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Published: 27 September 2016

It is how we know scientific findings are valid: if an experiment produces a result once, then it will likely produce it a second time, and a third, and so on – each time the experiment is repeated. However, some research studies produce results that cannot be reproduced.

Published: 26 September 2016

A new era of structured cooperation to sustainably manage and protect coastal and marine resources in Africa was heralded by the recent launch of the Forum on African Marine Sciences (FAMS). 

Published: 26 September 2016

The status of transformation towards sex and gender equality in Africa will be debated at a round-table discussion on 6 October 2016 as part of the Annual Young Scientists’ Conference of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). 

Published: 23 September 2016

The InterAcademy Partnership - the global network of national science, medical and engineering academies - today launched a new three-year project on scientific input to African policymaking.

Published: 19 September 2016

The role of science to inform and guide sustainable development globally is articulated in a report released today by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). 

Published: 13 September 2016

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is inviting a science communication specialist/science journalist from South Africa to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting to be held from 25 to 30 June 2017 in Lindau, Germany.

Published: 15 August 2016

The African Union Commission has launched the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2016 Edition. This is therefore to invite you to apply for the awards and disseminate the information of the call to fellow African Scientists, Researchers and Innovators.

Published: 20 July 2016

We are pleased to inform you that the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), will support 10 research projects across Africa to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years.

Published: 03 June 2016

The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO invite you to put forward the names of extraordinary female scientists for the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.

Published: 14 December 2015

Science International 2015 launches a campaign for "Open Data in a Big Data World" at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria. Four major international science organisations are calling for global endorsement of an accord to help assure open access to volumes of "big data" that increasingly are the basis of research and policymaking.

More information available at http://www.interacademies.net/News/PressReleases/29194.aspx, and http://www.icsu.org/science-international

Published: 26 October 2015

Alta SchutteThe World Academy of Science Regional Office of sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA), hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), announced the winner of its annual Regional Young Scientists’ award.

Published: 09 October 2015

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is inviting a science journalist from South Africa to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting to be held from 26 June to 1 July 2016 in Lindau, Germany. The grant will cover a return flight and ground travel to Lindau, accommodation, and meals during the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting. The deadline for responses to this call is 22 October 2015.