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Learn about physics the fun way at SAASTA’s Johannesburg Observatory.

Get snapping! Join SA Science Lens TM on Instagram in celebrating science and the world around us this June.


The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa.


Eding! International Science Festival – Klerksdorp

24 – 27 July 2017

An African Science Festival that showcases the best of African Science advancement. Come and experience a wow moment with many Science facilities and bursary holders at the Klerksdorp Banquet Hall, North West province.

Science from the Land, a journey.

Sasol TechnoX – Secunda

31 July – 4 August 2017

Sasol Techno X will be held in Secunda,Mpumalanga from 31 July – 4 August.This exhibition seeks to expose, at a practical level, the many facets of technology and encourage learners to explore the wide range of exciting disciplines and career choices that mathematics, science and technology offer.

National Science Week 2017

5 – 12 August 2017

National Science Week will take place from 5 – 12 August 2017.The NSW 2017 national launch event will be hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Missionvale campus on Saturday,5 August.

The theme for 2017 is “Advancing Science Tourism ”.

Mpumalanga Science Festival

21 – 25 August 2017

The Mpumalanga Science Festival will take place at the following venues:

  1. Mayflower Hall in Mpuluzi
  2. Glenmore Hall in Mpuluzi
  3. Elukwatini Hall in Elukwatini

4th Annual Rural Education Festival @ Mopani Science Festival

11 – 15 September 2017

The 4th Annual Rural Education Festival will take place on the 11 – 15 of September at Sekgosese secondary school in Limpopo province,Modjadjiskloof under the following themes :

Main theme : Science contributes to economic development.

Sub – theme : Food and water for future,science feeding the world.

ScopeX 2017 : Telescope & Astronomy Expo – Johannesburg

16 September 2017

ScopeX is a public outreach initiative designed to promote interest in astronomy, telescope making, astrophotography and related disciplines within Southern Africa. The 2017 Annual Telescope and Astronomy Fair will take place on the 16th of September.

STEM Community Day – Rustenburg

14 – 15 October 2017

A STEM Community Day is a science and tech fair held in a community focused on building awareness and interest in STEMI and also to demonstrate the importance of STEM through showcasing STEM in individual, corporate and entrepreneur settings.

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