National Science Week 2017
The National Science Week (NSW) is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), which its main aim is to promote public awareness of and engagement with science, technology and innovation. The primary goal of this initiative, is to promote science and technology literacy, as well as their pivotal role in addressing issues affecting people on their day to day life. The NSW is one of the many DST-led activities to build a South African society that is acknowlegeable about science, crirically engaged and scientifically literate.
NSW 2017 will be celebrated from 5 to 12 August 2017 throughout the country under the theme "Advancing Science Tourism".
The NSW 2017 national launch event will be hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Missionvale campus on the 5th of August 2017. The launch event will be led by the Minister of Science and Technology and local government leaders. Schools from the surrounding areas will attend. A centre of attraction at the national launch event will be a science, technology and innovation exhibition featuring science councils, national research facilities, industry, universities, science centres, STEMI Olympiads and competitions, government departments and relevant non-governmental organisations.