National Science Week (NSW), is an annual event aiming to exhibit and communicate awareness in science. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting science-based activities during the week.
NSW is run in all nine provinces simultaneously at multiple sites per province. SAASTA has been appointed by the DST as the implementing agency and play the role of the National Project Management for the National Science Week.
The NSW 2018 national launch event was hosted by University of Mpumalanga in Nelspruit on Saturday, 28 July. The focus week started on Monday,30 July – 4 August 2018.
Each year a different theme is chosen and activities are offered around the theme to the target audiences. The theme for 2018 is “Deepening our democracy through science ”.
If you are a grant holder for National Science Week, help yourself to some resources to get people talking about your event through social and traditional media…
Rhodes University National Science Week Open Day
National Science Week launch at University of Mpumalanga
SAASTA Managing Director Jabu Nukeri talks about Science Week
daily programmesof activities by province
|SAEON – Egagasini Node||Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way – Cape Town||Download|
|ArcelorMittal Transformation Centre NPC|
ArcelorMittal Transformation Centre NPC –
West Coast, Saldanha Bay Municipality
|Cape Town Science Centre||Cape Town Science Centre, Observatory – Cape Town||Download|
|Garden Route Botanical Garden||Garden Route Botanical Garden — Gazebo||Download|
|iThemba LABS||iThemba LABS- CPT||Download|
|Nelson Mandela University||George Botanical Gardens and Nelson Mandela University||Download|
|South African Institute of Physics (SAIP)|
Stellenbosch University – Physics Department
Merensky Building , Stellenbosch
|Split Second Science||West Coast Fossil Park||Download|
|Van Lill & Jovner Consulting||Karoo Junction Mall – Beaufort West||Download|
To find out what’s happening in your province
Explore the map below
Please click on the flag in your province to see which activities you can attend and which service provider is offering them.