Chills, thrills and a unique set of skills - Etcetera!
7th - 13th March

When the body of an amateur environmentalist is discovered, it is up to visitors to join forces with Grahamstown’s finest, to unravel a Murder at NELM. Through the continued support from the Department of Science and Technology, South Africa’s National Science Festival will celebrate its 22nd anniversary with an Etcetera programme that is sure to bring chills, thrills and a set of very unique skills to all those who have it coming to them.

The interactive programme, which refuses to be classified as lectures, workshops or exhibitions, will bring an exciting take to the festival’s theme “Innovation 4.0” by taking visitors on a journey where they dig up fossils; build and race soapbox cars and speed to the monument to solving a chilling murder mystery. 

Visitors will get the chance to enjoy mathematics with their family, speed date some scientists, have a cooking session with science  and stand a chance to walk away with amazing prizes including one year scholarships to study science at Rhodes University.

Make sure to be in Grahamstown from 7-13 March 2018 to join in on celebrations that will have visitors running through the streets of Grahamstown during the day and relaxing with good food and esteemed scientific company in the evening.

The festival promises fun for everyone so lookout for the electronic programme available on the website from 5 February 2018.

For more information, contact Hayley Axford on 046 603 1106 or


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