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Jennifer Thomson FRSSAf elected head of International Women’s Organisation

Jun 27, 2016 No Comments by

Prof Jennifer Thomson FRSSAf, Chairperson of the South African National Chapter of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD),  has been elected President of the organisation at its 5th General Assembly and International Conference in Kuwait in May. For more information

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RSSAf Fellow receive prestigious education award.

Jun 20, 2016 No Comments by

Professor Dudley Shallcross FRSSAf was made an Honorary Fellow of the College of Teachers on May 25th 2016 at a ceremony presided over by the Patron HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Dudley was awarded the Honorary Fellowship for his ‘distinguished contributions to education’ at primary, secondary and tertiary level. Recent recipients include Dame Celia […]

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Upcoming talks in Cape Town in 2016

Jun 20, 2016 No Comments by

The following free public talks are scheduled for 2016: August 17th – John Gribble, Manager of the Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit at the South African Heritage Resources Agency on SA’s underwater cultural heritage and maritime archaeology, touching on the World War I wreck of the Mendi in 1917 while carrying black South African labourers to France to […]

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Cancer: SA’s latest treatment breakthrough

May 24, 2016 No Comments by

Researchers at the University of Cape Town have identified genetic patterns that can assist in the early diagnosis of six types of cancer.   For an interview with RSSAf Fellow Professor Kevin Naidoo SA Research Chair in Scientific Computing in the Department of Chemistry on the subject see Daily Maverick  

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Strategic Environmental Assessment : Shale Gas Development

May 24, 2016 No Comments by

In May 2015, the SA Government commissioned a strategic environmental team using the best local and international experts to weigh what the consequences of fracking in South Africa are likely to be. In May 2016  the Shale Gas Development Scenarios and Activities Summary Document was published : Link For comments by Project Leader, RSSAf Fellow […]

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RSSAf Fellow chairs Great Barrier Reef Taskforce

May 24, 2016 No Comments

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, made up of around 3000 individual coral reefs covering an area of 344,000 square kilometres. Unlike South Africa’s reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is dominated by hard corals, however, it too is threatened by land-based sources of pollution such as fertiliser run-off and soil erosion […]

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2015/2016 NSTF Awards – Finalists

May 24, 2016 No Comments

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards, hosted in partnership with South 32;  recognising, celebrating and rewarding excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.  Finalists ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA congratulates all finalists and is delighted that those below are counted among its Fellowship/Membership : Lifetime Award (for an outstanding contribution to […]

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RSSAf Fellow helps in discovery of hidden galaxies behind Milky Way

Feb 23, 2016 No Comments

An international team of scientists that includes a leading astronomy researcher from the University of Cape Town and one from the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) have helped to make a groundbreaking discovery by peering through the stars and dust of the Milky Way with a radio telescope to discover hidden galaxies beyond. Both are […]

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