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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Chills, thrills and a unique set of skills - Etcetera!

3rd February 2017
When the body of an internationally acclaimed physicist is discovered, it is up to visitors to join forces with Grahamstown’s finest, to unravel a Murder at the Monument. Through the continued s...

Young scientists leading the way for science

26th January 2017
Scifest Africa is proud to host three talented inventors at this year’s National Science Festival that will take place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 8-14 March. Visitors to the festival hav...

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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