Scifest Africa 2019

The 23rd edition of South Africa’s National Science Festival will be celebrated from 6-12 March 2019 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

The theme will celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as proclaimed by the United Nations.

The 2018 festival attracted more than 62,000 visitors and offered a festival programme that consisted of 64 exhibitions and 701 events, presented by 291 contributors from 77 organisations in South Africa and the international STI sector. The national science festival received media coverage to the value of ZAR 3.7 million from 1 January - 31 March 2018. 

Scifest Africa identifies and designs unique interactive events and educational resources with scientific integrity to advance science, facilitate learning in an informal and non-threatening way, and provide learners with an opportunity to discover science outside the classroom.

With continued support from the Department of Science and Technology, the festival makes science accessible to the public, encouraging parents and schools from across the country to bring learners to the event. Scifest Africa provides a platform for leading scientists, both locally and globally, to engage with the youth and inspire them to embark on careers in science and become leaders in these fields.


2018 Programme

View the 2018 programme available in the sections below:

Festival Messages

2018 Festival Programme

2018 Lectures

2018 Workshops

2018 Etcetera

2018 Rhodes Programme

2018 Waterworld

2018 Exhibitions

Pre-Booking Form

Registration Form

 

2018 Contributors

Terms and Conditions

Exhibition Floor Plan

 

Resources for Schools and Visitors

Venue Map

Scikids bus route


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