Top science learners honoured at the National Science Olympiad and competitions Award ceremony 2019

The South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) in collaboration with Harmony honoured top learners on Thursday 26 September 2019, celebrating the National Science Olympiad and competitions awards ceremony. The event took place at the CSIR’s International Convention Centre, Pretoria in Gauteng.

Talking Science Communication across African Borders

Participants from across Sub-Saharan Africa discussed the intricacies of science communication in Pretoria today. SAASTA’s Science Communication Division joined the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Exchange Series on 5 September 2019 at the Embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands in Pretoria to run a science communication masterclass. The theme of this regional event was “The nexus between Food Security, Water and Energy: Challenges and Opportunities” and aimed to develop capacity, foster networking and stimulate collaborations.

Forging of an international relationship to share local science stories

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) has forged a relationship to share South African scientific achievements with a national newspaper in China. This new agreement with Science and Technology Daily in China, complements a continuum of established agreements that SAASTA has already forged with countries across the world, including United States of America, Malawi, Egypt, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, amongst others.

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.


21st SAASTEC Conference

11 -14 November 2019

The 21st Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres (SAASTEC) Conference will be held at Inkcubeko Youth and Science Centre in George from the 11th to the 14th of November 2019.The conference is open to science and technology centres, museums, regional and national government officials, private sector, academics and students from Higher Education Institutions, principals, teachers, interested stakeholders and members of the community. The conference theme is ‘Inclusiveness in Science and Technology Centres’ with subthemes: Celebrating International Year of Periodic Table and IUPAC 100th anniversary; Advancing Technology through science centres (Next digital revolution-4IR); and Breaking barriers to positive actions against climate change.

Science Kits Hand-over and Career Expo

18 November 2019

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is hosting a Science Kits Hand-over to rural schools in uMkhanyakude Education District. This event is scheduled for 18th October 2019 near Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal and will run in parallel with a Career Exhibition facilitated in collaboration with the Education District and South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA).

TESS Mpumalanga Science Festival EXPO – Nkangala District 

24 -28 February 2020

A series of Science and Technology activities (exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations etc.) from different SET institutions.

Scifest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival

15 -21 April 2020

Scifest Africa is the largest science festival in Africa, and offers an interactive festival programme consisting of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, outreach activities and various other events.

Eding! International Science Festival – Polokwane showgrounds

20 -25 April 2020

Fun-filled Showcase of Africa’s Science innovations and Development by Institutions of Higher Learning, Indigenous Experts, Research & Development centres, Science centres, Private sector and individual professionals. Exhibitions, Lectures, Science Shows and 4IR workshops are employed to convey the scientific message of E!ISeF.

Working World Exhibition 2020

21 -23 April 2020

The Working World Exhibition is the most comprehensive and cutting edge Exhibition – designed to empower and position learners for the world of work.
The Exhibition repackages the essential components of a Career guidance programme into an interactive experience that learners can identify with and find meaningful.
Career resources such as experts sharing opportunities in careers of skills shortages, bursaries and entrepreneurship, seminars as well as the Workbook gives life to South Africa’s largest careers & skills Exhibition.

Eding! International Science Festival – Bojanala Moretele

24 -28 August 2020

The only substrate that showcases STEMI Career, Research,Innovation and Indigenous System of Africa. Learners from grade 5 to 12, University students and the public get an opportunity of a life-time interacting and responding to the body of scientific knowledge and sharing their own lived knowledge, wisdom and experiences with the physical realm.

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