Annual Visiting Lecturer
The Academy annually brings an outstanding international scientist to South Africa for a series of lectures in the main regional centres. The ASSAf Visiting Lecturer in 2008 was Professor Saul Dubow of Sussex University, who has made a major contribution to our understanding not only of the history of South African science but how scientific knowledge has helped to shape the country. Professor Dubow’s lecture was entitled “Social Aspects of Science in South Africa”. He made presentations in the Gauteng region, Cape Town, Grahamstown and Durban.
ASSAf partners with other organisations with local chapters to offer public lectures on a range of topics in the principal South African cities. The lectures are widely advertised and generally well attended. The lectures are offered regularly at the University of Cape Town, Rhodes University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.