South African nano researcher is FameLab International runner up

Keneilwe Moropa, a South African nano researcher, was named runner-up in the international FameLab competition in the UK last night, showing how big challenges can be overcome with small tech.

Forging of an international relationship to share local science stories

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) has forged a relationship to share South African scientific achievements with a national newspaper in China. This new agreement with Science and Technology Daily in China, complements a continuum of established agreements that SAASTA has already forged with countries across the world, including United States of America, Malawi, Egypt, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, amongst others.

SARChI Chairs unpacking science communication

DST-NRF SARChI Chairs from across Gauteng have come together for a two-day workshop on 3 and 4 July 2019 at the National Research Foundation (NRF) in Pretoria, to delve into principles of science communication.  NRFISAASTA and the Research Chairs and Centres of Excellence Directorate at NRF corporate offices jointly host the workshop.

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.


20 – 27 July 2019

Theme: Raised rural prosperity and sustainable production systems.

Sub-Theme: Protecting and preserving indigenous knowledge.

6th annual Rural Education Festival

UKZN Science Career Fair – Pietermaritzburg

31 July 2019

We inviting Industry to the Career Fair event to showcase working opportunities for our BSc Graduates. The Pietermaritzburg campus is home to the following disciplines:
Catering for the following disciplines:
BSC – Agriculture
BSC – Life Sciences
BSC – Physics and Chemistry
BSC – Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences
We look forward to having you attend this event.

Science for Resilience

06  – 08 August 2019

A three day festival of physics, chemistry, mathematics, educational theatre, study opportunities and career guidance


14 September 2019

ScopeX is a Telescope and Astronomy Expo hosted annually since 2002 by amateur astronomers and members of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.
The event is held at the Military History Museum in Saxonwold, Johannesburg.
The website gives detail on past events

TESS Mpumalanga Science Festival EXPO – Nkangala District 

24 -28 February 2020

A series of Science and Technology activities (exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations etc.) from different SET institutions.

Scifest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival

15 -21 April 2020

Scifest Africa is the largest science festival in Africa, and offers an interactive festival programme consisting of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, outreach activities and various other events.

Working World Exhibition 2020

21 -23 April 2020

The Working World Exhibition is the most comprehensive and cutting edge Exhibition – designed to empower and position learners for the world of work.
The Exhibition repackages the essential components of a Career guidance programme into an interactive experience that learners can identify with and find meaningful.
Career resources such as experts sharing opportunities in careers of skills shortages, bursaries and entrepreneurship, seminars as well as the Workbook gives life to South Africa’s largest careers & skills Exhibition.

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