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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) condemns the xenophobic attacks that took place in various parts
of South Africa. These degrading attacks were a gross violation of human rights.
Full Statement as pdf

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is presently implementing a Fellowship scheme titled ‘Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS)’ to provide opportunity to young researchers of the developing countries for their capacity building in science and technology through their affiliation with premier academic and research institutions in India to carry out short-term research work.

The South African Young Academy of Science seeks to elect the country’s leading emerging researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities. In addition to their demonstrated research excellence, candidates should also be able to show an ongoing commitment to improving South African science through engagement in community development, capacity building and mentoring activities.

The World Academy of Sciences – Regional Office for subSaharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) seeks to honour an outstanding scientist who has contributed to the development of scientific educational material by awarding an annual Regional Prize. The prize is awarded in fulfilment of the TWAS objective of recognising, supporting and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world. Scientific educational materials are essential components for solving many local, regional and global challenges that include poverty, health and sustainable development.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA INVITE YOU TO A PUBLIC LECTURE BY
Robin Wood FRSSAf
Professor of Medicine and Director of Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town on
‘Tuberculosis over the last century. A tale of three cities’

IAMP is committed to improving health worldwide. Millions of people, especially in developing countries, do not have access to conventional medical care. Instead, they rely on the often rich culture of traditional medical practices. Indeed, it is estimated that about one-quarter of so-called ‘modern medicines’ are derived from plants used by traditional medical practitioners.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Department of Science and Technology is calling for nominations to recognise and award excellence by women scientists and researchers. The South African Women in Science Awards encourage and reward women scientists, and researchers, and also profile them as role models for younger women. The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents.

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) is now opening the annual call for fellowship applications. This is an opportunity for those who wish to spend a period of time during the academic year 2016/17 to conduct research as a part of the NIAS community.

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme for Scientists from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa.
Deadline: 31 March each year
Under this programme, researchers are assisted in making a “Cooperation Visit” to an institute in Germany.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA INVITE YOU TO A PUBLIC LECTURE BY
Professor Gideon Wolfaardt , ERWAT Chair in Wastewater Management, Stellenbosch University Water Institute
on ‘Water, and our love-hate relationship with bacteria’

Trieste, Italy, 3 March 2015: International Ear Care Day

The InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) today issued a statement on ‘A Call for Action to Strengthen Healthcare for Hearing Loss’. The release is timed to coincide with the World Health Organization’s International Ear Care Day , which takes place on 3 March each year.

There is one vacant position on the ASSAf Council subsequent to the passing of Professor Patricia Berjak in January 2015. You are hereby invited to submit nominations to fill the position on the ASSAf Council for the remainder of the 2012-2016 cycle.

North-West University and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) cordially invite you to a Public Lecture by ASSAf Distinguished Scholar and Astrophysicist
Prof Bengt Gustafsson
Under a lucky star? Is there anything special with our sun? If so, why?

Date: 5 March 2015
Time: 12:00
Venue: Room 312, Physics Building, G5, Potchefstroom Campus
Host: Prof. F van Niekerk. Enquiries: Cathy.Crous@nwu.ac.za

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science,  School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit cordially invite you to attend a Public Talk
“Under a lucky star?
If so, find out what is so special about our Sun.”

by Prof Bengt Gustafsson
Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2014/15, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf )

ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA INVITE YOU TO A FREE PUBLIC LECTURE BY

Prof Alan Alperstein
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cape Town on

‘Feminisation of the Medical Profession ’