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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

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) will be hosting the Annual Young Scientists’ Conference on 28 – 29 October 2019. The theme of the Conference is Migration, Displacement and Mobility in Africa: Complex Issues in Current Times
Threats to Coastal and Marine Environment and Conservation of the Ocean Environment - with Special Attention to Climate Change and Marine Plastic Waste. Click here for the Statement.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) invites you to  a Stakeholder Awareness Workshop on the 2019 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation to be held on 27 June 2019 at Future Africa Conference Centre, at the University of Pretoria.
The South African Journal of Science is offering a one-year mentoring opportunity for early careeracademics or researchers who wish to gain valuable editorial experience working closely with anAssociate Editor. Access the Call.
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.