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.

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Testing begins on new vaccine that could be final nail in the coffin for HIV

1st December 2016
As we globally unite for World Aids Day to show support for people living with HIV/Aids and commemorate those who have passed on, it is important to look at some of the hope science brings to this pan...

Scifest Africa Internship

1st September 2016
Vacancy: National Youth Service Intern based at Scifest Africa Closing date: 16h00 on 30 September 2016 Download the application form here...

Upcoming Events

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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