World Oceans Day 2022 – Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean

Joint press release – iSimangaliso Wetland Park, SANBI, SAIAB and SAAMBR

Two Decades of Deep Insights celebrated this World Oceans Day

Warthogs and the spread of bovine tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is not just a human disease. Cattle also contract a similar type of bacteria, called bovine tuberculosis. Evidence suggests that it can be transmitted from cattle to humans as well as wildlife and vice versa.

Unwary birds make for an easy meal

What happens when a top predator species’ survival is being threatened due to lack of effective conservation? A possible extinction of multiple species? Decreased diversity in the ecosystem? A system that is out of balance? Or all of the above?

To read all the stories or download the full NRF Science Matters Magazine Vol 4 Issue 3

Multimedia Gallery

SANPARKS Kgodumodumo Documentary

SANParks “Making it through science” Flipping & blending environmental interpretation & awareness for the 21st  century learning

Double Edged Sword PLAYOUT

From the discovery of the Higgs boson to modelling COVID-19: The role of AI. Professor Bruce Mellado

The Launch of Hydrogen Society Road Map

The launch of the Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr BE Nzimande.

Upcoming Events

GIS Educators Workshop

29 – 30 June 2022


The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (NRF-SAASTA), in collaboration with the South African Environmental Observation Network (NRF-SAEON), both business units of the National Research Foundation (NRF) wishes to invite the grade 10, 11 and 12 Geography educators to join in a personal (face-to-face) workshop that introduces a free online learning programme on GIS.

This workshop is intended only for Tshwane Region, other regions will be catered at a later stage.

ėDumbe Career Awareness Outreach

29 June – 2 July 2022


Sicelo Shongwe Development Group (Pty) Ltd would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to support the First Annual ėDumbe Career Awareness Outreach.

Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP 2022)

4 – 8 July 2022 


This year, in conjunction with international IUPAP 100 and IYBSSD celebrations, the SAIP is celebrating 100 Years of Physics in Africa: Past, Present and Future! As part of these celebrations, the SAIP annual conference (SAIP 2022), to be held virtually in July, will be dedicated to showcasing the work of physics graduates from across the continent as they make invaluable contributions to industry and towards achieving the sustainable development goals.

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”.

Click here to view the media release.

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