Showcase your science club during National Science Week 2018!


Send your club's story and photos to or WhatsApp them to 076 173 7130 by Friday, 15 June, and you could win a Science Spaza t-shirt!

NSW2018.jpgNational Science Week (30 July - 4 August 2018)

National Science Week (30 July - 4 August 2018) is just around the corner!

The theme of this year's nationwide celebration of science is 'Deepening Democracy through Science'.

Look out for the next edition of Spaza Space along with fun science activities that will be distributed to 150 science clubs and 30 science centres in all 9 provinces of South Africa.



Our theme for National Science Week 2017 was:

Science Rocks!

We invite you to explore with us three fields in science relating to rocks:
palaeontology, archaeology and geology.

Learners from the Science Spaza Club at Zibukezulu Technical High School had the opportunity to celebrate National Science Week with us this year. On a trip to the Kamberg Rock Art Centre they were introduced to palaeontology, archaeology and geology by three South African experts.  We also hosted several interactive workshops with the learners that included fun activities and a chance for them to write and record their own songs about rock art, fossils and geology. The links of these special-feature tracks can be found on this page. To end off the celebrations with a bang, the learners performed their unique songs in a concert for their local community.

Follow the link and check out our latest edition of Spaza Space and accompanying worksheets exclusively themed for National Science Week 2017.

National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, managed through the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). For more information, go to: 



Science Spaza's activities for National Science Week were broadcasted on Hectic Nine-9 on Monday 7th and Friday 11th August 2017!!



Download your National Science Week edition of Spaza Space and Activity worksheet here!

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Science Spaza collaborated with learners from Carnarvon Primary School, scientist from the SKA and popular music artist iFani. This exciting engagement was hosted by the South African Square Kilometre Array (SKA) all the way out in the Northern Cape during their Hip Hop Science Spaza experience earlier this year. 

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