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“What happened to the Neanderthals?” – Special Public Lecture in Cape Town

May 21, 2015 No Comments by

On 3rd June 2015 Professor Richard G. Klein Hon. FRSSAf, MNAS (National Academy of Sciences), Stanford University, will present a free public talk entitled “What happened to the Neanderthals?”at the SA Astronomical Observatory, Observatory at 5pm. Abstract : In 1987, a landmark exploration of mitochondrial DNA diversity popularized the idea of a recent African origin for all […]

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Evolution Day – a broad set of free public lectures at Wits on Saturday 20 June

May 21, 2015 No Comments by

Wits University, in collaboration with the Royal Society of South Africa, and with generous support from PAST (the Palaeontological Scientific Trust) and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for the Palaeosciences, is co-hosting an “Evolution Day” of lectures  in the Wits Great Hall on Saturday June 20, 2015, beginning at 8:30 am. It includes a set of […]

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L’Oreal Award Winner gives talk in Cape Town

Apr 30, 2015 No Comments by

On 20th May, Winner of the 2015 L’Oreal-UNESCO 2015 Women in Physics Award, Dr Adriana Marais, will present a free public talk entitled ‘Watch this Space – Life on Mars?’ at the SA Astronomical Observatory, Observatory at 5pm.  Dr Marais is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Quantum Research Group at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Special Project Coordinator […]

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RSSAf Fellow awarded UP’s highest honour

Apr 28, 2015 No Comments by

Professor Don Cowan, Director of both the Genomics Research Institute and the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, was awarded the University of Pretoria Chancellor’s Medal for Research, UP’s highest research honour.   The award was announced on the 24th April at a special gala occasion to pay tribute to academics that have shown exceptional achievement […]

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RSSAf Fellow Brenda Wingfield honoured

Apr 08, 2015 No Comments by

Prof Brenda Wingfield, received the Christiaan Hendrik Persoon medal of the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP) in January this year. The gold medal is the highest award allocated by the SASPP and it is only the sixth time that the award has been made in 53 years. Wingfield is also the first female member […]

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Talks coming up in Cape Town in 2015

Feb 27, 2015 No Comments

June 3rd : Prof. Richard Klein Hon FRSSAf, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University & Emeritus Honorary Research Associate, Iziko SA Museum – on “What happened to the Neanderthals?” June 17th – Prof. Julian May, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, UWC – on “Is South Africa Food Secure? And if not, […]

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