Multifunctional Green Infrastructure in Pursuit of UN SDG 11

Global policy and design discourses to reduce urban ecological footprints and promote sustainability have recognised the potential role of green infrastructure …

Green Infrastructure in Small and Medium-sized Towns

A team of researchers from North-West University and the University of Technology Sydney investigated multifunctionality in …

Are Urban Development Projects in Joburg Promoting Inclusivity?

Despite the adoption of a number of policies to promote United Nations SDG 11: Inclusive, resilient and sustainable human settlements in the …

Bloemfontein as a Smart City: An Applied Systems Analysis Approach

There is a concerted effort internationally and across Africa to transform cities to smart cities. A smart city is one in which its various factors positively …

Building Sustainable Smart and Resilient Cities for SA

With new smart cities set to be on the cards for South Africa, what elements are needed to ensure that these technology-driven cities are resilient against …

Can Investments in Urban Green Infrastructure Alleviate Poverty?

While achievement of all the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is important for progressing towards sustainability, the growing population…

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National Science week 2022 Launch

This year we are “Celebrating the role of basic science in the modern world

Upcoming Events

National Science Week 2022

1 – 6 August 2022 


National Science Week (NSW) is an annual event aiming to exhibit and communicate awareness in science. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), a countrywide celebration of science connecting various stakeholders and role players conducting science-based activities during the week, an annual celebration of the role and value of science and technology in people’s daily lives.

The NSW 2022 will be conducted under the theme “Celebrating the role of basic sciences in the modern world ”.

The National Science Festival

7 – 13 September 2022


After two years of hosting Scifest Africa virtually, South Africa’s national science festival is returning to its live format in Makhanda from 7 – 13 September 2022! Our theme for 2022 is “Back to the Basics”, inspired by UNESCO’s “International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022”.

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