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), a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting science-based activities during the week.

NSW is run across the country simultaneously at multiple site. SAASTA has been appointed by the DST as the implementing agency and plays the role of the National Project Management for the National Science Week.

The NSW 2019 national launch event is planned for Saturday, 27 July 2019 at Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre, Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Each year a different theme is chosen and activities are offered around the theme to the target audiences. The theme for 2019 is “Facing the harsh realities of climate change.


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…

Media Resources

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…

Spark some scientific conversations at your school or office with these Bingo and Mathematic games. Create a special morning tea event and challenge your…

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

Full programme of the activities coming soon!

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.


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