South Africa's National Science Festival
8th - 14th March

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Scifest invites you to come and celebrate our 21st anniversary in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 8-14 March.

The theme for Scifest 2017 is "Tour de Science" with reference to the UN declared International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development. We encourage you to embark on a journey that explores the milestones, accomplishments, mysteries, discoveries, and the historic and exciting wonders of your field of science.

Further focus might also include scientific facilities across the continent, the aspects of "edutourism" which is travel for the purpose of learning, or "scientific tourism" including focus on Space tourism and other hot topics. At the same time, Scifest Africa would welcome contributors that take people on practical, learning "tours" of their scientific disciplines.

Although the official registration date has passed, prospective contributers are encouraged to email Scifest at manager[at] for late registration. 

Diary / Events

3rd - 6th October 2017
Eleven projects will represent the Grahamstown Region at the 2017 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists In
5th - 7th October 2017
Congratulations to Mount Frere Community School for being crowned the winners at the Round 3 and 4 A
16th - 17th November 2017
Applications are OPEN for the 1st African Space Generation Workshop (AF SGW), sc


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