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SAASTA - Outreach, Science Awareness arm for NRF (and its Grantholders eg. Inkaba yeAfrica / AEON)

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology (SET) in South Africa. SAASTA is a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF) - www.saasta.ac.za/

Scope of Activities

  • Building the quantity and quality of mathematics and science outputs at school level (developing SET human capital)
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  • Raising the general interest in, engagement and appreciation of the public (and especially rural communities) for the benefit of science (strengthening the SET culture)
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  • Communicating science to the South African citizenry (bringing science and scientists closer to civil society).


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11-15 May 2015
Science Beyond Borders Festival, Thohoyandou Sports Complex, Limpopo. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12-15 May 2015
ScienceUnlimited Gauteng, Kwalata Camp, Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal, Gauteng. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

27 May 2015
Learners write the Natural Science Olympiad at their schools. Contact: Onica Phayane, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 2015
National Science Olympiad Focus Week. Contact James Tlhabane, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2 July 2015
National Science Olympiad award ceremony. Contact James Tlhabane, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

25 July 2015
Scopex Telescope and Astronomy Expo, Museum of Military History, Saxonwold, Randburg. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1-8 August 2015
National Science Week will be celebrated countrywide. National Science Week is managed by SAASTA on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology. Contact: Erna Taljaard, email:
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3-7 August 2015
Sasol Techno X, Sasolburg. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

24-26 August 2015
Mpumalanga Science Festival, Nkomazi Education Development Centre. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2-3 September 2015
ScienceUnlimited Free State, Voortrekker High School, Bethlehem. Contact: Hubert Mathebula, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

16-19 November 2015
The 17th SAASTEC Conference will be held at the North-West Mafikeng Science Centre. See www.saastec.co.za for more information.

Visit the SAASTA website for the latest updates on the science advancement calendar.

 

For more information on school visits at the Johannesburg Observatory, contact Mavis at 011 551 5940:

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