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IAP Annual Report released

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Call for nominations: 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 Awards

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ASSAf News

In Memoriam Prof Gita Ramjee
Wednesday, 01 April 2020
ASSAf Member, Prof Gita Ramjee, passed away yesterday from COVID-19 complications. She would’ve turned 64 on 8 April. She is an internationally known HIV scientist and was the Chief Scientific Officer at the Aurum Institute. Prior to that, Chief Specialist Scientist and Director of the SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit. Our deepest condolences to her husband, family and friends.
Prof Olubukola Babalola, ASSAf member @theNWU teams up with @SAYAS_SA at a capacitation session for young scientists at the Mafikeng campus focussing on Conferencing & Presentation skills #WiS #eachoneteachone. See more
It is with regret that we need to announce the rescheduling of the Royal Society of South Africa Public Lecture by Emeritus Professor William Bond, due to be delivered at the SAAO Auditorium on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 17h00.
Conference Announcement
Wednesday, 04 March 2020
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Sol Plaatje University (SPU) will, together with their strategic partners, host an international conference from 26th - 28th October 2020 at SPU in Kimberley, South Africa. The event will bring together researchers and stakeholders from across the globe to consider anew the role of humanities and social science research in South Africa and Africa, within the context of the historical precursors and future effects of our current global condition.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has successfully nominated ten top young scientists from South Africa to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which will be an interdisciplinary meeting dedicated to the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics and Physiology/Medicine, later this year in Lindau, Germany.
Please note that this event has been postponed. ASSAf Presidential Roundtable Discussion on the human question in artificial intelligence co-hosted with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) will take place on 9 June 2020 in Stellenbosch. The topic is Frankenstein or Gods? The Impact of the New Technologies on What It Means To Be Human”. Read more
The annual process of nominating and electing new Members to ASSAf has commenced for 2020 in accordance with Regulation 1 of the Academy. The relevant nomination formis attached.The membership of South Africa's nationally and internationally recognised science academy,ultimately determines the quality and scope of the role that ASSAf can play in the developmental trajectory of the...
SAYAS seeks to elect the country’s leading emerging researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities.