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Experts on gender aspects of innovation will explore the relevance of these for the Global South at the GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation Thematic Workshop on Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development which will be held from 4 – 6 September 2017.

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Transitioning industry to a low carbon economy is the theme of the Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017. The conference will offer workshops, presentations and panel discussions on a range of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies. 

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A science action plan to help steer the South African shale gas industry will be considered at a national conference entitled The Shale Gas Industry in South Africa: Toward a Science Action Plan hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), from 31 August to 1 September 2017. 

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On behalf of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), I would like to invite you attend the event titled The Shale Gas Industry in South Africa: Toward a Science Action Plan to be held from 31 August to 1 September 2017 at the Boardwalk Conference Centre in Port Elizabeth. The event is an initiative following the publication of the ASSAf report on “South Africa’s Technical Readiness to support the Shale Gas Industry”. In addition to the ASSAf report, the report on “Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo: A Scientific Assessment of the Opportunities and Risks” is to be highlighted. To read more, please download the attached PDF:

Two commemorative publications to mark 20 years of excellence in science as the official science academy in South Africa will be released by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) this week.

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Dear Scientists. Please see attached an invite to a networking session in the Western Cape. For those of you not in the Western Cape this is the first of such sessions which will be held in all provinces. There is no charge for attendance.

Some 200 young scientists from all over the world will converge on Johannesburg this week for the 8th Annual Young Scientists’ Conference and the 3rd Worldwide Meeting of National Young Academies of Science.

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The process of reconstituting the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions has been completed. View the new Council.
If you are final year Natural Science student, you can enroll at SACNASP. View more information.