Since its inception, the OWSD National Chapter in South Africa has engaged in the following activities:
- A regional study on the perspectives of decision-makers and stakeholders on science, technology and innovation in southern Africa.An outcome of this report will be a campaign launched by UNESCO and the UN Gender Advisory Board targeting policymakers.
- A study conducted on behalf of the Organisation for Women Scientists for the Developing World (OWSD) on the participation of women and girls in the national STI system in South Africa based on the Gender Equality – Knowledge Society Framework
- A study on Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) for Girls in sub-Saharan Africa from which a policymakers’ booklet has been published. This booklet has also been launched in Zambia and Zimbabwe in 2012
- The National Chapter was represented at the OWSD Conference in 2010 where Minister Naledi Pandor gave a keynote address
- A study on the state of science in Swaziland, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa and Angola, funded by UNESCO has been commenced. The Swaziland report has now been finalised.
- A membership update drive has also been undertaken within South Africa
- Active participation within the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) Women in Science standing committee where data are being collected on the representation of women in African science academies
A regional study on the perspectives of decision-makers and stakeholders. An outcome of this report will be a campaign launched by UNESCO and the Gender Advisory Board targeting policymakers.