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The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists invites volunteers from both the academic and private sector to serve as  judges at the 2018 KZN regional expos. See below for dates and venues.

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This is to inform you that Maphosa Management Consultant once again put in place two days event on: Listeria & Food Borne Disease Conference, to be held at Emperors Palace Convention Centre on the 29th - 30th August 2018. It would focus on Food safety, handling, technologies and the impact on economy.

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The LaRSSA conference aims to bring together key industry, governmental and academic land practitioners, all of whom have valuable insight into and contributions to make to the land rehabilitation discipline in Southern Africa.

The LaRSSA 6th Annual Conference will be held at Champagne Sports Resort in the majestic Drakensberg, Champagne Valley from 13 – 16 August 2018.  The pre-conference workshop will focus on "Conservation Agriculture" and will be facilitated by Dr Wayne Truter, University of Pretoria and Erna Kruger (Matlahini Foundation). The two days of conference proceedings will include internationally renowned keynote and plenary speakers, as well as industry leads on pertinent theme topics. These include Dr Hugh Pringle (Ecosystem Management Understanding) from Perth, Australia, Dave Pepler (Environmentalist and Journalist), Nicolette Forbes (Marine & Estuarine Research), Georgina Avlonitis (Greenpop), Tanya Smith (Endangered Wildlife Trust), Nick Booth (Corobrick). It will also be packed with presentations of case-studies and/or research projects focusing on our theme. The two post-conference tours will focus on "Working for Water – Mnweni Valley" and the "Okhombe Project – Rehabilitating Dongas".

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SFSA2018, Pretoria, 12-14 December 2018

Background to SFSA2018

The South African Department of Science and Technology is proud to host the fourth Science Forum South Africa on 12-14 December 2018 in Pretoria. New to is that the plenary will take place on 12 December 2018, at the LC de Villiers Sport Complex of the University of Pretoria. The programme on 13-14 December 2018 will, like previous years, be at the CSIR International Convention Centre.

SFSA2018 will, like previous editions, serve as a large, open public platform for debating the science and society interface. It will again provide the opportunity for all interested parties to "Ignite Conversations about Science". The organising committee is excited to deepen the partnership with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to further expand and enhance the focus on the Science, Technology, and Innovation on the African Continent and increase the Pan-African scientific participation.

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Department of Science and Technology

Date: 25-29 June, 2018

Theme: Building BRICS Youth Leadership through Science,Technology and InnovationVenue: Durban, South Africa

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The purpose of this Second Presidential Roundtable is to bring together the best minds in the country, with some international participation, to make sense of these presumed cultural shifts on campuses and to ask what these tendencies might mean for the future of the academy in South Africa. Do these events represent momentary or more permanent shifts in campus cultures? Do such changes signal dismal futures or are they understandable reactions to settled violences on campuses? How should such tendencies – incivility, intolerance and violence – be understood and engaged, if at all possible? Are current arrangements for critical engagement in fact placing professorial voices at an advantage in that the appeal to reason and rational discourse favours those with the intellectual resources to engage on those terms? And could a more systematic study (consensus study, in Academy terms) of campus cultures since the new protest movement started (2015) be helpful in understanding the present and guiding the future?

Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: The Country Club – Johannesburg 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park GPS co-ordinates: 26°10′ 59.00′′ South – 28°00′ 46.26′′ East
RSVP: RSVP by 23 May 2018.

Please note that limited space is available. Refreshments will be served after the event. 

16-17 April 2018, Kempton Park, Gauteng#SEforAll

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) is hosting a national Discussion Forum on ‘Sustainable Energy for All in South Africa’. The United Nations has declared this decade as the international decade of sustainable energy for all (#SEforAll).

The world relies on the science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation sector to provide new ways of obtaining clean, reusable and sustainable energy. See theupdated programme for the range of speakers.

20x15 NSTF BR Sustainable Energy 3

Please confirm your attendance. It’s almost a full house and seats are limited.

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Event objective

To use the NSTF collaborative neutral platform to discuss and respond to issues around environmentally and economically sustainable energy, as well as access of energy for all.The NSTF Discussion Forums gather stakeholders together, across the public and private sectors, to put forward recommendations to influence government policies.

This is a FREE event for all employees ofNSTF Member Organisations across six sectors.

Delegate registration information

Date: 16-17 April 2018
Time: 8:30 for 9:00 to 16:30
Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Marcia Room, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Topic: Sustainable Energy for All in South Africa
Programme: Click here
RSVP: Register online by no later than Friday, 13 April 2018 by 12pm We invite you to join us for lunch and use the opportunity for further  discussion and networking.

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.