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Talk in Cape Town “The Crisis of Global Health”…

Jan 27, 2016 No Comments by

Em. Professor Solomon Benatar of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town will present a free public talk on “The Crisis of Global Health: Elusive Progress” on Wednesday, 17th February at 5pm at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Auditorium, Observatory Road, Observatory* Abstract: Striking and shameful disparities in health as major characteristics […]

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RSSAf announces new Honorary Fellow

Nov 19, 2015 No Comments by

At an Ordinary Meeting of the Royal Society of SA in Cape Town on the 18th November 2015, the new Honorary Fellow was announced.   The Society is proud to welcome : Peter Sarnak FRS, Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University The award is made in recognition of his outstanding research in combinatorics and number theory, which has […]

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RSSAf Announces new Fellows for 2015

Nov 19, 2015 No Comments by

At an Ordinary Meeting of the Royal Society of SA in Cape Town on the 18th November 2015, the results of the Fellowship Ballot were announced and recorded. The Society is proud to welcome the following to the Fellowship : CHRISTOPHER CHARLES APPLETON, Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal RICHARD MARK COWLING, Distinguished Professor, […]

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Announcement of RSSAf Medals for 2016

Oct 19, 2015 No Comments by

The Society is proud to announce the Medal Winners for 2016: JOHN F W HERSCHEL MEDAL in recognition of Highly Distinguished Multidisciplinary Contributions to the furtherance of Science, to : Professor Robert (Bob) Millar FRSSAf Director of the Mammal Research Institute and the University of Cape Town/Medical Research Council Receptor Biology Unit, President of the International Neuroendocrinology Federation […]

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Satellite linked time depth recorder on

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

Southern elephant seal bull known to Marion Island sealers as ‘Sakkie’.  Photo Nico de Bruyn

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A touch of RSSAf history……

Mar 17, 2014 Comments Off on A touch of RSSAf history……

HENRY SELBY HELE-SHAW (1854-1941) – see sequel from Canada The name of Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, LL.D., D.Sc., D. Eng., F.R.S., Wh.Sch., is not well known to South Africans or even to Fellows and Members of the Royal Society of South Africa although he was one of the founders of the Society in the early 1900s.  […]

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Queuing to look up……

Sep 13, 2013 No Comments

Submitted by SA Astronomical Observatory

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Igneous layering in the Peninsula pluton

Aug 13, 2013 No Comments

of the Cape Granite Suite at Llandudno, submitted by John Clemens

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“Kissing Phages”

Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off on “Kissing Phages”

Two very different tailed bacteriophages in the same sample, fortuitously touching one another, environmental water project in Cape Town.  Submitted by Ed Rybicki

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Radio Telescopes

Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off on Radio Telescopes
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