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 ”.


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

Service ProviderLocationProgramme
SAEON – Egagasini NodeForetrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way – Cape TownDownload
ArcelorMittal Transformation Centre NPC

ArcelorMittal Transformation Centre NPC –

West Coast, Saldanha Bay Municipality

Cape Town Science CentreCape Town Science Centre, Observatory – Cape TownDownload
Garden Route Botanical GardenGarden Route Botanical Garden — GazeboDownload
iThemba LABSiThemba LABS-  CPTDownload
Nelson Mandela UniversityGeorge Botanical Gardens and Nelson Mandela UniversityDownload
South African Institute of Physics (SAIP)

Stellenbosch University – Physics Department

Merensky Building , Stellenbosch

Split Second ScienceWest Coast Fossil ParkDownload
Van Lill & Jovner ConsultingKaroo Junction Mall –  Beaufort WestDownload

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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