Scifest Africa 2017 registrations now open!

In 2017, Scifest Africa invites you to come and celebrate our 21st anniversary in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 8-14 March.

Scifest Africa 2016 offered more than 56,000 visitors from Southern Africa a festival programme consisting of 65 exhibitions and 706 events, presented by 328 contributors from 76 organisations in South Africa and six other countries, and received media coverage to the value of ZAR 5,6 million from 1 January - 31 March 2016.

Our theme for 2017 will encourage contributors to embark on a journey and explore as we "travel into science", celebrating the milestones, accomplishments, mysteries, discoveries and welcoming the historic and exciting wonders of science. In support of the 2017 international year for sustainable tourism for development, this medley of an adventure will explore the intriguing discoveries and follow the innovating and unending trail science continues to reveal.

To complete and submit the relevant contributor application forms, please click on the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page, and register and/or login as a Contributor. Once you login as a Contributor, you will receive further information and instructions about the application process.

If you were a Contributor in 2016, your login details will still be valid and you will be able to login, view your information, make any necessary changes, and submit your application.

The deadline for application and submission of proposed programme content is 4 November 2016.

If you have any queries regarding Scifest Africa, our 2017 festival, or the application process, please feel free to contact our offices at info[at] or 046 603 1106

2016 Official Programme

If you want to know what we got up to this year for our seven day festival, view the Scifest Africa 2016 programme available in sections below:

2016 Lectures

2016 Workshops

2016 Etcetera

2016 Rhodes University

2016 Water World

2016 Venue Map

2016 Layout of Exhibitions


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