Invitation to ASSAf National Science Week 2021 Events: 2-8 August 2021

31 July, 2021

Dear Members of the African Scientists Directory

Please find attached [*see note below] an invitation to the following events, as part of National Science Week 2-8 August 2021<>. All are most welcome to join (free, via Zoom). You are also welcome to share within your network.

2 August 11:00-12:00 SAST

Essential facts about COVID-19: The disease, the responses, and an uncertain future (launch of Gr 11-12 booklet)

Register here<

3 August 11:00-12:00 SAST

In Conversation with Prof Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya - Learning Curves from my Non-linear Career Journey

Register here<

4 August 11:00-12:00 SAST

How do we know if and when science makes a difference?

Register here<

5 August 11:00-12:00 SAST

Dinosaurs of Africa by Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Register here<

6 August 11:00-12:00 SAST

Mechanisms, funding and state capability for poverty and inequality reduction (post-Covid) in South Africa

Register here<>

6 August 12:00-13:00 SAST

Women in Science documentary featuring Prof Helen Rees

Register here<

12 August 11:00-12:00 SAST

Promoting Gender Equality to Prevent Violence Against Women

Register here<

2-8 August

Quest magazine website launch


About National Science Week

The National Science Week (NSW) is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and innovation, attracting thousands of young people in and out of school, and members of the public to workshops, science shows, exhibitions, panel discussions and lectures, which are hosted by universities, schools, science centres and public facilities countrywide led by the Department of Science and Innovation.

The aim of the NSW is linked to science engagement, primarily to contribute to the improvement of science literacy and to provide a platform for stakeholders to share experiences based on their expertise across the board.

More information is available at:

SA Dept. of Science and Innovation<> (DSI)

NRF/SAASTA<> (National Research Foundation/SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement)

ASSAf<> (Academy of Science of South Africa)

We are looking forward welcoming you at the above!

Kind regards


Ina Smith

ASSAf Planning Manager & Khulisa Journals Manager

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

DOAJ Ambassador, Southern Africa Region

Switchboard: +27 12 349 6600

Tel: +27 12 349 6641

Fax: +27 (0) 86 576 9512


1st Floor Block A, The Woods, 41 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Park

Meiring Naudé Road, Lynnwood 0020, Pretoria, South Africa.

PO Box 72135, Lynnwood Ridge 0040, Pretoria, South Africa.


HIFA profile: Ina Smith is Project Manager, Academy of Science of South Africa. Professional interests: Open science, open data, open access, scholarly publishing. Email address: ina AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thanks Ina, HIFA does not carry attachments but all information is available inthe URLs above]