Announcement of new RSSAf Fellowships for 2014

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments by

At an Ordinary Meeting of the Royal Society of SA in Cape Town on the 19th November 2014, the results of the Fellowship Ballot were announced and recorded.  The Society is proud to welcome the following to the Fellowship : QUARRAISHA ABDOOL KARIM Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University; Associate Scientific Director, CAPRISA; Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts […]

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Rob Adam FRSSAf to be new head of SKA

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa director Bernie Fanaroff will retire at the end of next year. Former South African Nuclear Energy Corporation chief executive Rob Adam will take over as “director designate” of the project, which will see part of the world’s largest radio telescope built on African soil, the department of science and […]

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IUFRO appoints Mike Wingfield FRSSAf as new President

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) recently announced the appointment of Prof. Mike Wingfield as new President. IUFRO’s International Council elected him during a meeting at the 24th IUFRO World Congress in October 2014. Mike Wingfield, IUFRO’s incoming President, said “Much as IUFRO has enriched my life so deeply, it is my wish […]

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Albert van Jaarsveld FRSSAf to be new UKZN head

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

The Council of the University of KwaZulu-Natal appointed of Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, the current Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation as the new Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University with effect from 1st February 2015. He takes over from Professor Malegapuru Makgoba whose term of office ends on 31st December 2014. Professor […]

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‘Fossils for Africa’ by Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan FRSSAf

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

This book explores Africa’s incredibly rich fossil heritage and shows the importance of these fossils in unravelling the history of life on Earth. Right here in Africa we have evidence of the earliest traces of life dating to about 3.8 billion years, when life on Earth was still single-celled and microbial. From these humble beginnings […]

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RSSAf Announces Medal winners for 2015

Oct 08, 2014 No Comments

The Royal Society of SA is delighted to announce the winners of its prestigious Medals for 2015 : John F. W. Herschel Medal : in recognition of Highly Distinguished Multidisciplinary Contributions to the furtherance of Science, to : Professor Michael William Feast FRSSAf, Astronomer and Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town and Senior Research Associate at […]

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RSSAf Member Prof Nithaya Chetty appointed as NRF Deputy CEO: Astronomy

Oct 08, 2014 No Comments

Prof Nithaya Chetty, a physicist at the University of Pretoria, and has been appointed by the National Research Foundation to manage astronomy in South Africa with effect from 1st October 2014 while he continues to maintain his research programme in the field of Theoretical and Computational Solid State Physics at the University of Pretoria. NRF […]

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