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2020-03-17T18:37:22+02:00Mar 17th, 2020|

Scifest Africa 2020 Postponed  In light of the national and global situation regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the pressing need to take all necessary precautionary measures to reduce the potential risk of exposure to the virus, the boards of the Grahamstown Foundation NPC and the National Arts Festival NPC have jointly taken a decision to postpone our festival. This decision was made in the context of the protocols announced by the South African Government to curb the virus, including: Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited; Schools are closed from Wednesday 18th of March to the 14th [...]

Scifest Africa 2020 – the 24th National Science Festival

2019-09-02T09:36:47+02:00Aug 27th, 2019|

Scifest Africa 2020 will take place from 15-21 April. The theme “Take root…nurture!” celebrates the International Year of Plant Health as proclaimed by the United Nations. The theme recognises that plants constitute the foundation for all life on Earth, ecosystem function, food security and boosts economic development. The theme feeds into the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and recognises that plants are relevant in various disciplines. In 2020 we encourage our contributors to recognize the importance of plant health and how this is a pipeline for technologies, innovation, economy and products in their field of research and expertise. [...]

Make Science Communication A Mission

2019-02-19T11:59:36+02:00Feb 19th, 2019|

Missions are pretty straightforward things. You have your objectives that you want to complete. You have your plan of action. You know what the potential threats are. You know what you have to do to get the job done. And you know the risks. And once you accept the mission you commence to action. Follow the plan. Or maybe you improvise. Whatever you do you keep your eye on the goal. We follow many spoken and unspoken missions throughout our lives. No matter what they help guide and shape our actions and help us make decisions and achieve goals. Scientists in [...]