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SAYAS response to curb the spread of COVID-19

In South Africa, a national lockdown for 21 days commencing 26 March 2020 has been declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This is the time that the scientific community can contribute to mitigating the effects of COVID-19, and actively engage in the science-policy-society interface. In a bid to stay informed about #Covid19InSA and protect each other, SAYAS has produced health advertorials on COVID19 in the different languages spoken in Africa as well as a few other spoken by dominant migrant communities.

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SAYAS members response to the Corona virus

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented global challenge. In their own personal capacities, various SAYAS members have written informative articles on the impact of the virus and undertaken various societal engagement activities.

Access the collated April 2020 articles here: Click here

Access the collated May 2020 articles here: Click here

Access the Collated June 2020 articles here: Click here

 

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SAYAS book on COVID-19 -Inviting Abstracts 

Deadline: 31 August 2020

The South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) is inviting proposal chapters for a planned book on ‘PUSHING FRONTIERS: MULTI-DISCIPLINARY REFLECTIONS OF SCIENCE POST COVID-19’.

-For further information contact: Prof Willie Chinyamurindi – wchinyamurindi@ufh.ac.za

-Email book chapter abstract to: Edith@assaf.org.za

Link with more information on the guidelines & criteria: https://bit.ly/2ESTYiU

 

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SAYAS Survey on Identities

The South African Young Academy of Science and the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies are undertaking a survey titled: ‘Hidden Identities in South African Academia: Contestations and Contradictions for Belonging’. The study aims to establish the role of identity as a barrier in academia, and to determine strategies to promote inclusivity in academia within the South African context.

Transformation within South African universities is hampered by more than just historical practices, but by many factors currently at play, either hindering or helping individuals’ progress on the academic career path. For many young academics, making sense of their professional functions and roles within the ever-changing environment of academia is largely shaped by the concept of identity construction.

An initial online survey was conducted after which Dialogues will be held in early 2020 at four universities in the country. The study partners will use the data obtained from this research to develop policy recommendations that highlight the ways in which young academics / early career researchers can be better supported in their careers.

 

 

 

SAYAS PODCAST SERIES

Webinar 1

Topic: Harnessing Health Innovations in Africa to Tackle COVID-19 and Beyond

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Webinar 2

Topic: What Science will look like after COVID-19? COVID-19 and its Impact on Knowledge Production and Research in Africa

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Webinar 3

Topic: Conversations with Women Scientists in the Forefront against COVID-19

In celebration of Women’s Month, August 2020

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