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May 21, 2018

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...
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January 31, 2018

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...
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November 30, 2017

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...
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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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