National Science Week

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 science-based activities during the week.

National Science Week is run in all nine provinces simultaneously at multiple sites per province. SAASTA has been appointed by the DST as the implementing agency and play the role of the National Project Manager for the National Science Week.

Each year a different theme is chosen and activities are offered around the theme to the target audiences. The theme for 2018 is “Deeping our Democracy through Science".

Several activities will hosted from 30 July to 4 August 2018.  A complete list of service providers are availabe on

The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) will be hosting mathematical activities to promote the importance of mathematics. The mathematical activities aim to popularise mathematics, to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation of mathematics and create an opportunity to share the beauty and importance of mathematics.

Click here for the 2018 programme:
2018 programme