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Academy of Science of South Africa, 2001 (Act No. 67 of 2001)

3. Objectives of Academy


The objectives of the Academy are—

(a) to promote common ground in scientific thinking across all disciplines, including the physical, mathematical and life sciences, as well as human, social and economic sciences;
(b) to encourage and promote innovative and independent scientific thinking;
(c) to promote the optimum development of the intellectual capacity of all people;
(d) to provide effective advice and facilitate appropriate action in relation to the collective needs, opportunities and challenges of all South Africans; and
(e) to link South Africa with scientific communities of the highest levels, in particular within the Southern African Development Community, the rest of Africa and internationally.