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ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA INVITE YOU TO A PUBLIC LECTURE BY
Dr Sean Kaliski, Principal Specialist at Valkenberg Hospital
on “Crime, heredity, genetics & environment”

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is a voluntary association of eminent South African scholars and scientists, established in terms of an Act of Parliament. Its primary objective is generating evidence-based solutions to the problems and challenges facing South African society. ASSAf aspires to play both a national and an international role. Membership of the Academy (by election) is both an honour and an obligation to work individually and collectively (as the Academy) to ensure that decision-making requiring scholarly scrutiny and analysis is based on the best and most integrated understandings and insights available to the country.

The Academy seeks to appoint a Project Administrator within the Scholarly Publishing Unit based in Pretoria.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have partnered to pursue the goal of advancement of Science in developing countries through the establishment of the NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship funding instrument. TWAS is based in Italy and operates as a programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the advancement of science in developing countries. The parties entered into a contractual agreement to support postdoctoral fellows from Africa and developing countries who will be funded per annum for a maximum of three (3) years to pursue full-time research training in South Africa. There will be an intake of 10 postdoctoral fellows each year for three (3) years, starting in 2016.
Call for funding – NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016
Application Guide – TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016

ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA
invite you to a public lecture by
Professor Romeel Davé, SA Research Chair in Cosmology with Multi-wavelength Data, based jointly at the University of the Western Cape, the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), and the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).

The Academy of Science of South Africa cordially invites you to a public lecture on
U.S. Experience in Managing Ocean Resources
by Dr Jane Lubchenco, University Distinguished Professor Oregon State University and U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean.

Date: 23 July 2015
Time:16:30 for 17:00 (refreshments will be served)
Venue: Albert Luthuli Auditorium, National Research Foundation (NRF), Meiring NaudéRoad, Brummeria, Pretoria
For further information, contact renate@assaf.org.za

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) invites you to a dialogue on Diversity in Human Sexuality

Date: Thursday, 6 August 2015
Time: 10:00 to 13:00, lunch will be served
Venue: Hilton Hotel, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton
Entrance: Free, registration beforehand is required
RSVP: by Friday, 31 July 2015 to dialogue@assaf.org.za

The 17th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards gala dinner, in partnership with South32, was held in Gauteng on Thursday, 9 July 2015. Contributions to excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) were presented by the patron of the awards, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor. The NSTF Awards are the largest SETI awards in SA.

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) will be hosting a workshop on: Integrating Inter-Professional Education and Graduate Competencies in Health Sciences Curricula.

DATE: 31 July 2015
TIME: 09:00 to 16:15
VENUE: Birchwood Hotel, 14 View Point Road, Boksburg, Johannesburg
RSVP: Before or on 24 July 2015
Click here to complete the online registration form

An Award that serves to reward excellence and exceptional scholarship in all its forms and which carries a monetary value of R1.5 million. The Trust is calling for nominations from South African Universities, Science Councils, Research & Policy Institutes, and other institutions or agencies of similar national standing.

Sexual diversity has always been part of a normal society and there is no justification for attempts to eliminate people who are not heterosexual from society. Efforts should rather be focused on countering the stigmatisation that creates hostile and violent environments for those who are othered within heteronormative societies.

This is reiterated in a consensus report entitled Diversity in Human Sexuality: Implications for Policy in Africa released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at a launch event coinciding with the 7th SA AIDS Conference in Durban.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA
INVITE YOU TO A PUBLIC LECTURE BY
Professor Julian May
Director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape
on “Is South Africa Food Secure? And if not, what can be done?“

ASSAf/TWAS Stakeholder

We kindly request that you assist the TWAS Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) in nominating suitable candidates for the 2015 TWAS Regional Prize. 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.

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) would like to invite nominations of persons who might potentially serve on ASSAf’s Research Output Evaluation Panels involved in a peer review-based quality assurance system for discipline-grouped South African scholarly books and conference proceedings. This invitation is extended to ASSAf Members and National Scholarly Editor’s Forum Members to nominate individuals to serve on the panels.

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is an independent statutory body of eminent South African scientists. ASSAf’s primary objective is to generate evidence-based solutions to the problems and challenges facing South African society.

ASSAf seeks to appoint a Copy Editor and Proofreader for the South African Journal of Science.

“The Leadership Training Programme & Network for Young Physicians”

The Interacademy Medical Panel (IAMP) is seeking candidates to participate in the 2015 Young Physician Leaders Programme in Berlin Germany during the World Health Summit in October 2015.
The programme is articulated in two parts:

  •  10 & 11 October 2015 – A specific leadership development programme with a focus on analysing models of leadership with the
    aim of developing an individual action plan for personal leadership growth for implementation after the workshop.
  • 11 – 13 October 2015 Participation as special guest at the World Health Summit The aim of the programme is to foster a new generation of leaders in global health.