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Category Archives: 2nd Quarter 2019

ASSAf appoint New Staff

19 June 2019, 11:38

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Kelebogile Seotloe has recently completed her internship programme with ASSAf in the Human Resource Department.  She has been appointed as an Assistant Human Resource Officer. She holds a degree from the University of Johannesburg and her majors include Public Management & Governance and Information Management.       Nompumelelo Mahlangu has been appointed as a [...]

GenderInSITE Appoints Africa Regional Coordinator

19 June 2019, 11:37

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The Gender in Science Innovation Technology and Engineering (GenderInSITE) steering committee has appointed Ms Phyllis Kalele as the Coordinator of its newly formed Africa Regional Focal Point. She currently heads the African Collaboration sub-programme at ASSAf. GenderInSITE is an international initiative to promote the role of women in science, innovation, technology and engineering, and to [...]

ASSAf Members in the News

19 June 2019, 11:36

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University of Pretoria Academic Achievers’ Awards Four ASSAf Members were recipients of this year’s University of Pretoria Academic Achievers’ Awards. They are: Exceptional Academic Achievers Prof Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, Professor in Biochemistry and Director of the National Research Foundation/Department of Science and Technology South African Research Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control. Prof Rangan Gupta, Professor in [...]

Nine ASSAf Members Nominated for NSTF-South32 Top Achievers

19 June 2019, 11:31

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Nine Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) are among the Finalists in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards for 2018/2019 with no fewer than four nominated in more than one category. Referred to as the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa, these awards are the largest, most comprehensive, and most [...]

Brain Storming Session for the BAS Strategy

19 June 2019, 11:22

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The Botswana Academy of Science (BAS) hosted a strategy planning meeting at the Botswana Institute of Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) in Gaborone, Botswana on 29 April 2019. The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was invited to make a presentation about its own strategy.  BAS will use best practices from ASSAf and other [...]

New Social Sciences & Education Associate Editor for SAJS

19 June 2019, 11:18

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Prof Jennifer Case has been appointed as Associate Editor for Social Sciences & Education for the South African Journal of Science. Case is Head and Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech in Virginia, USA. She took up the position at Virginia Tech in 2017 and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programmes. [...]

In Memorium

19 June 2019, 11:17

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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) expressed its condolences on the passing of the pioneering biologist, Dr Sydney Brenner, Foreign Associate Member of ASSAf and Prof Michael Feast, ASSAf Member. Sydney Brenner was a two-time recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award and the 2002 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. He [...]

Twenty Young Scientists off to Lindau Nobel Laureate

19 June 2019, 11:15

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A record number of 20 young scientists bound for the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany were given a taste of what to expect at a send-off meeting hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The young scientists from South Africa [...]

Infectious Diseases Symposium

19 June 2019, 11:14

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The South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) − TWAS Young Affiliate Network (TYAN) held a symposium on ONE HEALTH: A focus on Infectious Diseases in Africa on 27 and 28 May, 2019. The aim was to increase knowledge and [...]

Protection of IP for Grassroots Innovation

19 June 2019, 11:14

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The protection of intellectual property (IP) for grassroots innovation was discussed at a seminar hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on 21 May 2019 in Pretoria. Grassroots innovation differs from mainstream innovation in that it primarily has a social purpose created at the [...]