‘Computing the Universe’, a public talk in Cape Town on 19 August

Jul 31, 2015 No Comments by

Professor Romeel Davé, SA Research Chair in Cosmology with Multi-wavelength Data, based jointly at the University of the Western Cape, the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), and the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) will present a talk entitled ‘Computing the Universe’ on 19th August at the venue below How did the Universe come to look the […]

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L’Oreal Award Winner gives talk in Pretoria

Jul 30, 2015 No Comments by

On 17th August, Winner of the 2015 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Physics Award, Dr Adriana Marais**, will present a free public talk entitled ‘Watch this Space’  in Pretoria.  Dr Marais is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Quantum Research Group at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Special Project Coordinator for the Foundation for Space Development South Africa. The presentation […]

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Leon Dicks FRSSAf spearheads development of biological nanochip

Jul 27, 2015 No Comments by

The groundbreaking development of a biological nanochip that is able to identify bacterial infections within minutes of being swallowed was spearheaded by Professor Leon Dicks FRSSAf at the University of Stellenbosch’s Department of Microbiology and Willie Perold of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  For more information see Page 3 of the Cape Times […]

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Society congratulates all WINNERS of the 2014/15 NSTF–BHP BILLITON Awards 

Jul 10, 2015 No Comments by

Congratulations to all, particularly those below who are Fellows and Members of the Society (Full list of winners) To an Individual for an outstanding contribution to Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) over a lifetime Scholes, Dr Robert FRSSAf  robert.scholes@wits.ac.za Research Group Leader, The Council for Scientific and Industrial  Research (CSIR) until December 2014 and Distinguished […]

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Scanned SA Dinosaur eggs reveal remarkable findings

Jun 29, 2015 No Comments by

In the late winter of 1976, the world famous fossil collector James Kitching was doing a survey near South Africa’s border with Lesotho. To his surprise he found a tiny clutch of six fossilised eggs along the side of the road at a place known as Rooidraai. It took five years for skilled palaentologists to remove […]

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Order of Luthuli (Silver) for Bill Frankel, OBE and Hon. RSSAf Fellow

Jun 08, 2015 No Comments

Bill Frankel, OBE, Honorary RSSAf Fellow and sponsor of numerous RSSAf events has been awarded the Order of Luthuli (Silver) by the South African government. This national order recognises his anti-apartheid activities, with particular reference to his involvement with Canon Collins’ International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (IDAF). Frankel was responsible for overseeing […]

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Congratulations to all NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards finalists : 2014/15

May 27, 2015 No Comments

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards, hosted in partnership with BHP Billiton since 2011, is the flagship project of the largest and most represented multi-stakeholder non-profit forum in South Africa promoting science and technology through collaborative effort.   For the full list go to : Finalists The Royal Society of SA congratulates all finalists […]

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RSSAf Fellow awarded UP’s highest honour

Apr 28, 2015 No Comments

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

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

September 16th – Dr Sean Kaliski, Principal Specialist at Valkenberg Hospital – on “Crime, heredity, genetics & environment” All talks are free and held at 5pm at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Auditorium, Observatory Road, Observatory* *Directions to SAAO Auditorium : From the N2, turn off to the M57 – Liesbeek Parkway; turning in […]

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