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
In the news
Upcoming events
It's a fact!

Bloodhound's supersonic quest

The iconic Bloodhound project was designed to inspire future scientists and engineers by sharing the excitement of this engineering adventure. More

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology visits SAASTA

The Deputy Minister was introduced to the various SAASTA programmes and enjoyed interacting with the science exhibits on display. More

Highlights Report celebrates the Year of Crystallography 2014

Find out how SAASTA and its strategic partners managed to increase the momentum of science engagement in the country. More

Opinion poll

Do you think new media such as Twitter is effective in disseminating information on research?

SAASTA takes southern skies and science to Beijing

A delegation from South Africa joined exhibitors from across the globe to participate in the Beijing Science Festival. More

Natural Science Olympiad

How much of the Earth's fresh water is frozen? This is just one of the questions that learners around the country had to answer to win the Natural Science Olympiad. More

SAASTA finds valuable partner in community media

A pilot project has been launched with community radio stations and community papers in Limpopo, to disseminate information on new technologies. More

High school learners debate science's role in health challenges

The team from Queen's College Boys' High (Eastern Cape) scooped the ultimate prize of a trip to New York, which includes an exciting programme of scientific exploration. More

PUB celebrates 10 years of communicating SA biotechnology

The Who's Who of biotechnology in SA gathered in Johannesburg to recognise the contributions made by individuals in this frontier science. More

KZN Museum Service reaches out to visually impaired learners

The highlight of National Science Week in KwaZulu-Natal was disseminating information about science and technology to visually impaired members of the community. More

Volunteers assist to develop hands-on crystallography kits

To create interest in the International Year of Crystallography, hands-on kits were developed for learners. Activities focused on growing crystals, modelling crystals and diffraction. More

Meet the scientist at the helm of astronomy in SA

When Nithaya Chetty's high school Science teacher was put in jail, he studied from textbooks and taught his peers. Today he is a Professor of Physics at UP and the NRF's Deputy CEO: Astronomy. More

KAT-7 seen as design highlight

An image of the KAT-7 Antennae was profiled as part of the MAKE IT NEW exhibition that formed part of the flagship World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 project. More

The NRF geared to engage people with science

SAASTA's science communication workshops aim to ensure that the knowledge produced through NRF funding is widely disseminated. More

SAEON and SKA SA reward young scientists

The Eskom Expo showcases budding scientists – to encourage Africa's young people to take an interest in science and technology. More

SKA SA exhibits at BRICS EXPO

The BRICS EXPO was aimed at improving trade, investment and the exchange of technology between the BRICS members. More

Endangered African penguin is the icon for Algoa Bay Hope Spot

In a whirlwind journey along the SA coast, world renowned ocean researcher Dr Sylvia Earle launched five designated SA Hope Spots, culminating in a sixth launch at Aliwal Shoal. More

Inspiring the next generation of environmental scientists

Learners in the SAEON Science Education Outreach programme impressed with their excellent presentations at the annual education symposium. More

In the news

A revolutionary experiment seeks to exploit the super-sensitivity of a shark's snout to keep swimmers and surfers safe. Read more about that, as well as a new technique that could herald a cure for stroke victims. More

Diarise these dates!

From a Science Tube Festival in the Northern Cape to the annual FameLab competition ... don't miss out on these exciting programmes on the SAASTA science advancement calendar. More

It's a fact!

Rosetta's comet sings a silent song, as foreboding as its desolate landscape. The variations in the magnetic field around the comet were measured, and the extremely low frequencies adjusted to ranges within human hearing. Listen to the result here. More