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 http://www.saasta.ac.za/programmes/focus-weeks/national-science-week/
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 - http://www.samf.ac.za/who-needs-mathematics
Activities at several venues in Pretoria will include:
|5 & 12 Aug||Teacher Problem Solving Course||TBA|
Visit to SA National Space Agency (SANSA)
|8,10 & 11 Aug||
Maths Relay for Primary & Secondary Schools
Careers in Maths information session
|University of Pretoria (Mamelodi campus)|
Exhibtion and games for public
For more information contact:
Tel: 012 392 9324