SASAC student on show in Uganda

SASAC student on show in Uganda

SASAC student on show in Uganda In March, an abstract by Dennis Choruma of Rhodes University was selected for an oral and poster presentation at a summer school in Uganda; Choruma is part of the second cohort of students currently

Capacity Development 2018 enters the home straight

Capacity Development 2018 enters the home straight

The SASAC Capacity Development Programme 2018 has entered its final stretch, with the bulk of supported students making their way to Cape Town this week. Over the week, the three SASAC cohorts of doctoral students will all, albeit separately, gather around

Austria/IIASA visit is cherry on top for SASAC student

Austria/IIASA visit is cherry on top for SASAC student

Greg Schreiner is taking full advantage of his time as a SASAC student; in May this year, he spent a week in Austria visiting Professor Reinhard Mechler, his co-supervisor based at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Naturally, Schreiner –

SASAC students travel to Stellenbosch for month of training

SASAC students travel to Stellenbosch for month of training

Travelling from around South Africa, some 24 doctoral students gathered in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 24 June, to begin – to a warm welcome and braai, albeit on a chilly day – the month-long capacity development component of the Southern African

South African VC to lead IIASA

South African VC to lead IIASA

Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, vice-chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), has been appointed as director-general and CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Dr Van Jaarsveld will take up the position – one of the most

NRF launches new book on systems analysis

NRF launches new book on systems analysis

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has launched Systems Analysis Approach for Complex Global Challenges, a seminal work aligned with its multi-year investment in research and capacity development for systems analysis. Published by Springer, the book is edited by Dr Priscilla Mensah

Second inception a resounding success

Second inception a resounding success

In the largest intake yet, a total of nearly 45 doctoral students and supervisors attended the 2018 Inception Programme of the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC), the second such inception hosted by SASAC. Hosted by consortium member the University

NRF’s Gansen Pillay appointment strengthens links to IIASA

NRF’s Gansen Pillay appointment strengthens links to IIASA

Dr Gansen Pillay, Deputy-CEO of the National Research Foundation’s Research and Innovation, Support and Advancement (RISA) business unit, was appointed as the deputy chairperson of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Council in Austria in November 2017. IIASA is an

Priscilla Baker takes over reins at SASAC

Priscilla Baker takes over reins at SASAC

Extraordinary Professor Priscilla Baker has taken over as director of the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC). Prof Baker stepped into the post on 1 November, taking over the reins from Professor Thandi Mgwebi, who had managed the portfolio in