Twelve of the 15 SADC member countries will be represented at a regional workshop to determine progress in gender monitoring and evaluation in science, technology and innovation (STI).
ASSAf, together with its partners, is seeking young scientists based in South Africa to participate in a conference on Young Scientists’ Role in Science Advice. This multilateral conference will provide a platform for scientific exchange among senior and young scientists in the area of harnessing the demographic dividend through investments made in young scientists.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is one of 19 science academies that has endorsed a call emphasising the need for evidence-based strategies to combat communicable and non-communicable diseases which continue to seriously endanger individual well-being and global health, and threaten the global economy.
The quality of borehole water was the subject of the winning presentation at the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)-Famelab Heat held in Pretoria last week.
Five young South Africans nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have been included in the 400 young scientists from 76 countries selected to participate in this year’s 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has announced the winner of its first Humanities Book Award.
The challenges posed by identifying synergies in mathematical sciences is the subject of a report released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 27 February 2017.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) cordially invites you to the inaugural ASSAf Annual Humanities Lecture and ASSAf Humanities Book Award.
The reduction of poverty in Africa is the subject of a report released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) today. The report reflects the proceedings of a two-day workshop attended by representatives of 22 African science academies that was held in November last year.
Rapid urbanisation in low- and middle-income countries is having a significant impact on the health and wellbeing on the world’s population. Healthcare services in growing cities are struggling, and are already swamped with ongoing challenges like infectious diseases. They have limited time or resources to tackle chronic diseases like high blood pressure, which are often without symptoms early on, yet can cause long-term damage.
Human rights and social determinants of health are the subjects of two reports released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office of sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) announced the winner of its annual Regional Young Scientists’ award.
An initiative to establish an African Open Science Platform to promote the value and exploit the potential of Open Data for science was announced by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, at the Science Forum South Africa 2016 (SFSA).
The South African Journal of Science (SAJS) pays tribute to the academic impact of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in a commemorative compilation highlighting the work of ASSAf in its first 20 years.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) have called for an urgent high-level summit to address the current crisis in higher education.
With the annual national Youth Day being celebrated this week, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) highlights opportunities available through ASSAf for young scientists in South Africa.
The most prestigious of these is membership of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). Membership of SAYAS is by election and provides an opportunity for young scientists to enhance their networks and contribute to the building of the national system of innovation. SAYAS promotes excellence and the building of high-level skills that are critical for South Africa’s development.
Women representation and participation in national science academies globally are insignificant despite efforts to promote the role of women in science. The first comprehensive survey of member academies of IAP: The Global Network of Science Academies, found the average share of women members across 69 national science academies to be 12%. In just under one half, 30 academies from 69, the share of women members was either 10% or less.