How can you keep safe and slow down the spread?

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) is here. This is a new and dangerous virus which spreads easily and has already killed  many people around the world.

Maintain social distancing!

CORONAVIRUS (COVIT-19) is here,we must stop the spread,or more people will die!

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.


STEMI Olympiads and Competitions Community of Practice Conference

Join us and our speakers at the STEMI CoP conference from 20 – 22 July 2021, and engage with us around the conference theme of “Strengthening the impact of Olympiads and Competitions through collaborations, partnerships, and cooperative opportunities.


The webinar unpacked the 2019 Synthesis Report, which identified the nine STI domains for the STI and explored the need to reframe policy in the direction that will enable the STI priorities to contribute to the South Africa’s National Development Goals.

Upcoming Events

National Science Week 2021

Full Programme

1 – 7 August 2021

National Science Week (NSW) is an annual event aiming to exhibit and communicate awareness in science. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and role players conducting science-based activities during the week.

The NSW 2021 will be conducted through information and communications technologies (ICT). Investigation conducted has revealed interesting association of South Africans with various ICTs, which if adequately exploited would exponentially expand the reach of the science engagement campaign. It has become a tradition that the NSW takes place during the first week of August. Sustaining this practice, the NSW 2021 will take place from 1 – 7 August 2021.


06 – 13 August 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.

GetSETgo is SAASTA’s quarterly electronic newsletter – read the latest edition online now!

Dr Nomusa Dlamini

Nomusa Dlamini is a Principal Research Scientist, specialising in food sciences and technology. She is currently the Acting Manager for the Food Safety Programme at CSIR. She has a PhD in Food Science and Technology, and also holds an MSc in Food Sciences. Dr Dlamini has over 20 years’ combined experience in research and academia. She has worked on collaborative projects with local and international partners, authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and presented at conferences and meetings.