Talking science year-round
13 December 2016 – Creating conversations about science and technology can help drive innovation and progress for everyone, says University of the Western Cape Research Head Prof Thandi Mgwebi. Speaking on the sidelines of the second annual Department of Science and Technology (DST) Science Forum South Africa last week, Prof Mgwebi said it was in everyone’s interest to embrace science and understand its impact on everyday life.

Special Report | Science Forum South Africa 2016 – Mail & Guardian
9 December 2016 – We have 18 000 researchers working in universities, research councils and industry, trying to understand South Africa and its people, and to find solutions to its problems. But that is not a face of South Africa — and Africa, for that matter — that is often seen by the rest of the world, or by most South Africans. This is why events like Science Forum South Africa are so important. “It is one place where we showcase scientists,” Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said ahead of the forum. “We want to make a tradition of science in Africa.”

Eager to continue to Ignite Conversations about Science
25 October 2016 – Eager to continue to Ignite Conversations about Science and to build on the success of the first Science Forum South Africa (held in December 2015) the South African Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the second Science Forum South Africa on 8-9 December 2016, at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. The Forum will again serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface. SFSA2016 will have a specific focus on the social sciences and humanities, as well as the role of science in Africa’s development.

Looking back at Science Forum South Africa 2015
17 December 2015 – The government of South Africa hosted the first pan-African general science conference, Science Forum South Africa, on 8 and 9 December 2015 in Pretoria. EuroScience Secretary General Dr. Peter Tindemans, who attended this landmark event gives an account of it in EuroScientist, the EuroScience online publication dedicated to science and scientists’ issues across Europe.

Government South Africa hosts Science Forum South Africa
17 December 2015 – On 8 and 9 December, 2015 a landmark event took place in Pretoria, South Africa. The government of South Africa hosted the first pan-African general science conference, Science Forum South Africa. Minister Naledi Pandor of Science and Technology of South Africa, a regular guest at recent ESOF meetings, was the driving force behind the Science Forum and recognised in her opening remarks her inspiration by the ESOF, AAAS, AGORA (Japan) and the World Science Forum conferences.

Science and technology can be answer to Africa’s challenges
10 December 2015 – Despite receiving minimal attention from most governments across the world, the science and innovation sectors had the potential to solve numerous perennial problems, such as water scarcity, Minister Naledi Pandor said at the opening of the inaugural Science Forum South Africa at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria on 8 December 2015.

Science can fix SA ills
9 December 2015 – Science was perceived to be less significant than water scarcity, food security and disease burdens, yet all of these could be addressed through science.

#SFSA: Businesspeople look for answers
9 December 2015 -The Science Forum South Africa is primarily about scientists and researchers showcasing the latest science innovations in the country but enterprising businesspeople are also looking to it to figure out what the opportunities of the future might look like.

Science can solve many of Africa’s problems – Pandor
9 December 2015 – Despite receiving minimal attention from most governments across the world, the science and innovation sectors had the potential to solve numerous perennial problems like water scarcity, South Africa’s Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said on Tuesday.

Seven goals of the Science Forum
8 December 2015 – The Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) is a two-day science conference held at the CSIR in Pretoria to foster public engagement on science and technology and also showcases science in the country.

World experts gather for Science Forum SA
8 December 2015 – History is being made in Pretoria on Tuesday when the Science Forum South Africa kicks off at the CSIR International Convention Centre with a view to stimulate debate about the role of science in addressing societal challenges.

SA’s first science scrumdown
8 December 2015 – Science Forum South Africa provides a platform for all stakeholders, writes Naledi Pandor. I will convene in Pretoria, the first “Science Forum South Africa”. The event is designed as a “public science” event open to all interested stakeholders to provide a platform for discussion and debate on the role of science in South Africa and African society, as well as globally. The programme is bringing together more than 1 500 participants for discussion and debate in four plenary sessions, 32 (parallel) short seminars and 18 individual lectures – labelled “Science talks”. View photographs

Let’s talk about science – Pandor
8 December 2015 – We need to talk about STI. No, not the type nobody wants to share – the type that stands for Science, Technology and Innovation, and is well worth getting excited about.

African scientists to converge on Pretoria for international forum in December
28 November 2015 – The South African Science Forum, which will be held at the CSIR international convention centre in Pretoria, aims to emulate the likes of the Euroscience Open Forum in Europe, the Japanese Science, Technology and Society Forum and the annual meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the United States. It is free to attend the conference.

Minister Naledi Pandor On Science Forum South Africa
25 November 2015 – African countries are striving hard to improve and strengthen their research, development and innovation (RDI) capacity. Much of this work goes unnoticed and is rarely the subject of national debate. On 8 and 9 December 2015, the DST will host a major public science event, ‘Science Forum South Africa’. The Science Forum, with strong international participation, will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 18 November 2015
18 November 2015 – Cabinet was briefed by the Department of Science and Technology, which will be hosting a major public science week: Science Forum South Africa 2015 under the theme: “Igniting conversation about science” from 8 to 9 December 2015, in Pretoria. This event provides stakeholders from South Africa, the continent and international partners with a platform for debate and policy learning on the interface between science and society.

The enabling power of science
4 November 2015 – Over 900 science leaders from over 100 countries gather at the World Science Forum 2015 Budapest calling for a more responsible and ethical use of science to address pressing global challenges in environment and health.