The Royal Society, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), has opened the first round of applications for Programme Grants as part of its Royal Society – DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative in November 2013. Applications will be invited in three priority areas:
The Academy of Science of South Africa expresses condolences on the passing of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on Thursday 5 December 2013.
Mr Mandela will be remembered as the iconic leader of the struggle against apartheid and a father to the South African nation. His memory will continue to be an example of strong leadership and patriotism.
The Academy of Science of South Africa holds him in particularly high regard as the Patron of the launch of the Academy in May 1996.
The Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB) programme, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is celebrating a decade of existence in 2013. This is an important milestone for the first communication programme on biotechnology in the country.