January 2015
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Bloodhound's supersonic quest
Deputy Minister visits SAASTA
SAASTA Highlights Report
SAASTA takes science to Beijing
Natural Science Olympiad
Community media pilot project
Crystallography kits for schools
PUB celebrates 10 years of biotech
Reaching visually impaired learners
School debate finals
Science communication workshops
KAT-7 seen as design highlight
Meet Nithaya Chetty
Eskom Expo 2014
SKA SA exhibits at BRICS EXPO
Algoa Bay Hope Spot launched
Inspiring environmental scientists
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Deputy Minister of Science and Technology visits SAASTA

The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, accompanied by her support team, visited SAASTA where she was officially welcomed by the Managing Director, Dr Jabu Nukeri.

From the left: SAASTA Managing Director Dr Jabu Nukeri, Deputy Minister Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, NRF Executive Director Mr Patrick Thompson, Mr Moloko Matlala and Mr Shadrack Mkansi
The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, admires SAASTA's science games

Before taking a tour of the SAASTA facility, the Deputy Minister held discussions with the management team. During the discussions, Dr Nukeri presented the Deputy Minister with an overview of the various SAASTA programmes such as the Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB) programme, Nanotechnology Public Engagement Programme (NPEP), and the Hydrogen South Africa Public Awareness and Demonstration Platform (HySA PADP).

Dr Nukeri also spoke of the SAASTA obligation to promote science skills that will help the country compete internationally, grow economically and improve the lives of its citizens.

The Deputy Minister and her team thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the science exhibits that were displayed by the science awareness platform unit of SAASTA.