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South Africa's Professor Daya Reddy has been elected as the first President of the newly-formed International Science Council (ISC)

Prof Daya Reddy Elected as President of the International Science Council

South Africa's Professor Daya Reddy has been elected as the first President of the newly-formed International Science Council (ISC). The elections took place during the inaugural General Assembly in Paris, France (03-05 July 2018). The ISC was formed following the merger of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). Prof Reddy has held the position of President-elect of ICSU since 2014.

The NRF is also pleased to confirm that Dr Saths Cooper was elected to the cohort of Ordinary Members.

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Prof Samuel Agbola, Chairperson of the Regional Committee for Africa; Mrs Sibongile Mabasa, Deputy-Representative of the SA Liaison Office to Taipei; Dr Saths Cooper, Executive Board of the ISSC; Mr Seraki Matsebe, Representative of the Liaison Office of SA to Taipei; Dr Molapo Qhobela, Chief Executive Officer of the NRF; Mrs Matsebe; Prof Daya Reddy, Executive Board of ICSU; Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Executive Board of ICSU

ICSU/ISSC – NRF and the SA Taipei Office Hosts delegates from Africa

The NRF is the member organisation to both the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social sciences Council (ISSC). Two respective General Assemblies are currently convened in Taipei regarding the future relationship between ICSU and the ISSC, following the recommendation of its Executive Boards to merge the two organisations.

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