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Category Archives: 3rd Quarter 2015

More recognition for SciELO SA

25 September 2015, 08:30

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SCIELO SA TEAM’S DILIGENCE REWARDED The SciELO SA Collection is evaluated twice a year to ensure that the collection is adhering to the rigorous standards and criteria set by the SciELO Global Network. The collection was evaluated again during September 2015 and a score of 98% was awarded to the collection. The Department of Higher [...]

SAYAS Members in the News

25 September 2015, 08:18

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SAYAS member gets top award SAYAS co-chair, Dr Tolullah Oni, has been awarded the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) fellowship. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is working to build a targeted team of 54 young Ambassadors, one from each African country, to participate in the NEF Global Gathering 2016, champion African science, technology, engineering and mathematics [...]

TWAS-ROSSA nominates Young Affiliates

25 September 2015, 08:05

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The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA), hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), nominated five TWAS Young Affiliates for 2015. The honour is given to developing-nation researchers with at least 10 international publications who show potential for a high-impact career. The Young Affiliates were elected from 42 [...]

ASSAf Members in the News

25 September 2015, 08:04

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ASSAf Members honoured with NSTF awards, the flagship project of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) The following ASSAf Members were winners in their categories at the 17th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards Gala Dinner, held on 9 July 2015: Prof Robert (Bob) Scholes – Lifetime Achiever Award Prof Helen Rees – [...]

Gender mapping meeting held

25 September 2015, 07:58

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A planning meeting to address Gender Mapping in Science, Innovation, Technology and Engineering (SITE) was held at the UNESCO Regional Office for southern Africa, in Harare, Zimbabwe on 21 and 22 July 2015. ASSAf was represented by Ms Dorothy Ngila. The aim of the meeting was to create a platform for discussion and sharing of [...]

SAYAS hosts Symposium on Science & Society in Africa

25 September 2015, 07:58

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The 2015 Symposium on Science & Society in Africa, organised by South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) was held in Cape Town from 28 to 29 September 2015. It focused on the potential of engagement outside the domain of traditional science communication — science non-fiction writing in both books and printed journalism, science fiction, [...]

OWSD plans for the future

25 September 2015, 07:55

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The Executive Committee of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World – South African National Chapter (OWSD SA) held a Strategic Planning Meeting from 9 to10 July 2015 at the Southern Sun Newlands, Cape Town. The purpose of the meeting was to develop a five-year strategic plan for OWSD SA. The vision [...]

9th National Scholarly Editors’ Forum Meeting focused on Problems and Progress in Scholarly Publishing

25 September 2015, 07:54

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The annual National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF), with the theme “Problems and Progress in Scholarly Publishing within the South African Context” was held on 9 September 2015. The event was chaired by Prof Robin Crewe, Chair of ASSAf’s Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa, and there were 116 participants, mostly scholarly journal editors. The [...]

ASSAf at the World Social Science Forum (WSSF)

25 September 2015, 07:53

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The World Social Science Forum (WSSF), themed Transforming Global Relations for a Just World, took place in Durban from 13 to 16 September 2015. ASSAf was one of a number of consortium partners that supported the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to host the conference. ASSAf’s Executive Officer, Prof Roseanne Diab, participated as a speaker [...]

ASSAf Report Addresses Safety in Research

25 September 2015, 07:52

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Safe, secure and ethical conduct in life science research in South Africa is assessed in a consensus study on biosafety and biosecurity launched by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 23 July 2015 in Pretoria. The ASSAf report entitled The State of Biosafety and Biosecurity in South Africa evaluates existing measures and [...]