The Academy is governed by a Council comprising 13 Members, of whom 12 are elected from the membership and one is appointed by the Minister as representative of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI). The Academy has five office-bearers: the President, two Vice-Presidents, General Secretary and Treasurer.
The Council has constituted an Executive Committee comprising the office-bearers. The purpose of the Executive Committee is to streamline Council operations and to allow for decision-making on important matters in the intervals between Council meetings. The Human Resources and Audit Committees of Council continue to function effectively.
Policies and guidelines for Academy projects and activities are carefully developed, published, and followed meticulously to ensure full transparency and accountability. Several human resource policies were approved by Council, viz. Staff Leave Policy and a Travel Policy. In addition, Council approved a Media Release Policy and a Rapid Response Policy.
The South African President has signed into law the Amendment to the ASSAf Act, No 67 of 2001: Science and Technology Laws Amendment Act, No. 16: 5 Dec 2011. The objective of this new Science and Technology Laws Amendment Act is not only to amend the S & T Act under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology and its other entities. But also that the Act is to amend the Academy of Science of South Africa Act, 2001, so as to amend and insert certain new definitions, to provide for election of certain officials of the Council and the Academy; to effect certain technical corrections; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
An additional regulation covering the establishment and operation of an Executive Committee was approved by Council during the 2009/2010 financial year. Minor amendments to other regulations were also approved.
Full fiduciary responsibility for the Academy’s reputation, integrity and financial probity was obtained.
The Council has constituted Human Resources and Audit Committee, as well as an Executive Committee, comprising the office-bearers of the Council. Policies and guidelines for Academy projects and activities are carefully developed, published, and followed meticulously to ensure full transparency and accountability.
Click here to see a list of ASSAf Council members.
Click here to see a list of ASSAf Members
Derek Hanekom, Minster of Science and Technology - appointment of ASSAf Council Members Click here to view official letter.Back to Top