Events FY2018

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12-14 December 2018
Pretoria, RSA

4th Science Forum: South Africa

Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) continued to attract large number of participants from not only South Africa but also other African countries and the rest of world, having had become a firm favorite on the global science, technology and innovation calendar. This year, SFSA recorded more than 3,000 registered and 73 exhibitors.

SFSA2018 presented an excellent opportunity for the county to grow international collaboration in science and showcase the brilliance of our scientists and the quality of our scientific advancement. Intended to ignite conversations, about science, SFSA2018 provided Africa with an "open science" event similar to platforms like Japan’s Science Agora, the Euro Science Open Forum, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Forum.

With the world experiencing rapid and ubiquitous changes in science and innovation, Africa needs to embrace scientific research as an important element of creating a better world characterised by low unemployment, reduced poverty and an inclusive society.

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20 November 2018

Report Session: Hitachi-DST Scholarship 2018

Congratulations to the following South African engineers: Mr. Xolisa Simtembile BONKOLO (Emfuleni Local Municipality, Gauteng Province); Mr. Graham Curt COETZEE (Cape Town); Ms. Lorato MABULA (Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, North West Province); Mr. Maletsoko Sydney MASHA and Mr. Deelin NAIDOO ( eThekwini Municipality, Kwazulu Natal Province), and Ms. Limakatso Christabel THAKALEKOALA (Umegni Water AMANZI, Kwazulu Natal Province)! These six South African engineers have just finished their training programme on water management and treatment technology by the Hitachi Water Business Unit in Japan by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Hitachi scholarship programme. The DST-Hitacchi Schoalrship programme has provided 37 South African engineers to give opportunities to learn Hitachi’s engineering technology and management skills in Japan since 2009. The Programme also provides participants to learn basic Japanese culture at the AOTS (the Association for Overseas Technical Corporation and Sustainable Partnership), and have technical training at Hitachi group’s sites and relevant site visits.
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15 November 2018

Internatinal Symposium: Climate Studies and Developing Societal Applications

The final symposium of the project titled "Establish an Infectious Diseases Early Warning System (iDEWS)" was held during the International Symposium on Climate Studies and Developing Societal Applications at the University of Tokyo on 15 November 2018. A Declaration of Intent was signed whre a Bureau for the continuation of the project will be established. This South Africa - Japan bilateral scheme is to be expected to produce and disseminate periodic infectious disease outlook bulletins emanating from the systems developed in the iDEWS project. It focuses on the Limpopo region for an initial period of two years.
The partners are: the South African Weather Service (SAWS); the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD); University of Pretoria (UP); the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC); the Limpopo Provincial Government Department of Health (Limpopo DOH); the Alliance for Collaboration in Climate and Earth Systems Science (ACCESS); the Department of Science and Technology (DST); University of Nagasaki; the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC); and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Thanks to the climate prediction from a series of sea temperature measurement by JAMSTEC, the early warning system for infectious diseases could be effective. Scientists are studying to bring accurate prediction by using different mathematical models. Ambassador Thulani Dlomo as well as other SADC Ambassadors in Japan delivered opening remarks.
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9-11 November 2018

Science Agora 2018

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23 June 2018

JASSO Study Abroad Fair 2018

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21-23 June 2018

Portfolio Committee: Science and Technology's Visit to Japan

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