Newsletter Issue 9- 4 August 2017 12th Annual Population Conference Special Edition
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12th Annual Population Conference
PASA would like to acknowledge Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) for hosting the 12th Annual Population Population Conference at ISIbalo House during the 10th and the 14th of July 2017. PASA is grateful for all the support that Stats SA provided throughout the conference to make it the great success that it was.
Conference Opening Ceremony
Panelists during the opening Ceremony, from left to right: Ms Gwen Lehloenya (Stats SA), Dr Leon Swartz (DSD), Ms Nompumelelo Nzimande (PASA) & Mr Diego Iturralde.
On the left, the Acting DDG for Population and Social Statistics, Ms Gwen Lehloenya opened the conference highlighting the importance of the PASA conference as a space to raise great platform raise awareness of population issues in Africa.
On the right, Prof Eric Udjo delivering the keynote address on "The dynamics of communicable disease mortality in South Africa 2000–2013 witha focus on HIV AIDS. Watch Prof Udjos full address here.
Conference Oral and Poster Presentations
The conference was well attended with over 200 delegates from all over Southern Africa and the rest of the African continent.
PASA Gala Dinner
Burgers Parks Hotel hosted the PASA Conference delegates for the annual gala dinner on the 13th of July 2017.
In line with PASA's mandate to support the development of young demographers in Southern Africa, the association annually awards young demographers who excel during their presentations at the PASA Conference. This year an additional award was included "The Dr Jeremy Gumbo Award" for the Most Promising Demographer in South Africa. The award was sponsored by the Demography and Population Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in honor of the late Dr Jeremy Gumbo who passed away during May 2017.
The Dr Jeremy Gumbo Award was awarded to Vuyelwa Nkumanda, Masters student at the University of the Witwatersrand. Vuyelwa presented her research titled "The determinants of the choice of contraceptive methods used by young women in KwaZulu-Natal, 2001"
First Prize: PASA Best Student Presenter was awarded to Franscis Akpa-Inyang, Masters Student at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. His research was titled Ethical analysis of Informed Consent in Doctor-Patient/Researcher-Research Participant relationship in the Context of the Traditional Southern African Values: Case Study.
Second Prize: Joint Award
Third Prize was awarded to Jabulani Sikula, Masters Student at the University of the Witwatersrand. Jabulani presented his research on "Family preferences and non-use of contraceptives in the DRC, 2013-2014".
The Delegates Views of the PASA 2017 Conference
PASA spoke to some of the delegates that attended the conference regarding their experience of attending the PASA 2017 Conference. Click on each of the images to watch the videos.
Jacques Van Zuydam (Department of Social Development, South Africa)
Dr Veronica Rampagane (North West University) and Thembalutehu Shangase (University of Kwazulu-Natal)
Keatlegile Mabena (North West University) and Prof Eric Udjo (UNISA Bureau of Market Research)
Hope Vhiga and Joseph Mundadi both from the University of Venda
Fransi Akpa-Inyang and Rowan Madzamba from University of Kwazulu-Natal
Peter Kisaakye, University of Cape Town
Thank You Stats SA Volunteers!
PASA would like to thank all the volunteers from Statistics South Africa who assisted with making the PASA Conference a successful one. We value and appreciate all your efforts and service throughout the week of the conference.
Thank You to Our Conference Delegates!
Thank you to all our conference delegates who attended and presented at the 12th Annual Population Conference. The conference would not have been possible without your contribution and your presence. We value your commitment and we look forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Population Conference in 2018. The venue of the conference is still to be confirmed.
PASA 2017 Membership Certificates
Meet Your New PASA Council
2017 International Population Conference
You can still register to attend the 2017 International Population Conference!
Early registration for the International Population Conference is open until 15 September 2017.
Early Registration Fees
IUSSP Members: 400 € or 425 US$ *
Non-members: 600 € or 637 US$
Population scientists residing in South Africa: ZAR 2450
Full-time students enrolled at a South African University: ZAR 660
IUSSP Student Members: 150 € or 160 US$
Accompanying persons: 150 € or 160 US$
Statistics Botswana at SADC Statistics Committee Meeting
Statistician General of Statistics Botswana; Ms. Anna Majelantle and Director-Stakeholder Relations Ms. M Kerekang attended the 24th SADC Statistics Committee (SSC) Meeting,Johannesburg, South Africa, from 12-14 July 2017.
DSD Hosts World Population Day Event
Population and Development Directorate within Gauteng Department of Social Development commemorated World Population Day (WPD) at Zuurbekom on 21st July 2017. The theme for WPD was Family Planning: Empowering people and Developing nations. The Chief Director for Population and Development Chief Directorate in National DSD gave an overview and purpose of the day and Chief Director Research, Policy Coordination, Stakeholder and Population gave keynote address. Amongst other speakers, West Rand District Health Support Services MCWH program Manager; Ms Mashadi Ganyane gave a presentation on family planning services the Department of Health is rendering in West Rand.
Three commissions on the theme were conducted and what transpired in the commissions was that government should be firm on implementing policies and young people should be consulted when formulating policies that concerns them. The event was attended by 167 members from Civil society and Non-Government Organisations
Statistics Namibia Launches Mobile App
Statistics Namibia is excited to announce the launch of their Mobile Application which is downloadable from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store free of charge. The application boasts of having the latest country population "statistics at your fingertips".
Well Done Stats Namibia!
Stats SA Releases Labour Force Results
Anova seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be based in Johannesburg. Click here for more details.
The call to submit apers for the 2018 Population Association of America Conference is currently open and will close on 29 September 2017. Click here for more details.
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) invites contributions to the next European Population Conference which will be held in Brussels, Belgium from 6-9 June 2018. Deadine for submissions is 1 October. Click here for more details