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In the latest Quest

4 April 2012, 08:06

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Quest 8(1) follows the theme of this year’s highly successful SciFest Africa at Grahamstown – ‘Science rocks’. Rather than concentrating entirely on Earth Sciences, this issue of Quest contains a wide variety of topical articles on different aspects of science that cannot fail to catch the attention of anybody, young or old, who is interested [...]

Highlights of the current issue of South African Journal of Science 108 3/4, March/April 2012

4 April 2012, 07:55

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Reducing economic losses in the SA citrus industry Fruit blemishes caused by citrus black spot disease. Citrus black spot is a disease that affects citrus trees, causing severe blemishes on the fruit and reducing yields. Because of the strict quarantine measures for the export of South African citrus fruit to US and European markets, the [...]

SciELO SA: 1000 visits a day and more!

4 April 2012, 07:45

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The national platform for the open access publishing of high-quality South African scholarly journals (SciELO SA ) is in the process of adding another title to the platform, namely the South African Journal of Industrial Engineering. This will bring the number of titles on the platform to 23. Currently there are more than 186 issues [...]

DST-NRF Internship Programme at ASSAf

4 April 2012, 07:44

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) makes available funding to the Human Capacity Building Programme of the National Research Foundation (NRF) to administer an internship programme for unemployed graduates in the Science field. The purpose is to offer an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment for [...]

Scifest Africa 2012: Are you ready to rock?

4 April 2012, 07:42

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Scifest Africa rocked Grahamstown as organisers of South Africa’s annual National Science Festival welcomed 65,000 local and international visitors to the city from 14-20 March 2012.  ASSAf once again made use of this opportunity to raise awareness of Quest, Science for South Africa. Under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology, ASSAf exhibited [...]

ASSAf at COP 17

4 April 2012, 07:40

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The seventeenth annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 17), the largest annual climate change meeting, took place in Durban from 28 November – 5 December 2011. The event attracted many high-level international politicians, celebrities, academics and activitists. While Durban was successful as a host city, the outcome [...]

NASAC Women in Science Working Group Meeting

4 April 2012, 07:38

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The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP), and the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Women for Science Workshop was held at the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)/NASAC headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on 5 and 6 December 2011. The meeting was attended by representatives [...]

African science academies’ meeting to focus on impacts of climate change on the health and agricultural sectors

4 April 2012, 07:36

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The 8th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies will be held in Nigeria from 12-14 November 2012. The focus of the meeting will be on impacts of climate change on the health and agricultural sectors. A planning meeting to discuss the scientific programme and conference outputs was held in Bellagio, Italy in February 2012. ASSAf [...]

Water challenges in southern Africa addressed

4 April 2012, 07:32

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With the threat of climate change looming, the combination of science, engineering, management and people is still the best option for achieving sustainable water management in southern Africa. This conclusion is reached in a policy-makers’ booklet released today by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).  The release of the booklet Science, Water and [...]