Dr Mamoeletsi Mosia Participates in the Annual Youth Career Exhibition

Dr Mamoeletsi Mosia, the Managing Director of NRF-SAASTA, participated in the Youth Day Career Exhibition at The Freeway Tabernacle in Soweto on Saturday 15 June 2024. The event was attended by more than 150 learners from neighbouring schools as well as young people from the church.

NRF-SAASTA making science accessible at the Presidential Imbizo

NRF-SAASTA together with the CSIR, UNISA Science Engagement Centre, North West University Science Centre and North West Centre for Science and Innovation represented the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) at the Presidential Imbizo that took place at Ikageng sports Complex, Potchefstroom (Dr Kenneth Kaunda district municipality) North West province on 20 October 2023, under the theme “Leave No One Behind”.

Advancing Science Engagement Partnerships in Europe:EUSEA Conference 2024

Dr Mamoeletsi Mosia, the Managing Director of NRF-SAASTA, recently participated in the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) Conference 2024, held in Georgia in Eastern Europe. This annual conference is a significant event for professionals and organisations dedicated to enhancing public engagement with science across Europe and beyond.

The Great Jupiter – Saturn Conjunction Surprise

The discovery of the PARROT pulsar by researchers using the MeerKAT radio telescope was a significant breakthrough in astronomy. This revelation, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society journal ,showcased the power of MeerKAT and hinted at more exciting discoveries to come.

The Dynamics of Galaxy Evolution

The Universe is home to many galaxies, each with its own unique family, morphology, and shape. These galaxies can be classified broadly into three main categories: spiral , elliptical, and irregular. Interestingly, the colour of these galaxies is either blue or red, and this colour conveys important information about the galaxy’s age and the rate at which it forms new stars.

Changing Landscape of Science Journalism in SA

Science journalism is a vital component of informing the public about scientific advancements and discoveries…

To read all the stories or download the full NRF Science Matters Magazine Vol 6 Issue 1

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Webinar – Enhancing Transparency And Public Trust In Nanotechnology  

The webinar aimed to create awareness of the nanotechnology innovation value processes as a way to forge transparency and build public trust in nanotechnology products.

Webinar – Hydrogen Regulations, Standards, Codes and Certifications 

The webinar aimed to present recent developments particularly in the Hydrogen Society Roadmap and highlight South Africa’s progress of its DSI 15-year programme.

FameLab South Africa Final 2023

Be inspired by the ten stories about African science and discover who will represent South Africa in the FameLab International Competition 2023.

Science Engagement News


Call for 2024/25 proposals for accredited science centres

This call for proposals is only for accredited centres in the network of science centres. The call is meant to support science centres with activities and resources that support science centre programmes.

A science centre is a permanently established science engagement facility that provides an interactive, informal educational experience through the use of interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) exhibits, displays and programmes”. Interactive exhibits and displays in science centres would be used to excite and edutain, as well as link educational experience to learning outcomes.


Call for proposal to host the NSW 2024 Activities

Call for proposal to host the NSW 2024 activities for Public Universities, Public Museums, Public Botanical Gardens & Zoos, Accredited Science Centres, Science Councils, approved STEMI Olympiads & Competitions; to form an implementation panel of the National Science Week (NSW) 2024 edition by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (NRF-SAASTA) for the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

National Science Week (NSW) is an annual event aimed at celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across the nation.


National Science Week 2024 Postponed

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the National Science Week 2024 has been postponed. New dates are yet to be confirmed.

The 2024 theme will remain as "Living in a high-tech world: Should we be concerned?

We apologise for any inconvenience.