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2019 IAP Young Physician Leaders Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that we are seeking candidates for the 9th IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Programme t [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]

ASSAf News

A record number of 20 young scientists bound for the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany were given a taste of what to expect at a send-off meeting hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) last week in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
Nine Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) are among the Finalists in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards for 2018/2019 with no fewer than four nominated in more than one category.
The protection of intellectual property (IP) for grassroots innovation will be discussed at a seminar hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on 21 May 2019 in Pretoria.
Tuesday 14 May 2018 saw the formation of Invest In Open Infrastructure (IOI) a global initiative to increase the availability and sustainability of open knowledge infrastructure. The needs of today’s diverse scholarly communities are not being met by the existing largely uncoordinated scholarly infrastructure, which is dominated by vendor products that take ownership of the scholarly process and data without appropriate governance and oversight from the communities they serve.
The potential risk of neonicotinoids in Africa will be assessed at a working group meeting hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina on 13 – 15 May 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a free public lecture by Professor Susan Kidson, Former Dean of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town entitled The story of Equids in Africa: historical, archaeological and new genetic insights.
The University of Pretoria and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) cordially invite you to a Public Lecture on Fundamental Physics with the Radio Sky by A/Prof Amanda Weltman, University of Cape Town and SAYAS member and The MeerKAT Radio Telescope: Fundamental Science Driving Policy, Innovation and Human Capital Development by Prof Justin Jonas, Chief Technologist, Square Kilometre Array. Click here for more...
ASSAf Signs Agreement with PAP
Thursday, 09 May 2019
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) entered into an agreement with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) for the advancement of science on the continent.