Salt Restriction Efforts Paying off in South Africa

In 2016, South Africa introduced legislation to reduce the amount of salt in processed foods. The legislation was…

Air Pollution and Birth Outcomes

Air pollution has become a major environmental issue worldwide, and the impact of ambient air pollution on human health is a…

The Drivers of Illegal Elephant Killing

A new study, partly funded by the National Research Foundation, looks at the motives and drivers behind the illegal killing of…

The City is a Garden for Urban Foragers

Urban foraging can be defined as the activity of urban dwellers collecting biological resources such as wild foods…

Changing Landscape of Science Journalism in SA

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

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Multimedia Gallery

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 2022

Be inspired by the ten stories about African science and discover who will represent South Africa in the FameLab International Competition 2022.

Upcoming Events

NRF-SAASTA National Science Olympiads (NSO) Panel Members for Questions and Solutions

15 September 2023

You are invited to express your interest in becoming part of the NSO team of panel members for setting up questions, tasks and solutions; and for moderation of these.

Note: This invitation is meant for individuals, not companies.

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FameLab 2023 final

21 September 2023

It is here! The #FameLabSA final will be livestreamed from the NRF Auditorium in Pretoria on 21 September 2023. Join us for a showcase of home-grown research!

Ahead of the event, Jive Media Africa and SAASTA will host a discussion on nurturing research engagement talent to increase the visibility and impact of science. Be part of the conversation, online or in person.

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Call for Youth participation in GEO Ministerial summit and plenar

01 – 08 October 2023

Invitation to apply:
Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in collaboration with South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (NRF‐SAASTA) and South African National Space Agency (SANSA) invites you to apply to be part of a…

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