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September 18, 2018

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...
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July 30, 2018

The legacy of Systems Analysis in South Africa: when young scientists become global leaders

In 2007, Sepo Hachigonta was a first-year PhD student studying crop and climate modelling and member of the YSSP cohort....
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July 16, 2018

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...
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SASAC 2018 Capacity Development Programme
June 24 – July 21, 2018

5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Cape Town – 18-21 June 2018

Launch of NRF’s book, Systems Analysis Approach for Complex Global Challenges – 15 June 2018


SASAC stands for the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre. It is a multi-year initiative developed by South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science & Technology (DST) as part of its membership of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).


Although not part of the original proposal, SASAC introduced a two-week inception in 2017 as an early welcome to the programme for students for students who have been selected as recipients of a SASAC scholarship. 

SASAC Alumni

By 2018, SASAC had recruited three cohorts of doctoral students. These are Cohort I: 2016-2018, Cohort II: 2017-2019, and Cohort III: 2018-2020. Below are short profiles of the students from the respective cohorts as well as profiles on their supervisors. 

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