Attention Debates and Science Educators, the SAASTA National Schools Debates competition is open for entries

We invite all schools with a keen interest in debating – but in this instance from a scientific stance – to enter the 2019 SAASTA National Schools Debates Competition. The primary objective of the competition is to develop research, critical thinking and information literacy skills through researching and debating scientific topics. It also aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, technology and engineering in South Africa.

SAASTA/Harmony National Science Olympiad Ten Years Anniversary

Do you know of someone who participated in the National Science Olympiad (NSO) between 2008 and 2018? To celebrate the Ten Year Partnership Anniversary with Harmony Gold Limited, SAASTA will be publishing a book that will take us through the ten-year journey which began in 2008.

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

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.


Rand Show 2019

19 – 28 April 2019

South Africa’s largest consumer show celebrates its 125th birthday!
The tech world comes alive with Africa’s biggest celebration of FORTNITE ever!!
Visit the SAASTA stand in the Science and Tech zone, catch the Kalahari Scientist live!!

The 12th Annual Soweto Career Day Expo

1 – 2 May 2019

This exciting expo covers a broad spectrum of careers available in different industries and Sectors in South Africa. This Expo proves to be an eye opening experience to grades 10 to 12 learners and the unemployed youth from and around Soweto.


13 – 18 May 2019

ZulFest, the Zululand Science Festival, is becoming one of Africa’s premier up-and-coming science festivals. Launched in 2015 by the University of Zululand Science Centre, ZulFest aims to present science in a fresh, vibrant and engaging way to people from all walks of life. The festival showcases the best of national and international presenters.

On 13th and 14th for Secondary schools
The 15th will be for both Primary and Secondary schools
On the 16th and 17th will be for Primary school groups
The 18th will be for the Public.

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