Meet the 2021 FameLab finalists

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.

FameLab 2020 Finals

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 ( The schedule of heats will be published soon with details of how participants can register.

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.

Joanne Riley

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FameLab 2017 Promo Video