Theme: Understanding Coding;Robotics and Argumented Reality
Sub-Theme 1: Mining in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Sub-Theme 2: International year of plant health
Overall Targets: A 07 days’ massive programme that will involve 63 910 people (learners, teachers, general public, students, journalists, scientists/engineers & researchers, industry, indigenous knowledge holders & traditional leaders, tourists, decision makers/politicians & policy makers, science interpreters) in a series of in-reach, exchange programme, outdoor and outreach events.
These include: Coding, Robotics & Argumented reality workhops/events, interactive activities; information stands; science cinema/films, virtual tours, sleep laboratories, sleeping-out camps, digital laboratories, exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, competitions, quizzes, science cafes, theatre performances, displays, science clubs, science shows, drum majorettes, mathematics dances, IKS games, animal kingdom explorations, reptile shows, fun runs, science comedies, water world activities, food manufacturing audit activities, swimming lessons, fundraising events, body wellness activities, model car-racing activities, sky-viewing, rocketry courses, science of soccer tournaments, science literacy workshops, sci-kids, science picnics, motivational and industry insight talks; plant visits, educator information sharing sessions; girl child workshops, reading clubs and practical workshops for under-resourced school activities.
Targeted Areas : Lephalale, Thabazimbi, Burgersfort, Tzaneen, Giyani, Mokopane, Malamulele, Bochum, Ga-Molepo, Zebediela, Lebowakgomo, Sekgosese, Jane Furse, Nchabeleng/Apel, Bohlokwa, Ga-Sekororo, Mankweng and Musina.
Venue 1: Tivumbeni EMPC
BANKUNA ST, LETABA, PRIVATE BAG X1420, LETABA, TZANEEN, 0870., Nkowankowa, South Africa
Venue 2: Mogol Golf Club
Wells St, Lephalale, 0557
Venue 3: Cornet Mamabolo Foundation Library
Venue 4: Malamulele Circuit
Venue 5: Ga-Manyaka Tribal
An outreach programme in which professionals will be talking to learners and general public about their careers and those within their midst while champions of industries, entrepreneurs, company representatives and etc will be talking about roles and opportunities as part of role modelling. This event will be targeting everyone from grade R (reception) to the general public.
Communities within the close proximity will be invited most especial the parents to be included in the roles they must be playing in the developent of their kids. Yes, we entrust them to teachers but parents have roles to play with this escalating violence , bullying and drug abuse by our expected future leaders.
This will also be an initiative to try draw attention for the rural communities to partake in the 4IR as it affects us all one way or another.
above all, we are intending to remind all that the world is going digital and only relevant careers will make us competent and role players in the 5th Industrial Revolution.
Mphoto Community Development Centre NPO will be facilitating a co-curriculum and extracurricular activities in support of the North West department of Education and Sports Development campaign “NGWANA SEJO WA TLHAKANELWA” targeting learners.
The event is targeting the grade 9 learners and is hereby rescheduled as follows:
11 – 12 May 2020 : Moretele Sub District
13 – 14 May 2020 : Madibeng Sub District
18 – 19 May 2020 : Rustenburg Municipality
20 – 21 May 2020 : Moses Kotane Sub District
Career Expo confirmation form can be downloaded here
ZulFest, the Zululand Science Festival, is becoming one of Africa’s premier up-and-coming science festivals. Launched in 2015 by the University of Zululand Science Centre, ZulFest aims to present science in a fresh, vibrant and engaging way to people from all walks of life. The festival showcases the best of national and international presenters.
African Hands for Youth NPO will be hosting its 7th Annual Career Exhibition. Over the 2 days of the event, we expect over 15 High Schools to be in attenandance and approximately 1000 learners.
Relela Primary School – Relela Village (Bolodebu South – Tzaneen) – 14 May 2020
Motsipa Secondary School – GaModjadji(Tzaneen) – 15 May 2020
Invitation can be downloaded here
Heading for its 3rd edition in 2020, èDumbe Science Festival (Formerly known as Maths & Science: Breaking the boundaries Expo) was established in 2016 with the purpose to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) in a fun and festive mood to create excitement, to make Science accessible as a recreational activity to the previously disadvantaged communities, and to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation industry as well as in Accounting, Economics, Tourism and History related career fields.
The 3rd èDumbe Science Festival will provide participants with an opportunity to engage with exhibitors in interactive education and career exhibition, Science Shows, Professional Profiling (Video Shows), Career Talks and Many More.
Invitation can be downloaded here .
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.
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.
The 24th National Science Festival will take place from 09-15 September 2020 in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) in the Eastern Cape.
The theme for this year is “Take root… nurture!”, which celebrates the International Year of Plant Health as proclaimed by the United Nations. The theme recognises that plants constitute the foundation for all life on Earth, ecosystem function, food security and boosts economic development. “Take root… nurture!” feeds into the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and recognises that plants are relevant in various disciplines.
In 2020, we encourage our contributors and visitors to recognise the importance of plant health and how this is a pipeline for technologies, innovation, economy and products in their field of research and expertise.
Scifest Africa offers a rich festival programme consisting of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and over 400 other events.