Scifest Africa 2016 will be held in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 2-8 March 2016, and the 20th edition of South Africa's National Science Festival will celebrate the theme "A matter of time".

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

The theme explored 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.

The Scifest Africa 2015 programme is available below:

2015 Lecture Timetable

2015 Workshops

2015 Etcetera

2015 Rhodes University Programme

2015 Water World Programme

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




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