Scifest Africa was established in 1996 to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology and innovation (STI). The project is supported by South Africa's National Department of Science and Technology and various other cash and in kind sponsors.

Latest News

Riding into the sky with SANSA

14th January 2017
Organisers of this year’s National Science Festival, Scifest Africa, have confirmed that visitors will have the unique opportunity to be taken on an exhilarating tour by scientists from the Sout...

Teenage girls have built Africa's first-ever private satellite

6th December 2016
A project that is part of a high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) boot camp, has led to Africa’s first ever private satellite being conceptualized and designed by 14 South...

Upcoming Events

Scifest Africa/ Rhodes University High School Quizzes

8th February - 13th March
Scifest Africa develops and implements quality interactive events with entertainment value and scientific integrity to, amongst other objectives, provide role models and career guidance for the youth....

South Africa's National Science Festival

8th - 14th March
Scifest invites you to come and celebrate our 21st anniversary in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 8-14 March. The theme for Scifest 2017 is "Tour de Science" with reference to the UN declared Intern...

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