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Proposed institutional reform of the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group

South Africa is the current Chair for the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) - a regional organisation to foster cooperation among rim countries through voluntary engagement. One of the structures created during the establishment of the IORA is the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG), in acknowledgment of the importance of academia in regional organisations.

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Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships

Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships

On 15 May, the  African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Royal Society, with support from the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund launched the sub-Saharan Africa grant scheme, Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships. The scheme offers postdoctoral fellowships to talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field to enable them to develop an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution.

The aims of the FLAIR fellowship programme are:

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Researchers from Iran and South Africa enhance scientific relations between the two countries at a workshop held in Pretoria from 05 to 07 June 2018

South Africa & Iran enhance science relations between the two countries

On 31 May 2000 the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MSRT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of enhancing scientific relations between the two countries. With this Agreement, the Parties are currently supporting six (6) research projects in the fields of biotechnology, marine and oceanographic studies. The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the MSRT, are the implementing agencies of this agreement.

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Professor Malik Maaza, recipient of the 2018  JOSÉ VASCONCELOS World Award of Education 

World Cultural Council acknowledges NRF Physicist with the World Award of Education

The World Cultural Council (WCC) bestowed National Research Foundation (NRF)’s Professor Malik Mâaza with the JOSÉ VASCONCELOS World Award of Education for 2018 for his positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The announcement of the award was made yesterday, on Monday 04 June 2018 at the City University of Hong Kong, while the award itself will be conferred to Professor Maaza at the 35th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony which will take place at the same venue on Thursday 8 November 2018.

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