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First #SAJS_Spotlight

11 December 2018, 08:48

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The journal has launched a new science engagement initiative entitled SAJS Spotlight. The idea behind this is to highlight a specific Review or Research Article from each issue to engage with the general public and other scholars. For the first SAJS Spotlight a Twitter Q and A was held with author Andrea Juan on her [...]

SciELO SA User Group Meeting

10 December 2018, 12:33

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The SciELO SA User Group Meeting took place on 21 November 2018 at the Southern Sun Hotel in Johannesburg. Fifty-five journal representatives attended the meeting. Prof Robin Crewe, Chair of the Committee of Scholarly Publishing in South Africa, opened the meeting with a welcome and introductory message. The meeting consisted of two different sessions. The [...]

Fourteenth Annual Meeting of African Science Academies

10 December 2018, 11:31

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The 14th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA 14) was hosted by the Benin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters (ANSALB) in Cotonou from 12 to 14 November 2018. The theme of this year’s meeting was Sustainable development in Africa: the role of young and senior academies. The AMASA 14 meeting was preceded by [...]

5th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament

10 December 2018, 11:30

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ASSAf was invited to attend the 5th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Kigali, Rwanda. The session was held from 22 to 26 October. The Academy was again invited to make a presentation to the Committee on Education and to participate as an observer of the debates of the Parliament to determine [...]

National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) Meeting

10 December 2018, 11:30

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ASSAf’s Scholarly Publishing Programme (SPP) hosted a stimulating full-day meeting of 62 members of the National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) on 20 November 2018 in Johannesburg. Although the forum usually meets annually, the event was not held in 2017 so there was a packed programme. The day began with a Business Meeting and update on [...]

National Enrolment Planning Workshop

10 December 2018, 11:29

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The recent release of the ASSAf report on Reconceptualising Health Professions Education in South Africa proved timely and relevant to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) enrolment planning process. DHET is undertaking the process of the new cycle of enrolment planning for 2020 to 2025. This process is geared towards attaining the National [...]

ASSAf Members in the News

10 December 2018, 11:27

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Prof Emile van Zyl Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns has honoured Prof Emile van Zyl with the Havenga Prize for Life Sciences, a prestigious prize that recognises outstanding research in finding environmentally-friendly alternatives for fossil fuels.Prof Van Zyl is a Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and head of Microbiology Department at Stellenbosch University. He [...]

First Conference of the African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council

10 December 2018, 11:24

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ASSAf represented by Ms Phyllis Kalele, Senior Liaison Officer participated in the launch and first congress of the Africa Scientific Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) that was held from 27 to 29 November in Abuja, Nigeria. ASRIC is an agency of the African Union Commission (AUC) that will serve as a continental platform to mobilise [...]

15th International Conference on Urban Health

10 December 2018, 11:23

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ASSAf, represented by Ms Nadia Algera, Programme Officer, Science Advisory Programme attended a workshop titled ‘Healthy-Policy: A Global Initiative to Instigate a Clean Air, Low Carbon Transition towards Healthier and More Sustainable Cities’ which was held on 27 November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. The workshop discussed interventions assisting the clean air, low carbon transition in [...]

The 13th H.R. Network Biennial Meeting

10 December 2018, 11:22

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The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Society (H.R. Network) hosted a symposium on “Science and the Right to Development” on 25 – 27 October 2018. ASSAf was represented at the meeting by Prof Roseanne Diab, ASSAf Executive Office, and Dr Siyavuya Bulani, Senior Liaison Officer. On first day of the conference, distinguished [...]