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 2017 is “Advancing Science Tourism”.

Several activities will hosted from 5 to 12 August 2017.  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.

Read our blog on the importance of maths -

Activities at several venues in Pretoria will include:

Date  Activity Venue 
5 & 12 Aug Teacher Problem Solving Course TBA
7 Aug 

Visit to SA National Space Agency (SANSA)

8,10 & 11 Aug

Maths Relay for Primary & Secondary Schools

Maths games 

Careers in Maths information session

Young Engineers

University of Pretoria (Mamelodi campus) 
9 Aug

 Exhibtion and games for public



For more information contact:

David Ramaboka

Tel: 012 392 9324