FameLab 2024 Heats




Rhodes University

13 March 2024

14 March 2024

North-West University

10 April 2024

19 April 2024

Nelson Mandela University

24 April 2024

25 April 2024

Stellenbosch University

7 May 2024

8 May 2024

Walter Sisulu University

23 May 2024

24 May 2024

Centres of Excellence heats: CoE-Palaeo, NEPTTP, and CoE-MASS

30 May 2024

31 May 2024

University of South Africa

11 June 2024

12 June 2024

About FameLab

FameLab is an international competition designed to engage and entertain by challenging young scientists to communicate their science to a public audience in under 3 minutes. Talks are fun and engaging, making science relevant to everyone, without using jargon or formal presentations. Talks are judged on content, clarity and charisma.

Entrants must be 21 to 35 years of age and currently registered, studying or working in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in South Africa.

Multiple heats take place across the country, hosted by various institutions. Any institutions wishing to host a heat can complete the Expression of Interest (bit.ly/3KcXbc9). 

  • Enhance your presentation skills through competition and training by some of the world’s best science communicators.
  • Network with scientists from diverse disciplines.
  • Be part of the growing community of passionate scientists, from around the world. Get noticed – put your science on a national and international platform.
  • National winner will receive a R5 000.00 cash prize and the chance to represent South African in the FameLab International finals.
  • National runners-up will win R2 500.00 cash prize each.
  • Semi-finalists will receive science communication masterclass training delivered by world renowned trainers.

Judges can come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds including science, science communication, media and FameLab alumni. Find the judges’ top tips here.

Book a FameLab 2024 workshop and heat here .

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Ms. Lithakazi Masilela

Ms. Lithakazi Masilela

Project Coordinator