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The 2017 SASA Conference will be hosted by the University of Free State from 27 - 30 November 2017 at Ilanga Estate, Bloemfontein. Details here.

South African Statistical Association (SASA)

The mission of the Association shall be to foster the study and knowledge of statistical theory and its application towards improving the quality of life of all South Africans.
The Association shall strive to accomplish this mission:

  • to create a forum for nurturing, attracting and retaining statisticians in South Africa, and advancing their interests;
  • to actively market the discipline of statistics in order to improve the general perception and appreciation of the discipline
  • to support members by providing a platform for networking opportunities and publications
  • to produce timely and high quality up-to-date publications, including the South African Statistical Journal (SA Statist J) and the Conference Proceedings, and communicate to its members relevant information and news through the Newsletter.

The Association will arrange an annual conference and will communicate with members by means of the SASA Newsletter, the official Newsletter, and by making available to members the SA Statist J, the official journal, and/or any other publication; and will in general carry out in a judicious and organised manner any function or act in pursuance of and promoting the above goals.

Note: SASA does not have collections of statistical data. Please contact StatsSA if you are looking for South African statistics. 

Announcements

First Announcement of the 2017 SASA Conference

The website for SASA2017 is now live and registration is open.
Please visit http://www.sastat.org.za/sasa2017, have a look at the dates and outline, and start planning your trip to Bloemfontein at the end of November.
You will find information on the workshops available and plenty of accommodation options.
Familiarise yourself with the venue using the links and maps provided.
And then be sure to register early to catch the early bird discounts.

We hope to see you all at SASA2017!

COE-MaSS News: 24 July 2017

Dear CoE-MaSS Colleagues,

SEMINARS

This week:

  1. Dr Rachid Ouifki – UP – 28 July 2017 “ Studying the effects of Temperature change on the dynamics of tsetse flies and trypanosomiasis disease transmission”. Please see a copy of the flyer here: https://www.wits.ac.za/coe-mass/news-and-events/

Future Seminars:

  1. Dr Michael Burke – CSIR – 4 August 2017
  2. Prof Stephan Wagner – Stellenbosch University – 11 August 2017

How to Connect Remotely:

Just a reminder that you can connect to any of these research seminars remotely via your desktop/tablet/etc. Please make sure that you connect to the videoconference between 10h00-10h15 well in advance of the start of the seminar so that you do not interrupt the session by joining late or midway through. We strongly recommend that if it is the first time that you are connecting that you do a test run in advance to check that you microphone etc. is all working, and that any problems connecting can then be directed well in advance to the Vidyo Tech Support Officer, Mr Senzo Mpungose on 011 717 6250 or via email senzo.mpungose@wits.ac.za

WORKSHOPS:

  1. Postgraduate Pulsar Science Workshop, Date: Thursday 24 August 2017, Time: 09h00 to 16h00 for BSc Honours, MSc and PhD students with an interest in pulsar research. This is being held at the SKA SA offices, Pinelands, Cape Town. (Please see the attached flyer).
  2. The University of Pretoria is holding a workshop entitled : ‘An introduction to spatial statistical modelling on big, complex data’. The workshop will be held at Wits on the 17th and 18th of August with an introductory 2 hr Seminar on the 14th of August. Please see the flyer attached for further details and Registration information.

Kind regards,

The CoE-MaSS team

WITS Seminar 27 July 2017
Spatial Statistics Workshop

Dear SASA member

In August a COE-MaSS and SARChI chair sponsored workshop on Spatial Statistics will be held at WITS. Details in the flyer

COE-MaSS News: 17 July 2017

Post-Graduate Funding:

  1. The NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Scholarship Call. Please note the urgent Closing Deadline.

Future Seminars:

  1. Dr Rachid Ouifki – UP – 28 July 2017 “ Studying the effects of Temperature change on the dynamics of tsetse flies and trypanosomiasis disease transmission”
  2. Dr Michael Burke – CSIR – 4 August 2017
  3. Prof Stephan Wagner – Stellenbosch University – 11 August 2017

How to Connect Remotely:

Just a reminder that you can connect to any of these research seminars remotely via your desktop/tablet/etc. Please make sure that you connect to the videoconference between 10h00-10h15 well in advance of the start of the seminar so that you do not interrupt the session by joining late or midway through. We strongly recommend that if it is the first time that you are connecting that you do a test run in advance to check that you microphone etc. is all working, and that any problems connecting can then be directed well in advance to the Vidyo Tech Support Officer, Mr Mohsin Desai on 011 717 6144 or via email.