Pretoria - The Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will provide a framework for collaboration in selected areas of research and development.
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.
The mandate of the National Research Foundation (NRF) stipulates that the organisation supports and promotes research in the broadest sense.