SA ready to launch most advanced Nanosatellite

The ZACube-2 will be launched together with small satellites from the United States, Japan, Spain, and Germany and will be orbited as secondary payload in a launch mission designed for real-time monitoring of natural and manmade disasters and other emergencies.

Science storytelling in the spotlight ahead of Science Forum SA

The art of storytelling – telling a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) story in a manner that ordinary citizens will understand – came to the fore on Tuesday when journalists from across Africa discussed science journalism in the fourth industrial revolution.

A trip into the sciences

Focalisation can informally be defined as the narrowing of the area coverage by orientating and zooming into a specific focal point. The National Youth Focus Week which involved the top 100 performers in the National Science Olympiad was structured in such way that it profiles science careers so as to encourage or orientate the focus of the top performers in STEM orientated fields.

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.

DIARISE THESE DATES

STEMI Olympiads and Competitions Community of Practice Conference

19 – 22 February 2019

The STEMI Olympiads and Competitions Community of Practice Conference is an annual conference which is dedicated to the advancement of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Innovation (STEMI) Olympiads and Competitions in South Africa by creating a community of practice where best practices are identified and benchmarked. This is achieved by bringing Olympiad and Competition organisers and other industry stakeholders together to present academic and non-academic research and talks to facilitate a platform for engagement between parties.

The Working World Exhibition 2019

26 – 28 February 2019

The Working World Exhibition is the most comprehensive and cutting edge Careers Exhibition – designed to empower and position learners for the world of work. WWE attracts 10 000+ learners, 400 LO teachers and principals and over 80 exhibitors from educational institutions, government and corporates over three days and will be celebrating 20 years of empowering the youth in the Metropole in 2019.

Scifest Africa

6 – 12 March 2019

Scifest Africa is the largest science festival in Africa, and the 2018 National Science Festival offered an interactive festival programme consisting of 64 exhibitions and 701 events. The 2019 theme will celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as proclaimed by the United Nations.

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.

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