Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in its unique position as the only national science academy that is officially recognised by the South African government through the ASSAf Act (Act 67 of 2001), as amended, aims to provide evidence-based scientific advice on issues of public interest to government and other stakeholders. ASSAf regularly publishes its findings and recommendations and also acknowledges the achievements of South African scientists in order to develop the intellectual capacity of the nation and promote innovative scholarly thinking.

 

The Academy enjoys regular interaction and knowledge exchange with other national science academies throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, the African continent, and the global scientific community.

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  • [Resource]

    ASSAf e-Newsletter Science for Society

    ASSAf issues an e-Newsletter outlining its programmes and activities every 3 months. For the latest issue, click here or visit their website.

  • [File]

    ASSAf President elected ICSU President

    ASSAf President elected ICSU President 32KB, PDF

    In September 2014, Professor Daya Reddy, President of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was elected as President-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

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    Science and Society in Africa under the Spotlight

    Science and Society in Africa under the Spotlight 52KB, PDF

    The South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) hosted a workshop entitled Science and Society in Africa at the Stellenbosch University in September 2014.

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    OWSD Workshop on Scientific Writing and Science Communication

    OWSD Workshop on Scientific Writing and Science Communication 81KB, PDF

    ASSAf hosted the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Fellowship Holders Regional Workshop on Scientific Writing and Science Communication on 19 to 22 August 2014.

  • [News]

    20 Aug 2012

    ASSAf Scientific Writing Workshop

    A two-day scientific workshop was hosted by ASSAf - Academy of Science of South Africa, 29-30 March 2012. The workshop was attended by 22 post-graduate students from Southern Africa in the fields of health/medicine, public health and veterinary science. One of the results of the Workshop ... Read More

  • [Event]

    11 May 2010 – 12 May 2010

    Workshop on Science education in South Africa

    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF) organized a Workshop on Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE) for girls in Pretoria (11-12 May 2010). The workshop provided a platform for the sharing of information on PrimaryConnections in partnership with the Australian ... Read More

  • [Announcement]

    10 Oct 2011

    Inauguration of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)

    Short message from SAYAS to all National Young Academies, the Global Young Academies and other Science Academy Networks Jerome Amir Singh ( singhj9@ukzn.ac.za ) and Caradee Wright ( cwright@csir.co.za ) Co-Chairs: South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) We are pleased to announce ... Read More

  • [Resource]

    IBSE for Girls - a policymakers' booklet

    New ASSAf publication on "Inquiry-Based Science Education: increasing participation of girls in science in sub-Saharan Africa" - aimed at policy makers ...