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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

Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a free public lecture by Xavier Zylstra, Senior Educator, Two Oceans Aquarium.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) recognised one of South Africa’s foremost scholars with a gold medal at its prestigious Annual Awards Ceremony held in Pretoria on 9 October 2019. ASSAf annually awards up to two ASSAf Science-for-Society Gold Medals for outstanding achievement in scientific thinking to the benefit of society. This year the award was presented to South African professor of psychology at Stellenbosch University, Professor Leslie Swartz.
Top Scholars in South Africa Honoured
Monday, 14 October 2019
Twenty-three of the country’s leading scholars and scientists were inaugurated as Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at the annual Awards Ceremony on 9 October 2019. As the official Academy of South Africa, ASSAf has as core function to honour the country’s most outstanding scholars by electing them to Membership of the Academy. ASSAf Members are drawn from the full spectrum of disciplines.
The extent of diversity and inclusion in aerospace of under-represented groups such as “women, minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and under-represented socioeconomic groups” remains a contested issue globally. With these contestations, it is crucial to highlight that activities aimed at addressing matters relating to inclusion and diversity in aerospace of under-represented groups will require a long-term strategic approach. In an attempt to address these controversies, the...
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with Stellenbosch University (Library and Information Services) cordially invites you to the ASSAf Presidential Roundtable: Science, Scholarship and Society on: ‘Is Scholarly Publishing becoming Unaffordable?’ An Evidence-based Dialogue on the Implications of a European Plan S on South African Research. Invitation Briefing
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is looking forward towards participating in Open Access Week, celebrated globally from 21 until 27 October 2019, themed: “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”.We invite all members of the scholarly community to participate in the following series of events, to be presented by ASSAf, in collaboration with other stakeholders. Click here.
The Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy Of Science Of South Africainvite you to a free public lecture by Professor Mike Bruton, former director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology entitled Curator and Crusader: The Life and Work of Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), is seeking candidates to participate in the 2020 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting to be held from 28 June to 3 July 2020 in Lindau, Germany.