SciFest Turns 20

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Saturday, 16th January 2016

Scifest Africa was established in 1996 to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology and innovation (STI). The project is supported by South Africa's National Department of Science and Technology and various other cash and in kind sponsors.

Scifest Africa 2015 offered more than 58,000 visitors from Southern Africa a festival programme consisting of 75 exhibitions and 650 events, presented by 350 contributors from 100 organisations in South Africa and 12 other countries, and received media coverage to the value of ZAR 5,4 million from 1 January - 31 March 2015.

In 2016, Scifest Africa turns 20, and we invite you to celebrate with us!

Scifest Africa 2016 will take place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 2-8 March and our theme, “A matter of time”, will explore the creation, measurement, depiction, experience and (even) the end of time.

Scifest will will feature firm favourites of the last 20 years from across the glove, including Australia's MadLab, France's Planète Sciences, Germany's Die Physikanten, and the UK's Science Made Simple.

There are lots of family events such as a Science Picnic in the Park, Mathematics Sleepover, Science Café, Laser Show, Speed Date a Scientist (or even a NASA astronaut) and a Star Party.

Look out for the electronic programme available at and from 1 February. Bookings open the same day on 0860 002 004 or

We look forward to welcoming you to Scifest Africa 2016!

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