HSRC wants to attract more females to science and research in SA

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According to the Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering, women only make up around 40 per cent of South Africa’s scientists, engineers and technologists.

To help address this shortage, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) together with Women in Physics in South Africa, (WiPiSA) which has been working to support women and girls in the field, will be hosting a seminar to encourage females to study and pursue careers in science and to highlight solutions to challenges to help them achieve this.

The HSRC seminar is free to attend will be held in Pretoria and will be lived streamed to the HSRC offices in Cape Town and Durban on 6th August to coincide with Women’s Month. The sessions will be interactive and attendees will have the chance to share opinions and ask questions.

Below are the details of the city offices where you can attend and the contact details of the people you must RSVP to if you want to attend.

  • Cape Town: 12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street. Contact Carmen August – 021 466 7827, [email protected]
  • Durban: 1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor. Contact Ridhwaan Khan – 031 242 5400, [email protected]
  • Pretoria: 1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street. Contact Arlene Grossberg – 012 302 2811, [email protected]

The seminar is funded by the Department of Science and Technology.

[Source – HRSC. Image – CC 2.0 by Intel Free Press]