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Category Archives: 2nd Quarter 2013

ASSAf MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

25 June 2013, 10:43

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AWARD OF THE ORDER OF MAPUNGUBWE (SILVER) Several ASSAf Members recently received the country’s highest honour when they received the Order of Mapungubwe: Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim (Bronze) Professor George Ekama (Silver) Professor Glenda Gray (Silver) Dr Bernie Fanaroff (Silver) Professor Malegapuru Makgoba (Silver) The Order of Mapungubwe recognises South Africans who have accomplished excellence [...]

Genetic Modification Technology Workshop held in Kenya

25 June 2013, 10:22

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The workshop was organised by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS), with funding from NASAC-Leopoldina collaboration and the B4fa Programme. The event also provided a platform for the launch of a policymakers’ booklet: Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa: Mobilising Science and Science Academies for [...]

Report on Technological Innovations for a Low Carbon Society to be launched

25 June 2013, 10:13

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The workshop was part of the German-South African Year of Science 2012/13, which was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST). The overall goal of this workshop was to draw on the collective expertise of German and South African scientists and [...]

Health Research Capacity Vitally Important

25 June 2013, 10:10

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Despite a health revolution within the 20th Century, which has added over 30 years of additional life expectancy on average across the globe, new global health challenges for the 21st Century face all countries, according to the statement released by the IAMP. These shared challenges include emerging and drug resistant infections disseminated worldwide due to [...]

Academies of Science Urge Action on Global Challenges

25 June 2013, 10:00

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The joint statements were intended to serve as recommendations to the annual G8 Summit held in Northern Ireland in June this year. Drug resistance in infectious disease agents is spreading rapidly and is increasingly posing a global threat to humanity. The current situation is becoming serious with an increasing incidence of detection of resistance to [...]

Appointment of ASSAf Council Advisor

25 June 2013, 09:21

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He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), a Masters in Public Law (LLM) and a Doctorate in Law (LLD). He also possesses a Diploma in Legal Practice, a Diploma in Education and several professional certificates, including a Certificate in International Humanitarian Law, a Certificate in Human Rights, and a Certificate in Leadership Development. He is [...]

SciELO-South Africa Open Access Platform Celebrated

25 June 2013, 09:07

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SciELO-South Africa, established in 2009, was certified in April 2013 as a fully operational collection indexed in the SciELO Network Global Portal according to the criteria, policies and procedures for site classification and certification in the SciELO Network. SciELO-South Africa aims to index high-quality South African journals, extending beyond the Web of Science (WoS) Thomson [...]