The HSRC will, on the margins of the 17th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers’ meeting being hosted by South Africa, lead the Academic, Science & Technology Cooperation forum. South Africa will host the IORA Council of Ministers’ Meeting from 14 to 17 October 2017 in Durban during which the country will also assume the chairpersonship of IORA.
SA: Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to participate at the cross generational conversation on student movements
Deputy Minister in the Presidency, responsible for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Development and Administration Buti Manamela will give a keynote address at a dialogue on student movements.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) held the inaugural Ambassadorial Forum on Science and Technology on 10 May 2016, hosted by the University of Pretoria. The theme of the seminar was Research and Development in South Africa and Algeria.
There is much unfinished business in post-apartheid South Africa. Over the past year, a series of racist and bigoted outbursts on social media have generated widespread public debate about the state of race relations and social cohesion in the country. Student protests has also drawn attention to economic inequality, the slow pace of transformation in general, and institutionalised racism in society and on university campuses.
The South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) is accepting nominations for New Members.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) seeks nominations of social scientists to participate in a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services, following the decision by the Fourth IPBES Plenary to initiate such an assessment.