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ASI-South Africa

ASI Established in South Africa

Objectives: Carry and extend the ASI-HQ mandate

Local Priorities:

* Popularize ASI in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
* Establish Anthropometry Institute that will prioritise the importance of the Black Child, particularly the rural black children in terms of their Growth and Development that is impacted negatively by POVERTY
* Establish Local, Sub-Regional and Regional Growth and Development Standards in line with WHO

ASI-South Africa Board Members

Dr Stranger Kgamphe (ASI Fellow)
BSc.; BSc(Hon). Dip.Med Tech.(Histopath); Ph.D.

Proudly Sourh African, cofounder of SA Business Excellence Model, Published on Craniofacial morphology with 4000 readers. Designed and Developed Integrated Scientific Community Initiative with UNESCO, contributed to the development of Project Management at PMi, Pennsylvania, USA, visiting Scientist at University of Chicago, visiting Professor at University of Penn and visiting Lecturer at University of London Ontario, Canada. Cofounder of Burth To Ten longitudinal Research study at the university of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hon., Dr. Mosibudi Mangena

In January 2001, Dr. Mangena was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Education. During this period he became the founding chairperson of the South African National Literacy Initiative (SANLI) and Masifundesonke Reading Campaign. He also became the first Patron of Sowetan-Telkom Mathematics and Science Teacher of the Year Awards. In 2004 he was appointed as the Minister of Science and Technology. He served in the portfolio until his resignation in 2009.

He earned an MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of South Africa (called the University of Azania on the AZAPO website). He joined the South African Students’ Organisation (SASO) and was elected onto the Students Representative Council at the University of Zululand in 1971. Moving back to Pretoria, he became chairperson of the SASO Pretoria branch in 1972. He chaired the Botswana region of the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA) in 1981 and the BCMA central committee from 1982 to 1994. He is also the former commander in chief of the Azanian National Liberation Army (AZANLA), the former armed wing of AZAPO.

Mangena returned from exile in 1994 and became leader of AZAPO. He was appointed as Deputy Minister of Education in South Africa by President Thabo Mbeki in 2001, and he became Minister of Science and Technology in 2004.

In 2008 Mangena received an Honorary Doctorate (Technologaie Doctoris) in applied sciences in recognition of his service and invaluable contribution to the social upliftment of both our country and region.