Policy and Advocacy News
- Best Practice in Research: SAMS fully endorses the IMU statement on best practice in research publication. The full text of this statement may be downloaded by clicking on the download icon below.
- SAMS Report on the current DHET research funding model:
- Professional Registration and Critical Skills visas: Please note that SAMS is not an accreditation body, but rather a voluntary professional society. According to South African law all applications for professional registration need to be processed by an approved accreditation body. Similarly supporting documentation for a critical skills visa, has to be issued by such a body. SAMS is not itself such a body, but is an affiliate of SACNASP, which is the professional body recognised by SAQA in terms of Section 13(1)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, tasked with representing the interests of Natural Scientific Professionals. Hence all foreign citizens who either wish to apply for a critical skills visa, or else wish to apply for professional registration, should approach SACNASP for assistance, not SAMS. Pertinent information regarding either such registration, or visa related matters, may be found by clicking on the relevant link below.