The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is business Unit of the National Research Foundation.

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This year the National Science Week will be rolled out from 1 – 8 August

This year the National Science Week will be rolled out from 1 – 8 August

National Science Week (NSW), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST,) is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting...

National Science Olympiad honours Hamandishe Mathivha

National Science Olympiad honours Hamandishe Mathivha

Photo: Minister Naledi Pandor, Hamandishe Mathivha and Managing Director of SAASTA, Dr Jabu Nukeri. By Nolwazi Bengu   The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement...

Bubble Landscape by Kim Van Zyl

Bubble Landscape by Kim Van Zyl

Another Highly recommended entry for the SA Science Lens 2013 competition. The SA Science Lens competition will be running in 2015.

Starry Starry Night depicts splendor in dark times.

Starry Starry Night depicts splendor in dark times.

This micrograph was taken in November 2013 on a Zeis Ultraplus FEG SEM at the Unit for Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Pretoria. - by Dr Albe Carina Swanepoel. Winner of the...

Fungus Magma by Rebecca Karpul

Fungus Magma by Rebecca Karpul

The picture shows an orange fungus growing in the cracks of a dead tree. - By Rebecca Karpul. Southern African Science Lens 2013 entry that was highly recommended by the Science Communication...

Science in Action

Science in Action

This is known as the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. -  Thomas Otto Whitehead. SASL 2013 Science in Action winner.

Physics can be phun!

Physics can be phun!

Learning about physics the fun way at the Johannesburg Observatory. For more information on school visits, contact Mavis at 011 551 5940.  

Forensic science laboratory

Forensic science laboratory

  Learners experimenting in the  forensic science laboratory at SAASTA'S Johannesburg Observatory. For more information on school visits, contact Mavis at 011 551 5940.

  • This year the National Science Week will be rolled out from 1 – 8 August
  • National Science Olympiad honours Hamandishe Mathivha
  • Bubble Landscape by Kim Van Zyl
  • Starry Starry Night depicts splendor in dark times.
  • Fungus Magma by Rebecca Karpul
  • Science in Action
  • Physics can be phun!
  • Forensic science laboratory

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SAASTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

FameLab 2015

Congratulations to Stevie Biffen on winning the FameLab SA 2015 Competition. Stevie is studying an MSc (Med) in Neuroscience at the University of Cape Town. Congratulations also to the two runners up, Edgar Phukubje from the University of Limpopo and Natasha Botha from CSIR.

Invitations and Calls for Proposals

 From time to time SAASTA invites organisations to respond to calls for proposal or interest. These calls can be for a variety of products or services. Click here to view the current calls.

 

 

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