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Global food systems are failing humanity and speeding up climate change: New report from 130 national academies issues wake-up call to leaders on eve of COP24

The current approach to food, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment is unsustainable and must change. There is no  [ ... ]

Invitation to nominate Volvo Environment Prize 2019

Please nominate for the Volvo Environment Prize 2019.  To be eligible for consideration, nominations must be submit [ ... ]

ASSAf News

Italy and South Africa have a longstanding relationship in the arts, culture, science, technology and innovation. As part of commemorating this relationship, the Italian Embassy in South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF), will be co-hosting a one-day workshop at the NRF on 5 April 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa.
The status and challenges of postgraduate engineering training and research in South Africa are explored in a new consensus study to be released on 27 March 2019 by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a free public lecture by Professor Andrew Argent, Head of  the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital entitled Research lessons from Risky Business.
Nominations for 2019 New SAYAS Members
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
SAYAS calls for nomination of young scientists into the academy on an annual basis. To qualify for nomination, a candidate should meet the following criteria:
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has successfully nominated 20 top young scientists from South Africa to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics later this year in Lindau, Germany.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) -Twas Young Affiliate Network (TYAN), the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) and the World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) will be hosting an Infectious Diseases Symposiumfrom 27 to 28 May 2019 in...
Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a free public lecture by Prof Michael E Meadows, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Department of Geographic Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, on Wetlands in the highlands and the lowlands: reinterpreting African landscapes through Quaternary palaeoecology.
ASSAf Appoints New Executive Officer
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Prof Himla Soodyall has been appointed as the Academy’s new Executive Officer with effect from 1 November 2018. She is succeeding Prof Roseanne Diab who is retiring.