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Fellow wins Draper Memorial Medal

Aug 16, 2016 No Comments by

Prof Richard V Dingle (FRSSAf, University of Cape Town and University of Copenhagen) has been awarded the Draper Memorial Medal of the Geological Society of South African for 2015, for his “contributions to sea-floor geology around the coast of southern Africa”. The Draper Medal  is “The highest award of the GSSA, introduced in 1932, and […]

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Milton Shain FRSSAf receives the Recht Malan prize

Aug 01, 2016 No Comments by

Emeritus Professor Milton Shain received the Recht Malan prize (Media 24) for English and Afrikaans Non-Fiction for A Perfect Storm: Antisemitism in South Africa 1930-1948, published by Jonathan Ball and described by the judges as “history at its most compulsively readable”. “In a time when violent xenophobia regularly rears its ugly head across the country, […]

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Cycling for Antibiotic Action

Jul 28, 2016 No Comments by

#Cycling4AntibioticAction & #ScienceInAfrica     Wesley Loftie-Eaton, an RSSAf member and microbiologist with a mission, is currently on a self-supported cycle tour from Nairobi, Kenya, to Cape Town, South Africa. Along the way he is visiting different universities as an Antibiotic Champion to raise awareness on the urgent need for better antimicrobial stewardship and the development of […]

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Talk in Cape Town: ‘From Shipwrecks to Hand Axes’

Jul 28, 2016 No Comments by

An Introduction to South Africa’s Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage. A free public talk by John Gribble on Wednesday, 17th August at 5pm at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Auditorium, Observatory Road, Observatory* South Africa’s maritime and underwater cultural heritage is surprisingly diverse and extremely rich. Although shipwrecks are the most obvious elements of this […]

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2015/2016 NSTF Awards – Winners

Jul 03, 2016 No Comments by

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. ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA congratulates all Winners and is delighted that those below are counted among its Fellowship : Lifetime Award (for an outstanding contribution to SET […]

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Jennifer Thomson FRSSAf elected head of International Women’s Organisation

Jun 27, 2016 No Comments

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

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

The following free public talks are scheduled for 2016: September 21st – Em. Professor Jenny Day of  the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT and UWC on “The unique Western Cape Wetlands: recent changes” All talks are free and open to the public.   The talks, unless otherwise specified, are held at 5pm at the SA […]

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Cancer: SA’s latest treatment breakthrough

May 24, 2016 No Comments

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

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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