The Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu Science Centre

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and its partners launched a state-of-the-art science centre equipped with advanced green technologies in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape.

North-West University’s Letago Kgomoeswana shines with her tales of indigenous knowledge in local climate science research

Letago Kgomoeswana, an environmental geographer from North West University, was announced as the FameLab South Africa 2021 winner on 20 October 2021 and will represent South Africa on an international stage hosted by Cheltenham Festivals, UK, in November.

Wash your hands and stop the spread!

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) has already killed many people around the world.Proper handwashing can be the difference between life and death.

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.

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STEMI Conference 2021

Inclusivity in the digital era: How to bridge the digital divide

Presenters: Mr Derek Fish, Mr Daniel Johnson and Dr David Johnson

Food security and nutrition webinar 2021

The main objective of the webinar was to profile food security research that contributes to zero hunger and no poverty. The role of fruits and vegetables in food systems was explored and linked to food security. The webinar was hosted during the NSW 2021.

FameLab South Africa Final 2021

Watch the ten FameLab South Africa finalists’ talks and celebrate with us the announcement of the FameLab South Africa 2021 winner

Upcoming Events

Science Forum South Africa 2021

Igniting Conversations About Science

1-3 December 2021 On SFSA Digital Platform

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is delighted to invite participation in its seventh annual Science Forum South Africa (SFSA). As always, registration is free, and participation is encouraged by all with an interest in the role of science and society.

The 2021 Forum will again seek to “Ignite Conversations about Science.” SFSA provides a platform for the DSI and its entities to share information with the public on its major programmes and initiatives, as well as obtain input and reaction to new policies and strategies, such as South Africa’s new Decadal Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Natural Sciences Educators Workshop

25 – 27 January 2022

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (NRF-SAASTA), a business unit of National ResearchFoundation (NRF) in collaboration with South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) hereby wishes to invite the grade 4-7 educators to participate in a three 3 day online workshop on the subjectof  Natural Sciences. The focus area of the workshop will be various topics that form part of the theme Life and Living. The workshop will constitute of three sessions covering two topics each day.

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