20 Dec 2019
Fact Sheets on Gender in Science, Technology and Innovation in the Southern African Development Community
The GenderInSITE Regional Focal Point for Africa has produced comprehensive fact sheets on the status of gender and science in ten countries in the Southern African Development Community. The fact sheets provide information on relevant policies to gender and science, statistics on the enrolment of women and men in science degrees, the gender balance of researchers and technicians in academia, the...
07 Jan 2019
GenderInSITE is pleased to announce that Professor Roseanne Diab has been appointed as the organisation’s new Director, beginning in January 2019. Professor Diab comes to GenderInSITE after serving as Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for the past ten years. An esteemed Atmospheric Scientist focusing on climate change and air quality, she is Emeritus Professor...
27 Jul 2018
The recently published Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2018 line-up offers an interesting revelation, in that at least 40% of those identified are in scientific research, both natural and social, or related fields. It could be said that society is starting to become aware of the value that science and scientists provide the country. If this is indeed the start of a trend it will...
25 Jul 2018
Girls and women see rising HIV infection rates despite global downturn Women’s obstacles to care, sexual behaviour and risks still understudied Signs of high risk in indigenous groups shows need to focus on subgroups
27 Jun 2017
GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation workshop will explore intersection of gender and innovation in the developing world
From 4-6 September, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) will host a GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation workshop in Pretoria, South Africa on Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development. Since its 1994 report on Gender, Science, Technology and Development, the UN Commission on...
27 Sep 2016
Via ASSAf - the Academy of Science of South Africa Africa's Sex and Gender Equality in the Spotlight The status of transformation towards sex and gender equality in Africa will be debated at a round-table discussion on 6 October 2016 as part of the Annual Young Scientists' Conference of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Gender...
30 Aug 2016
In an encouraging move for gender-inclusive science policy, South African Minister of Science & Technology Naledi Pandor announced September 2 that the...