National Science Week (NSW), 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.

National Science Week 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 Manager for the National Science Week.

The NSW 2018 national launch event will be hosted by University of Mpumalanga in Nelspruit on Saturday, 28 July.The focus week will start 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 ”.

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.

View daily programmes of activities by province

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