Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was inaugurated in May 1996 in the presence of then-President Nelson Mandela, the Patron of the launch of the Academy. It was formed in response to the need for an Academy of Sciences consonant with the dawn of democracy in South Africa: activist in its mission of using science for the benefit of society and with a mandate encompassing all fields of scientific enquiry in a seamless way, and including in its ranks the full diversity of South Africa’s distinguished scientists.
ASSAf obtained statutory recognition in October, 2001 with the promulgation of the Academy of Science of South Africa Act 67 of 2001. ASSAf has further developed 12 regulations to ensure that the Academy’s activities are governed smoothly. These regulations are in the process of being finalized for submission to parliament. Read More
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