2017 31 October 2017 Design and Layout Bidding Document General Conditions of Contract.  Closed
11/10 2017 Shale Gas 18 October 2017 Design and Layout Bidding Document General Conditions of Contract. Closed
22/09/2017 Admin  2 October 2017@ 12h00 Quotation for a Laptop Bidding Document General Conditions of Contract. Closed

 

The Academy of Science of South Africa Supply Chain Management adheres to the National Treasury’s prescribed supply chain system framework for public entities. ASSAf’s Supply Chain Management Policy seeks to give effect to section 217 of the South African Constitution which requires that all procurement of goods and services must be done in a manner that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.

The following Bids/Quotations have been cancelled  

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AWARDED BIDS/QUOTATIONS

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 22/09/2017 Admin

 

 Quotation for a Laptop

 PC Palace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a public lecture by visiting scientist, Dr Donatella de Pascale, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council in Naples entitled ‘From North Sea to Antarctica: discovering a world of new compounds’.

keith 2437Keith Breckenridge is a Professor and Deputy Director at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. He writes about the cultural and economic history of South Africa, particularly the gold mining industry, the state and the development of information systems. The award was presented to Prof Keith Breckenridge for his book titled Biometric State: The Global Politics of Identification and Surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present. The book shows how the South African obsession with Francis Galton's universal fingerprint identity registration served as a 20th century incubator for the current systems of biometric citizenship being developed throughout the South.

Strengthening the Science Business Society Dialogue in the SADC Region
5 - 7 December 2016 - CSIR International Convention Centre

Science Business Society Dialogue: The Voice of Young Scientists - Dr Anna Coussens, Former Executive Committee Member, Global Young Academy (GYA)

Science, Business and Society in the SADC Region: An Overview - Prof Francis Petersen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town

Technology Transfer - Prof Mammo Muchie, Research Chair in Innovation Studies, Tshwane University of Technology

Early Stakeholder Involvement - Mr Florian Schütz, Senior Research and Innovation Advisor, Fraunhofer Center  for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI), Germany

Business Initiatives for Knowledge Transfer - Ms Kammy Young, Innovation Centre of Expertise Manager, Eskom Holding

Intellectual Property Rights - Dr Kerry Faul, Head, National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO)

Innovative Funding Options - Mr Imraan Patel, DDG, Department of Science and Technology

The Key Drivers of Science-Industry Collaborations in Service of Society -  Ms Lynette Chen, Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD Business Foundation

The Role of Science-Industry Collaborations in Service of Society - Dr Thulani Dlamini, Vice-President, SASOL

Bridging the Gap between Science Business Society in the SADC Region: What Steps Need to be Taken? - Audrey Verhaeghe: Chairman of SA Innovation Summit

Strengthening the Science - Business Society Dialogue in the SADC Region: Youth & Gender Perspective - Dr Palesa Sekhejane, Africa Institute of South Africa

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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) celebrates its 20th year in the service of society this year. 

ASSAf was inaugurated in May 1996. It was formed in response to the need for an Academy of Science consonant with the dawn of democracy in South Africa: activist in its mission of using science and scholarship for the benefit of society, with a mandate encompassing all scholarly disciplines that use an open-minded and evidence-based approach to build knowledge.

 ASSAf thus adopted in its name the term 'science' in the singular as reflecting a common way of enquiring rather than an aggregation of different disciplines. Its Members are elected on the basis of a combination of two principal criteria, academic excellence and significant contributions to society. 

The Parliament of South Africa passed the Academy of Science of South Africa Act (Act 67 of 2001), which came into force on 15 May 2002. This made ASSAf the only academy of science in South Africa officially recognised by government and representing the country in the international community of science academies and elsewhere.

For more on the history of ASSAf

The following events form part of the ASSAf celebrations:

Launch of Women for Science: Inclusion and Participation in Academies of Science
InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Conference and General Assembly 2016
ASSAf turns 20: Young enough to be dynamic and old enough to be trusted with its mission (article in SAJS)

Presentations

Attitudinal Approaches - Daniel Plaatjies: DGSD Research Programme (HSRC)

Child Poverty - Katharine Hall: Children’s Institute (UCT)

Education Measures - Vimal Ranchhod: Southern African Labour Development Unit (UCT)

Gendered Poverty - Dori Posel: School of Development Studies (UKZN)

Health-Based Measures of Poverty - Di McIntyre: School of Public Health and Family Medicine (UCT)

Income Inequality and Relative Poverty Lines - Ingrid Woolard: South Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

Measuring Multiple Deprivation at the Small Area Level - Michael Noble: Southern African Social Policy Research Institute

Measuring Poverty in Middle-Income Countries - Dr Selim Jahan, Director: Global Human Development Report Office,UNDP (Keynote Address)

Poverty and the AgedMornè Oosthuizen: Development Policy Research Unit (UCT) 

Service Delivery Measurement - Morne Oosthuizen: Development Policy Research Unit (UCT)

South African National Poverty Lines - Sandile Simelane: Stats SA

Subjective Poverty Lines - Isobel Frye: Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute

 

 

 

 




Bequests

Leave a legacy to science by remembering the Academy in your will.

A bequest is a special gift that we preserve as your legacy.  It is a wonderful opportunity to ensure that the Academy remains a part of the lives of future generations.

As a supporter of the Academy of Science of South Africa, you will help to create a legacy that will not only contribute towards the Academy’s financial sustainability, but will continue to promote the values and objectives of the Academy for generations to come. 

For a confidential discussion about naming the Academy in your will, please contact the Executive Officer:

Prof Roseanne Diab
Academy of Science of South Africa
083 284 3008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donations

Support given to the Academy through general donations is directly responsible for strengthening our various activities which include scientific meetings, production of science advisory reports and scholarly publications, promotion of public awareness of science and science education, and awards and scholarships. 

For further information on making a donation, please contact the Executive Officer:

Prof Roseanne Diab
Academy of Science of South Africa
083 284 3008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Academy of Science of South Africa invites you to support us in our endeavours to champion scientific excellence, strengthen science and science advice in support of policy development in South Africa.

By making a donation to the Academy you will be joining a distinguished group of Members and friends of the Academy.

Please click on the following link to obtain further information about making a donation or bequest.

ASSAf originally constituted its Standing Committee on Science for Poverty Alleviation (CSfPA) to contribute to one of the five new national missions outlined in South Africa’s Research and Development (R&D) Strategy. Over the past few years, a number of forum-type studies on selected topics relevant in the fight to alleviate poverty in South Africa, have been conducted.

The Standing Committee on Health was established in 2011 and meets regularly to provide input to the Academy’s various health-related activities.

ASSAf News

Innovative ways to minimise the risks associated with abandoned mines in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be discussed at an international conference hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina on 28 – 30 November 2017.
South African born Nobel Laureate and biophysicist, Prof Michael Levitt, will be delivering a series of public lectures hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at several universities in November 2017. Levitt who is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar of ASSAf was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry when he shared it with Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel.
The Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a public lecture by Dr John P. Moore (MRSSAf), Senior Researcher in Grapevine Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Department of Viticulture and Oenology, Stellenbosch University on ‘The Art and Science of Winemaking’.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the University of Pretoria cordially invite you to a lecture on Birth and Future of Multi-scale Modeling of Macromolecules by Prof Michael Levitt, ASSAf Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
Young Academies of sciences around the globe feel they have a role to play in solving the dilemmas the world is facing today and in improving the world through scientific discovery. This claim is made in a joint statement on "The role of Young Academies in achieving the UN SDGs", which is published today by the Global Young Academy (GYA) and 36 national young...

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