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

National Schools Debates Competition – Finals

9 October 2021

NRF-SAASTA presents an opportunity and invites participation for learners to debate high-level scientific topics on an online platform. To accommodate restrictions related to distance and physical interaction, the National Schools Science Debate competition 2021 cycle will be implemented through virtual submissions and an online platform.

SAIAB Seminar Series 2021

21 October 2021

What is science, and why is it so important today?

Presented by Professor Mike Bruton

Imagineering; Honorary Research Associate of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Science is under fire today from fringe groups who use social media as a megaphone to promote their scandalous views, yet science (and its bedfellow, technology) is more important today than ever before! In this well-illustrated and thought-provoking talk, Professor Mike Bruton, the second director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology (now SAIAB), will discuss how science evolved through the ages, what it is (and isn’t) today, the value of science and its relationship with other knowledge systems, such as indigenous knowledge, and the crucial role that science has to play in addressing (and hopefully solving) the enormous problems that face humankind and the other inhabitants of the planet today.

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