Academy of Science of South Africa

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was inaugurated in May 1996 by the former President of South Africa and patron of the Academy, Nelson Mandela. It was formed in response to the need for an academy of science congruent with the dawn of democracy in South Africa – activist in its mission of using science for the benefit of society.
The mandate of the Academy encompasses all fields of scientific enquiry and it includes the full diversity of South Africa’s distinguished scientists. The Parliament of South Africa passed the Academy of Science of South Africa Act, Act 67 of 2001, which came into operation in May 2002.
ASSAf is the official national Academy of Science of South Africa and represents the country in the international community of science academies.
Since its inception, ASSAf has grown remarkably from a small, emergent organisation to a well-established academy.

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Report on a Strategic Approach to Research Publishing in South Africa

The effect of globalization on knowledge exchange, which is mediated very largely through scientific journals being published in English, and having their origins in Europe and North America, has resu...

Section: Research/Project Reports

by Academy of South Africa | On 26 Mar 2006



Section: General

by a d | On 19 Jan 2000