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.
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.
ASSAf President elected ICSU President
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).
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
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
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 ( email@example.com ) and Caradee Wright ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Co-Chairs: South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
We are pleased to announce ... Read More
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 ...