The Scifest Africa 2014 festival was held in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 12-18 March 2014.

Celebrating the theme “Into the space!”, the programme offered 68 500 visitors over 500 events that explored spaces big and small, such as anatomy and the brain, astronomy, the atmosphere, architecture, biotechnology, the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency, geographical regions, nanotechnology, psychology, underground and underwater exploration, space sciences, the SKA, the universe, and any other space you can think of, including good old parking spaces!

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

Also look out for updates on Facebook and Twitter, or contact Scifest Africa on 046 603 1106 or for more information.

For your perusal, please download individual sections of the full-colour Scifest Africa 2014 programme using the links below:

2014 Booking Kit





Rhodes University Programme

Water World

Site Visits

Afrobot Tournament Entry Form

Living Maths Sleepover Entry Form

Rhodes University High School Quizzes Entry Form



Lectures 2014

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