Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

Contact Details

Physical: 1st Floor, Block A, The Woods, 41 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Park, Meiring Naudé Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria, Gauteng
Postal: PO Box 72135, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, 0040
Tel: 012 349 6600
Fax: 012 349 5461


The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) aspires to be the apex organisation for science and scholarship in South Africa, recognised and connected both nationally and internationally. Through its membership, which represents the collective voice of the most active scholars in all fields of scholarly enquiry, ASSAf aims to generate evidence-based solutions to national problems.

The mission of the Academy is to: recognise scholarly achievement and excellence in the application of scientific thinking for the benefit of society; mobilise members to ensure that they are available to contribute their expertise in the service of society; conduct systematic and evidence-based studies on issues of national importance, producing authoritative reports that have a significant impact on policy-making; promote the development of an indigenous system of South African research publications, increasing their quality, visibility, accessibility and impact; publish science-focused periodicals that will showcase the best of southern African research to a wide national and international audience; develop productive partnerships with national, regional and international organisations with a view to building its capacity in science and its application within the National System of Innovation (NSI); create diversified sources of funding for sustainable functioning and growth of a national academy; and communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders through various media and fora.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof J Jansen

Prof Jonathan Jansen
Vice President:
Prof Nyameko Barney Pityana
Prof Brenda Wingfield
Council Members:
Prof Stephanie Burton
Prof Norman Duncan
Prof Sabina Essack
Prof Wieland Gevers (Advisor)
Prof Shireen Hassim
Prof Evance Kalula (Advisor)
Prof Sunil Maharaj (Advisor)
Dr Shadrack Moephuli (Naci Representative)
Prof Johann Mouton
Prof Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya
Prof Himla Soodyall (General Secretary)
Prof Zeblon Vilakazi
Prof Roseanne Diab (Executive Director)
Prof Thomas Eugene Cloete
Senior Management:
Mr M Chiloane (Finance and Risk)
Mrs L du Plessis (Human Resources)
Mr S Maphosa (Liaison)
Dr X Mati (Governance)
Mrs S Veldsman (Scholarly Publishing)
Communications Officers:
Ms Patricia Scholtz (Communication Manager)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assets17 01817 59416 86212 452
Non-Current Assets870660650602
Total Assets17 88818 25417 51313 054
Current Liabilities8 6962 8125 6662 656
Non-Current Liabilities---10 397
Total Liabilities8 6962 8125 66613 053
Total Net Assets9 19115 44111 8471
Total Revenue36 26639 73824 59519 486
Revenue from Exchange Transactions1 3672 2731 4061 235
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions34 89937 46423 19018 251
Total Expenditure(42 536)(35 957)(23 190)(19 567)
Employee Costs(17 393)(14 320)(1 614)(1 720)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year(6 250)3 6951 449(80)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities3 137(2 567)6 627246
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(986)(859)(6 639)(16)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year8 0075 8569 2819 294
Unauthorised Expenditure----
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