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Category Archives: 1st Quarter 2013

Hands-on training for teachers

4 April 2013, 06:48

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The first workshop with 27 teachers from 10 primary schools in the Tshwane District, eight trainers from higher education institutions and science centres around Gauteng took place on Saturday 23 February 2013. Participating teachers were enthusiastic about the programme. The next workshop will take place in March/April where teachers will be equipped with more skills on [...]

SciELO SA certified

3 April 2013, 10:33

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WHERE SOUTH AFRICA FITS INTO THE SciELO NETWORK: SciELO Network Certified Journal Collections Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Spain Mexico Portugal South Africa Venezuela Public Health Social Sciences Journal collections in development Bolivia Paraguay Peru Uruguay CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATION: Currency of the collection; Adherence to all SciELO methodology criteria and standards; Indication of [...]

Science on the Move

27 March 2013, 13:08

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The largest science festival in sub-Saharan Africa offers visitors a stimulating programme featuring exhibitions, lectures, talkshops, workshops, and other interactive events. The festival was attended by about 72 000 visitors and had a variety of contributors from government departments, listed companies, NGOs, research facilities, science centres, science councils and universities from South Africa and abroad.  [...]

South African and German academies forge stronger ties

27 March 2013, 09:39

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The President of ASSAf, Prof Daya Reddy, nine members of SAYAS and Dorothy Ngila from ASSAf attended an Interdisciplinary German – South African Symposium on “Socio-Ecological Novelty – Frontiers in Sustainability Research” in Berlin.  The symposium and interaction between young academies formed part of the German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013 activities.  The Year of [...]

ASSAf signs MOU with INSA

27 March 2013, 08:26

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The two Academies aim to cooperate on exchanging of publications and information on research and science and technology activities; promotion of collaboration in areas of mutual scientific interest; promotion of the exchange of scholars between the two academies and exchanging ideas and information,  and developing of collaborative research; co-operation in the development of evidence-based advice [...]

New President visits TWAS

25 March 2013, 12:17

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Newly elected TWAS President, Professor Chunli Bai, from China visited the organisation’s headquarters in Trieste in February this year during which he interacted with staff on several issues (core funding, matters related to science policy and the environment). The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) is an autonomous international organisation based in Trieste, [...]

Members in the News

25 March 2013, 12:15

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 ASSAf congratulates Prof Wieland Gevers on recently being awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Stellenbosch University.  Gevers was recognised for the valuable contributions that he has made, not only to his field, but to society in general. This is an extraordinary achievement and very well deserved.

ASSAf co-hosts Visiting Scholar

25 March 2013, 12:13

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According to Prof Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Kleinman, has become a leading figure in several fields: medical anthropology, cultural psychiatry, global health, social medicine and medical humanities. Not only has he shaped entire academic fields, he has also taught some of the world’s most influential professionals engaged [...]

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development’s awards ASSAf Manager

25 March 2013, 12:11

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Veldsman has been responsible for advocacy and training work in her region. She is the director of the SciELO-SA programme, an excellent example of south-south collaboration ­ between Latin American countries and South Africa. She has also been responsible for setting up an Institutional Repository, has been involved in training, and conference organisation throughout southern Africa. The [...]

Minister meets COHORT

25 March 2013, 12:09

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The COHORT comprises a number of science councils and statutory bodies responsible for research, development and innovation and serves as a forum to discuss issues of research that informs policy development in the country, initiating and developing innovations, and technologies aimed at improving the standard of living for South Africans.