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20 Years of Science for Society
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) celebrates its 20th year in the service of society this year.
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Science and Technology Budget Vote
The Science and Technology Budget Vote speech was delivered by Minister Naledi Pandor on 19 April 2016 under the theme, “Innovation for sustainable local government and youth development”.
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Young Scientists introduced to Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
A send-off meeting to introduce eight successful young scientist nominees to the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was held on 10 – 11 May 2016.
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Gender Expert Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Prof Cathy Campbell, a social psychologist focusing on gender and public health policy from the London School of Economics, visited South Africa in March 2016 as an ASSAf Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
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Regional Young Scientists’ Conference 2016
The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) has partnered with the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) to host the 2016 Regional Young Scientists’ Conference later this year.
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ASSAf Member Leads International Women’s Organisation
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Member and Chairperson of the South African National Chapter of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), Prof Jennifer Thomson, has been elected President of the organisation at its 5th General Assembly and International Conference in Kuwait in May.
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ASSAf Ambassador for DOAJ
ASSAf has been appointed to represent the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) as an ambassador in the southern African region.
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OWSD in Kuwait
The Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Fifth General Assembly and International Conference was held from 16 – 19 May 2016 in Kuwait City.
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ORCID Workshop and User Group Meeting
ASSAf – as an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) Ambassador – invites all scholarly journal editors to a workshop on 19 July 2016 presented in collaboration with ORCID and the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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ASSAf preserves e-journals
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is preserving more than 60 journals from the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) South Africa open access platform with Portico, ensuring that they will be secure and available into the future.
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Register Journal Titles Here
Rigorous scrutiny helps inform journals to improve quality and reviews provide important direction to journals on issues that need to be addressed in line with international criteria for best practice.
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ASSAf’s Young Scientist Opportunities
With the annual national Youth Day month being celebrated in June, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) highlights opportunities available through ASSAf for young scientists in South Africa. The most prestigious of these is membership of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS).
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ASSAf Members feature as NSTF Finalists
A record number of 12 Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) are among the finalists of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) in the 2015/2016 NSTF Awards, in partnership with South 32.
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ASSAf Members in the News
The diversity of its Membership, embracing the full disciplinary spectrum, enables ASSAf to focus on issues of a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral nature and to bring the strengths of a fully inclusive approach to bear on the issues of national and international concern. These Members achieve is their individual fields.
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SAJS Uses Social Media for Impact
The South African Journal of Science (SAJS) has been using social media – Twitter, Facebook and Google+ – to disseminate the latest research published in the journal more widely.
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SciELO SA NEWS
The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) SA  is South Africa’s premier open-access (free to access and free to publish) searchable full-text journal database in service of the South African research community.
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Quest Reaches the Youth
Quest: Science for South Africa is a full-colour, quarterly, popular science magazine directed at a target audience comprising learners, educators and the general public. Quest participated in several events in order to promote science to learners.
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New Faces at ASSAf
ASSAf recently welcomed Edith Shikumo (Liaison Officer), Marvin Mandiwana (intern) and Nozuko Hlwatika (intern).
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Editor: Patricia Scholtz