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Sunday, May 5

10:00 SAST

Siphila Ka-nje! This is how we live!’ cultural and game tour
Siphila Ka-nje! This is how we live!’ cultural and game tour
optional, for cost of the trip enquire to Dr Evans

Venue: Richards Bay Science Centre, University of Zululand
Contact details: Neil Davies Evans, EvansN@unizulu.ac.za, 0359026169, 0829362370

Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00 - 17:00 SAST
Richards Bay
Monday, May 6

09:00 SAST

SASUF - NRF/STINT Joint Researchers' Workshop
The NRF/STINT researchers’ workshop aims to bring together South African and Swedish researchers funded under the SA/Sweden bilateral research Programme to share and discuss the objectives of their funded projects and highlight the achievements thus far. Funded researchers will also be able to engage and share their perspectives on the future of the bilateral Programme with policy makers and funders from both sides. This workshop also serves as a platform for further networking amongst the South African and Swedish research community for the possible expansion of the funded projects and the establishment of new joint projects for future funding.

Venue: Stellenbosch University, Library Auditorium
Contact details:
Mr Teuns Phahlamohlaka, teuns.phahlam@nrf.ac.za, +27 12 481 4385
Ms Karin Forslund, karin.forslund@stint.se, +46-8-671 19 97

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - 18:30 SAST

09:00 SAST

SASUF Proposal Writing Course for Research Grants
The aim of the UL-SASUF Proposal Writing for Research Grants is to train emerging researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application for submission in the next SASUF Call, or to an institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course, but preference may be given to those working in fields that are related the six (6) main themes/challenges identified in the SASUF. The satellite event will accept a maximum of 20 participants from any of the participating SASUF institutions. Potential participants are researchers and PhD-holders who graduated not more than five (5) years ago from South Africa and Sweden. The event seeks to provide multicultural environment that can serve as an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships.

Participants will cover their own travel and accommodation to Polokwane. Once, in Polokwane UL will provide shuttle services from selected hotels. UL will also cover the cost of participation in the course and meals during the workshop.

Venue: University of Limpopo
Contact details: Dr Thembinkosi Mabila, Thembinkosi.Mabila@ul.ac.za, +27 152682401/91

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00 SAST
Tuesday, May 7

09:00 SAST

Migration and Mobilities: Engaging with civil society in collaborative research and innovation
The Emerging Research Niche in Migration and Mobilities in the Office of the DVC- Research and Innovation will be hosting a satellite event to discuss and/or seek new avenues for academic and civil society collaboration, fostering research and engagement regarding challenges of migrants and migration related issues in Cape Town.  This satellite event will be a meeting with academics, administrators and local NGOs on current and potential collaborative engagement.

Venue: University of the Western Cape School of Public Health

Contacts Details:
Niklas Nannskog niklas.nannskog@mau.se, + 46700831454
Leah Koskimaki lkoskimaki@plaas.org.za +27 769387084
Thabile Sokupa tsokupa@uwc.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 13:00 SAST
Cape Town

10:00 SAST

Sol Plaatje University satellite event 2019
SPU satellite event will be organized for researchers, universities or organisations advancing research innovation and education including students, government, civil society and private sector. This event will create a platform for all stakeholders to participate in advancing multi-disciplinary research, sharing knowledge and exploring more opportunities to establish collaborations which act as a resource hub to acquire knowledge.

The aims of the event include the following:
  • To share knowledge and advance discourse in supporting academics with their research trajectories.
  • To maximize engagement across the spectrum and establish collaborations with other universities.
  • To position SPU as a key role player and umbrella body during SASUF innovation week. 

Keywords: Knowledge sharing, collaborations, multi-disciplinary research, innovation, stakeholders.
Venue: Sol Plaatje University (SPU), Kimberley
Contact details:  Jeremia Sefadi, jeremia.sefadi@spu.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 16:30 SAST

14:00 SAST

Business - Academia Collaboration Symposium
To meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an active collaboration between academia and business is required. This symposium will highlight challenges and possibilities for collaboration as well as reasonable expectations from academia and industry. The symposium will also explore concrete possibilities for collaboration projects within a few broad areas. One area which will be explored is the effect of climate change on food and water security. Representatives from industry, universities, business schools, agencies and organisations are invited. A panel will present good examples and experiences on business – academia collaboration. Participants will also be invited to discuss possible collaboration projects.

The purpose is to
1) promote cooperation between South Africa and Sweden addressing sustainability issues, and
2) facilitate interaction and cooperation between businesses, researchers, and governmental/non-governmental organizations.

By organizing this event during the SASUF-week, South African and Swedish researchers will be provided an opportunity to discuss sustainability issues pertaining to the SDGs and strengthen cooperation of mutual benefit for Businesses and Academia.

Venue: University of Stellenbosch
Contact details:  Par Svensson, par.svensson@er.lu.se, +46462227742

Tuesday May 7, 2019 14:00 - 17:30 SAST