Scifest Africa 2018

In 2018, Scifest Africa invites you to come and celebrate our 22nd anniversary in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 7-13 March.

The theme is “Innovation 4.0” with reference to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which tributes technology advancement and transformation. We encourage our participating organisations to think artificial intelligence, 3D printing, nanotechnology, digital, quantum computing and the unlimited possibilities of emerging technology breakthroughs. 

Scifest Africa 2017 offered more than 62,000 visitors a festival programme consisting of 58 exhibitions and 726 events, presented by 291 contributors from 75 organisations in South Africa and international STI sector, and received media coverage to the value of ZAR 4.1 million from 1 January - 31 March 2017.

Online registrations are now open and we would like to draw your attention to the deadline for application and submission of proposed programme content, which has been set for Friday, 3 November 2017.

Click on the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page.


2017 Official Programme

This is what we got up to at this year's festival. View the programme available in the sections below:

2017 Lectures

2017 Workshops

2017 Etcetera

2017 Rhodes University

2017 WaterWorld


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First African Space Generation Workshop

16th - 17th November
Applications are OPEN for the 1st African Space Generation Workshop (AF SGW), scheduled to be held in Akure, Nigeria between November 16-17, 2017.  The AF SGW is being o...

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5th - 7th October
Congratulations to Mount Frere Community School for being crowned the winners at the Round 3 and 4 Astro Quiz Finals in Grahamstown on Friday, 25 August. The winning team will be traveling to Johanne...


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