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Royal Society of SA Announces new Fellows for 2017

Nov 28, 2017 No Comments by

At an Ordinary Meeting of the Royal Society of SA in Cape Town yesterday evening, 22nd November 2017, the results of the Fellowship Ballot were announced and recorded. The Society is proud to welcome the following to the Fellowship :   Graham Ian Holme Kerley, Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Centre for African Conservation Ecology at […]

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2018 RSSAf Medal Award Winners

Oct 26, 2017 No Comments by

The Society is proud to announce the following Medal Award Winners for 2018: Marloth Medal in recognition of a Highly Distinguished Career and Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Science is awarded to Professor Guy Franklin Midgley FRSSAf* for outstanding internationally-recognised contributions in the field of fundamental ecology, applied ecology, and ecological policy, as well […]

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Results of the RSSAf National Essay Competition Announced

Jul 14, 2017 No Comments by

Congratulations to all the 2017 Winners and their Teachers as another successful Competition is concluded.   The winning schools will be contacted individually shortly.   To all participants – many thanks to you for supporting this Competition, we do hope that it has been of benefit beyond the prizes. Topic 1 : ‘There is huge […]

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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…… by

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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