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Category Archives: 3rd Quarter 2018

AAAS-TWAS 5th Summer Course on Science Diplomacy in Trieste, Italy

27 September 2018, 13:37

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The World Academy of Sciences sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) represented by Mr Kholani Mbhiza participated at the AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy Course which was held from 20 to 24 August 2018 in Trieste, Italy. The regional partner also sponsored two young scientists, Dr Barbara Burmen (Kenya) and Dr Patrick Ssebugere (Uganda) to participate at this [...]

University of Limpopo students visit ASSAf

26 September 2018, 10:52

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Third-year Information Studies students from the University of Limpopo visited the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on 15 August 2018. The purpose of the visit was to expose students to projects, initiatives and jobs that they might consider pursuing within the field of scholarly publishing. The Scholarly Publishing Unit hosted the students together [...]

Quest Science Engagement

26 September 2018, 10:51

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18 July 2018 – Quest attended the Mandela Day event organised by Bioplus in Kagiso, Krugersdorp. Eight high schools attended the event and more than 3 500 learners in from grades 10 to12 attended. Quest presented a lecture on falling bodies and the application of the Newtonian Law. Some 4 000 copies of Quest magazine [...]

Infrastructure and governance are key to collaboration

26 September 2018, 10:50

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The main objective of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) meeting (GBIC2: the 2nd Global Biodiversity Information Conference), held from 24 to 27 July 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark was to discuss future governance of the international biodiversity key stakeholders towards developing a network for all biodiversity information and data: what data does the GBIF community have/should [...]

15th Gender Summit held in UK

26 September 2018, 10:49

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The Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World South African Chapter (OWSD-SANC) and GenderinSITE were represented at the 15th Gender Summit by Elzarie Swanepoel, the Liaison Officer for Gender in STI at ASSAf, Caroline Pule, the Vice-Chair of the OWSD SA NC Executive Committee, as well as the National and International Liaison Manager [...]

Towards an Angolan Academy

26 September 2018, 10:49

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The role of national science academies is essential in the effort to promote co-operative scientific research in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. SADC comprises 16 Member States and currently there are 8 academies in SADC. In a bid to monitor scientific research projects funded by institutions in Angola and South Africa, the Angolan [...]

New staff at ASSAf

26 September 2018, 10:48

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Noneka Twantwa has been appointed as Bookkeeper/Creditors Clerk in Finance. She previously worked in the manufacturing and distribution industry. She holds a BTech Degree in Cost and Management Accounting.

NSBPF Annual Meeting takes place

26 September 2018, 10:47

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National Scholarly Book Publishers’ Forum (NSBPF) annual meeting was held on 28 August 2018 at the Wanderer’s Club in Johannesburg to coincide with the meetings of the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA). The Scholarly Publishing Programme’s Director, Mrs Susan Veldsman, reported on the CREST/ASSAf study on scholarly journal and book publishing (2005 – 2014) [...]

Code of Best Practice in Scholarly Journal Publishing Reviewed

26 September 2018, 10:46

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ASSAf’s National Code of Best Practice for South African Scholarly Journals, Editing and Peer Review has been revised. The original code was drafted and adopted by the National Scholarly Editors’ Forum (NSEF) in 2008. The revised version, the Code of Best Practice in Scholarly Journal Publishing, Editing and Peer Review, is broader and more dynamic [...]

OWSD SA and TWAS-SAREP attend Panel Discussion and Graduate Career Workshop

26 September 2018, 10:44

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Representatives of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World – South African Chapter (OWSD SA) and The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP), both hosted by ASSAf, attended a workshop held by the Mentoring Network of African Women in Academia (MTAWA) in partnership with the Jomo Kenyatta University of [...]