Scifest Africa 2015 will be held in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 18-24 March 2015, and will celebrate the International Year of Light.

The theme will explore numerous sub-themes including, but not limited to, anatomy, architecture, arts and culture, astronomy, atmospheric sciences, aviation, biotechnology, chemistry, diet, energy, fibre optics, gravity, lasers, matter, microscopy, nanotechnology, optics, photonics, space sciences, the spectrum, and the universe.

Scifest Africa 2014 welcomed 68,000 visitors; offered 80 exhibitions and 606 events presented by 362 contributors from 100 participating organisations in 12 countries; and generated positive media coverage to the value of R4,25-million between 1 January and 30 March.

The Scifest Africa 2015 programme is available below:

2015 Workshops

2015 Etcetera

2015 Rhodes University Programme

2015 Water World Programme

2015 Booking Kit

Living Maths Sleepover Entry Form


Look out for updates on Facebook (Scifest Africa) and Twitter (@GhtScifest), or contact Scifest Africa on 046 603 1106 or for more information.


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NASA big wigs for Scifest Africa

2nd March 2015
Visitors at this year’s Scifest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival, will have the opportunity to interact with a top-level NASA delegation including the American space agency...

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils second MeerKAT antenna

1st March 2015
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, and the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor unveiled the second of 64 MeerKAT antennas on Saturday (28 February), The South African ...

Upcoming Events

Under a lucky star?

2nd - 5th March
If so, find out what is so special about our Sun. Two public lectures by Prof Bengt Gustafsson, Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2014/15, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf ) Firs...

SKA Organisation Board of Directors Meeting

3rd - 5th March
  Background and objective of event: The meeting will decide where the capital investments for the cost-capped budget of the first phase of the SKA will be directed. Date: 3 &ndas...


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