NRF, UCT Leads Collaborative Clean-Up Project in Vrygrond, Western Cape

In a remarkable initiative that transcends the excitement of the Rugby World Cup, the NRF-SAASTA, University of Cape Town (UCT) joined forces with The One Health Innovation Group, TEARS, Afripaws, and Checkers through the DSI-funded science shop project on Saturday, 28 October 2023, for a transformative clean-up project in Vrygrond, Western Cape.

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”.

NRF-SAASTA joins Pretoria in celebrating Springboks “Rugby World Cup 2023” victory

In a jubilant display of national pride and unity, the streets of Pretoria were filled with cheers and applause as the Springbok rugby team paraded through the heart of the city, celebrating their remarkable victory in the Rugby World Cup 2023. The NRF-SAASTA team joined in the festivities, adding an extra layer of enthusiasm to the already electrifying atmosphere.

NRF-SAASTA and MDDA affirm their commitment to science journalism development in the community media in South Africa

NRF-SAASTA signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) on 23 October 2023, which follows the culmination of their initial agreement which started in 2015. The renewal of the MoA is testament to the success of this partnership, which has leveraged the collective strength of the two partners in implementing their respective mandates.

Changing Landscape of Science Journalism in SA

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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.

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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. It serves as a platform to engage the public with scientific discoveries, innovations, and their implications for society. The week-long celebration typically involves a diverse range of activities including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, competitions, and outreach programs. NSW plays a crucial role in promoting scientific literacy, fostering curiosity, and inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators.

Strengthening Science Popularization: China-South Africa Collaboration

In a significant step towards fostering international cooperation in science popularization, a meeting was held between representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of South Africa and NRF-SAASTA. Led by Shen Long, Minister Counselor for Science and Technology, and Li Yan, First Secretary for Science and Technology, the Chinese delegation engaged in discussions with NRF-SAASTA, headed by Managing Director Dr. Mamoeletsi Mosia. The focal point of the meeting was the standardization of science popularization in South Africa, with particular emphasis on the science center network and accreditation process outlined in the “Framework for the promotion of excellence in a National Network of Science Centres.”