The conference announcement and call for abstracts for the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) 4th annual young scientists conference on 14-16 October 2014 in Pretoria are now open.
The conference is aligned to the 2014 African union Year Theme, ‘Agriculture and food security’ with the theme ‘Securing our livelihoods post 2015’.
Prominent International Scientists Condemn Deliberate Attacks on Syrian Health Professionals; Urge National Science Academies to do the same
On the occasion of the 11th biennial meeting of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (Network), hosted last week by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle, grave human rights abuses perpetrated against scientific colleagues in several countries were presented. In particular, distinguished representatives from 29 national academies discussed and condemned the blatant abuse of health professionals and violation of the principle of medical neutrality in Syria—the primary focus of this statement by the Network’s Executive Committee.
Professor Stephanie Burton is the newly elected member to the ASSAf Council for the remainder of the 2012-2016 cycle. We extend our warmest congratulations to her and wish her a successful and rewarding tenure. The Minister of Science and Technology has approved the appointment in line with section 7(5) of the ASSAf Act.