List of Exhibitors from 2017

/List of Exhibitors from 2017
List of Exhibitors from 20172018-05-14T08:21:27+02:00

Academy of Science of South Africa

Organisation: Academy of Science of South Africa Name of Exhibition: Science for Society Exhibition Summary: Igniting conversations about how research can address challenging national issues, shape national discourse and offer possible solutions while shining a spotlight on the source of problems. Contact: Tsepo Majake Tel/Mobile: 012-349 6645 / 083-732 5659 Email:

Africa Business Integration (Pty) Ltd

Organisation: Africa Business Integration (Pty) Ltd Name of Exhibition: Exhibition Summary: There’s never been a more urgent need for comprehensive security and surveillance solutions to augment our human resources. Because we can’t be everywhere and see everything that’s going on around us, we need tools to help. Traditional security and surveillance systems function like additional sets of eyes, helping us keep watch over multiple locations simultaneously using remote cameras and centrally located CCTV monitors. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have transformed this concept into something much more robust, with software that can analyze what’s happening on the screen and proactively alert authorities when something isn’t quite right. We thus present the Intelligent Security and [...]

Africa Evidence Network

Organisation: Africa Evidence Network  Name of Exhibition:Africa Evidence Network  Exhibition Summary: The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) is community of over 1500 people across the continent, supported by a secretariat at the Africa Centre for Evidence at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Our membership is free and includes researchers, civil society, practitioners and decision-makers from universities, NGOs and government. The aim of the Network is to link people and activities across various initiatives, organisations and fields working to produce and use better evidence. This brings opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing in the evidence-informed decision-making field (EIDM). The activities undertaken by the AEN are all focused on facilitating a connection between EIDM practitioners within Africa. Contact: Precious Motha Tel/Mobile: 011-559 1935 [...]


Organisation: AfricaBio Name of Exhibition: AfricaBio Exhibition Summary: AfricaBio is an independent, non-profit biotechnology stakeholder association. It was established in 1999 to provide accurate information and raise awareness about biotechnology and biosafety in South Africa and Africa. Our members include consumers, retailers, manufacturers, biotechnology companies, industry associations, farmers, agricultural organisations, students, professionals, scientists, and research and tertiary education institutions. Biotechnology has an important role to play in addressing the agricultural, medical and industrial needs of Africa. AfricaBio supports science based assessment of biotechnological products to protect the well-being of people, animals and the environment. Contact: Penelope Mahlangu Tel/Mobile: 012-844 0126 / 072-453 7255 Email:

African Academy of Sciences

Organisation: African Academy of Sciences Name of Exhibition:Transformed lives through science Exhibition Summary: Our booth is on ‘Dreaming of an Africa where Science, Technology and Innovation has been unleashed’. We want visitors to our booth, to spend a few minutes imagining/dreaming of what an Africa where science, technology and innovation has been unleashed would look like, write it down and enter their dream into a word cloud and then engage us in conversation on their dream. In return we will tell them the current updated figures/situation of STI in Africa and engage them on what we need to do to achieve their dream including the role they play.   Contact: Deborah-Fay Ndlovu Tel/Mobile: +254 20 806 0674/6 / +254 727 [...]

Beijing Association for Science and Technology

Organisation: Beijing Association for Science and Technology Name of Exhibition: Driverless Technology Display & Youth Science Pictures Display Exhibition Summary: The Puppy smart car is a teaching platform for self-driving cars based on the Raspberry Pi. It's rear wheel drive, front wheel steering. In the simulated environment, it uses a camera to identify roads and an ultrasonic radar to evade obstacles. We offer basic courses for self-driving car engineers based on Puppy. In addition, we offer advanced courses based on another platform, a formula electric vehicle. Contact: Guo Zhenyu Tel/Mobile: (86-10) 84614275 / (86) 13522667085 Email:  

Biosafety South Africa

Organisation: Biosafety South Africa Name of Exhibition: Biosafety South Africa – Sustainable Biotech Innovation Exhibition Summary: Biosafety South Africa (SA), a service platform of the Technology Innovation Agency, operates within the national biotech innovation system, under the auspices of the Department of Science & Technology (DST). The core business of Biosafety SA is to provide value-adding services and investments aimed at enabling the sustainable development and use of biotechnology in South Africa. Since its inception Biosafety SA has not only established itself as the biosafety service provider of choice for South African regulators, researchers and technology developers, but also for those in Africa. A biosafety and sustainability focus has been included in the agendas and actions of many national stakeholder [...]

Botlhale Village

Organisation: Belgium Campus Name of Exhibition: Botlhale Village Exhibition Summary: The Bothlale Village ecosystem design stands for a systems approach to building a dynamic, diverse interactive network of relationships that breeds sustainable innovation, and recognises the important position and roles of local and public stakeholders in developing innovation capacity and activity locally, regionally and nationally. In building a diverse community, that nurtures an active collaborative approach and equitably involves multiple stakeholders that co-exist, co-evolve and co-adapt with each other, Bothlale Village creates “relationship capital” that valorises sustained incremental and transformational ICT value co-creation to the benefit of all stakeholders and across different application domains. Contact: Enrico Jacobs Tel/Mobile: 012 542 3114 / 082 687 0886 Email:

British High Commission to South Africa

Organisation: British High Commission to South Africa Name of Exhibition: UK-SA Science and Education Collaboration Exhibition Summary: The UK in South Africa is committed to strengthening partnerships and collaboration in Science, Research and Innovation; to deliver this we have a number of programmes and initiatives to build capacity and create new links between South Africa and the UK. These initiatives include Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships, the UK-SA Newton Fund, the Science and Innovation network and prosperity Fund. The exhibition will provide more information about these and offer advise on how to access the programmes. Contact: Victoria Bungane Tel/Mobile: 012-421 7786 / 078-281 1250 Email:

Cape Citizen Science

Organisation: Cape Citizen Science Name of Exhibition: Cape Citizen Science Exhibition Summary: Cape Citizen Science is a program that engages nonscientists in research and provides opportunities for South Africans to advance scientific discovery. The program has pioneered many methods of engagement with an interdisciplinary balance between education and research that has ignited many conversations about science. More information about the program can be found at Contact: Joey Hulbert Tel/Mobile: 073-871 3066 Email:

Central University of Technology, Free State

Organisation: Central University of Technology, Free State Name of Exhibition: The Central University of Technology, Free State Exhibition Summary: "Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is the foremost higher education institution in the heartland of South Africa, dedicated to quality education and training in science, engineering and technology. CUT has developed into a leading institution able to take its place on the national, as well as international, higher education landscape. CUT is a leader in many technology and innovation fields ranging from learning programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) a broad field in which CUT has approximately 48% of enrolments, much higher than South African universities, especially the universities of technology (UoTs). CUT is a small and dynamic [...]

Centre for High Performance Computing

Organisation: Centre for High Performance Computing Name of Exhibition: Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) Exhibition Summary: The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) provides world-class high performance computing that enables cutting-edge research. It is one of three primary pillars of the National Cyber-infrastructure System (NICIS) of South Africa supported by the Department of Science and Technology and managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. The South African National Research Network (SANReN) and the Data Intensive Research Infrastructure of South Africa (DIRISA) are the other pillars of NICIS and compliment the CHPC through the provision of high-bandwidth connectivity and effective curation of a variety of large and critical databases. Contact: Nox Moyake Tel/Mobile: 021-658 3987 / 072-026 6762 Email:

Clarivate Analytics

Organisation: Clarivate Analytics Name of Exhibition: Surviving the 6th extinction: African scientific research and development toward solving the world's problems Exhibition Summary: The ferocious effects of climate change are increasingly more evident closer to home as Day Zero Looms. Over 180 million people in sub-Saharan Africa alone could die as a result of climate change by the end of the century.Greenpeace Africa. As Africa and the rest of the world seek solutions to slow global warming and the adverse effects it has on food production, water levels and disease burden, there has never been before such a need for data and key insights into scientific and clinical research, collaboration and funding opportunities as well as developments in potential lifesaving innovations. Contact: [...]

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Organisation: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Name of Exhibition: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Exhibition Summary: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans. The organisation plays a key role in supporting government’s programmes through directed research that is aligned with the country’s priorities, the organisation’s mandate and its science, engineering and technology competences. Key issues that the CSIR seeks to address through various interventions include: creating a vibrant economy and employment opportunities; building a capable state that [...]

Department of Science and Technology – IK-Based Innovations

Organisation: Department of Science and Technology - IK-based Innovations Name of Exhibition: IK-based Technology Innovations Exhibition Summary: Variety of RDI products derived indigenous knowledge. Natural products e.g, Cosmeceuticals, Health Beverages and Nutraceuticals like Moringa Contact: Mammone Tang Tel/Mobile: 012-843 6314 / 079-519 4396 Email: 

Department of Science and Technology- IB Portal

Organisation: DST Innovation Bridge Portal Name of Exhibition: Innovation Bridge Portal Exhibition Summary: The Innovation Bridge Portal- The IBP is an online platform that aims to create linkages and networks between regional, national and international innovators, industry, public and private technology developers and commercialisation funding partners. The IBP is created to serve as online technology matchmaking platform for researchers, innovators, technology developers, and entrepreneurs, to present their technology innovation offerings, and funders and technology seekers to present challenges that can be addressed. The Portal achieves this through its multifaceted functionalities. The IBP was officially launched by the Minister of Science and Technology on 15 September 2017 at the second Innovation Bridge technology matchmaking and showcase event. The Portal now serves [...]

Department of Science and Technology-R&D Tax Incentive

Organisation: Department of Science and Technology - R&D Tax Incentive Name of Exhibition: R&D Tax Incentive Exhibition Summary: The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is aimed to encourage private sector investment in scientific and technological R&D in South Africa in terms of section 11D of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962). The incentive allows companies undertaking R&D in the country to deduct 150% of R&D expenditure when determining taxable income. For a company with a corporate tax rate of 28%, the incentive translates into 14 cents per Rand spent on R&D. The incentive can be accessed by companies of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy. This forms part of the policy package [...]

Dynamic Science Network (DSN)

Organisation: Dynamic Science Network Name of Exhibition: Strenghtening Research Community Network Exhibition Summary: There is a rapid change in research and innovation globally aimed to alternate the strategic management of national publication policy to improve the standard that can fit the local research journals in the future. This change of national publication policy may also improve the impact factors of the local research journals. Dynamic Science Network (DSN) is aimed to: - Encourage and promote research collaboration or research awareness among research communities (academics, institutions, scientists, researchers, etc.) to strengthen research network; - Encourage publication of research findings in accredited local journals for socio-economic transformation. Contact: Dr Zelo A Mangombo Tel/Mobile: 083-949 5684 Email:

Embassy of Brazil

Organisation: Embassy of Brazil Name of Exhibition: Brazilian Science & Technology Exhibition Summary: The stand will exhibit initiatives of the Brazilian government in the field of science and technology, in particular on the subjects of smart cities, industry 4.0 and the startup economy. Contact: Second Secretary Gustavo Meira Carneiro Tel/Mobile: 012-366 5200 / 071-407 9868 Email:

Embassy of Finland

Organisation: Embassy of Finland Name of Exhibition: Finland in South Africa Exhibition Summary: Finland: Europe’s most competitive country; bringing innovation and technology to South Africa and the world. Contact: Attaché Sanna Leminen Tel/Mobile: 012-343 0275/6 /071-302 5866 Email:

Embassy of Hungary

Organisation: Embassy of Hungary Name of Exhibition: Hungarian Scholarship Programme Exhibition Summary: The Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program launched by the Hungarian Government offers 100 full university scholarships for South African students. All study courses (over 130 to choose from) are taught in English language and students can apply for Bachelors, Masters or PhD programs in fields such as agriculture, IT, environmental management, water management, natural science, business studies, social studies, international relations etc. Students travelling to Hungary in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program are offered the following provisions by the Hungarian Government: tuition, accommodation, monthly allowance and medical insurance for the full duration of their studies. Applications are open until 15 January 2019 on the website. [...]

Embassy of Japan

Organisation: Embassy of Japan Name of Exhibition: Embassy of Japan Exhibition Summary: “The exhibition will emphasize on several Japan-South Africa research cooperation with universities, research institutions and beyond. Information on opportunities for studying/researching in Japan will also be given.” Contact: Sarama Tsunoda Tel/Mobile: 012 452 1545 Email:

Embassy of Sweden

Organisation: Embassy of Sweden Name of Exhibition: Team Sweden Exhibition Summary: A joint exhibition between the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden to promote Sweden’s advanced position in science, innovation and research. Inform about Study in Sweden and Sweden’s scholarship program with South Africa. Stimulate the discussions about women in science and connect it to Sweden’s female foreign policy. Spreading knowledge about the Swedish Nobel Prize. Contact: Oskar Nielsen Tel/Mobile: 012-426 6400 / 078-403 0325 Email:  

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of South Africa

Organisation: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of South Africa Name of Exhibition: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of South Africa Exhibition Summary: The cooperation in science, technology and innovation is an integral part of South Africa-China comprehensive strategic partnership.Over the past twenty years, following the principle of reinforcing each other’s complementary advantages and win-win cooperation, South Africa and China have been working to break new grounds on the approach of cooperation, consolidate the foundation of cooperation. Remarkable achievements have been made. Cooperation in science, technology and innovation has become the new highlight and driving force of South Africa-China partnership for mutual benefit and is playing an important role in promoting [...]

Festo Didactic

Organisation: Festo Didactic Name of Exhibition: Festo Didactic Exhibition Summary: Festo Didactic is the worldwide leader in technical education. The offer includes Learning Systems, i.e. lab and curriculum design, as well as Consulting and Training, i.e training needs analysis / assessments and bespoke program design and delivery. The training provided is geared towards employability, and productivity. The areas of focus are all the elements of Mechatronics, Robotics, a qualification program for Industry 4.0 (Qualification 4.0), and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math). These interventions will be exhibited in the Festo Eduvan, a unique mobile training vehicle able to accommodate up to twelve learners plus facilitator. Contact: Nico Landman Tel/Mobile: 011-971 5500 / 083 327 2006 Email:

Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute

Organisation: Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute Name of Exhibition: Tree Health Biotechnology Platform at FABI Exhibition Summary: Keeping Trees Healthy. Tree health biotechnology aims to promote the health of trees native to South Africa and woody hosts through the use of biotechnology. The focus is primarily on abiotic (climate change and plant genetics) and biotic (pathogens and pests) factors that affect tree health. This exhibit aims to showcase examples of bacteria, fungi and insects that affect South African trees to engage the public on the importance of tree health. This exhibition will provide a scientific conversation starter as it will educate the public on tree diseases, their effects, causes and prevention. Contact: Juanita Avontuur Tel/Mobile: 012-420 4204 / 081-049 0831 [...]

German Embassy Pretoria

Organisation: German Embassy Pretoria Name of Exhibition: Research and Study in Germany Exhibition Summary: The exhibition portrays the German science research landscape and the organizations involved in German-South African research cooperation. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and AGNES will be present to give specific information on study and research opportunities for students in Germany. Contact: Helen Crafford Tel/Mobile: 012-427 8983 Email:


Organisation: GreenMatter Name of Exhibition: GreenMatter Partnership Exhibition Summary: GreenMatter is an initiative that drives transformation in graduate level skills for Biodiversity. Co-founding partners SANBI (the South African National Biodiversity Institute) and the Lewis Foundation led the development of a Biodiversity Human Capital Development Strategy (BHCDS) in 2009-2010. The strategy is aimed at producing specialist, research and management skills for all organisations with biodiversity mandates, objectives, interest or impact, in the context of skills shortages, the need for social transformation, and opportunities for growth and employment in the greening of the South African economy. GreenMatter activates through the involvement of a range of organisations, institutions and partners (which include NGOs, SMME's, parastatals, national and provincial government departments), Higher Education Institutes [...]

H3Africa: Human Heredity and Health in Africa

Organisation: H3Africa: Human Heredity and Health in Africa Name of Exhibition: H3Africa: Human Heredity and Health in Africa Exhibition Summary: The Human, Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative is a partnership among the National Institutes of Health (U.S.A), Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), Wellcome Trust (U.K) and the African Society for Human Genetics. H3Africa aims to enhance the use of genomic approaches to the study of the genomic and environmental determinants of disease in Africa. The initiative supports African population-based genomic studies of common, non-communicable disorders such as heart and renal disease, as well as communicable diseases such as tuberculosis. The studies, are led by African scientists, and use genetic, clinical and epidemiologic methods to identify hereditary [...]

Human Sciences Research Council

Organisation: Human Sciences Research Council Name of Exhibition: Human Sciences Research Council Exhibition Summary: The human sciences are often overlooked when it comes to scientific engagement. The HSRC's exhibition will focus on creating an accessible way to engage with delegates on the relevance of human sciences and what it entails. We will showcase the work that we do, in print and video format, inviting visitors to engage with our existing and upcoming research. We see the Forum as an opportunity to present scientific research in various formats. Last year we reproduced our institutional info in a 'did-you-know' fact sheet format. In addition, we created an origami fortune teller with institutional facts. We push the boundaries in communicating the science that [...]

HySA Infrastructure

Organisation: HySA Infrastructure Name of Exhibition: Renewable Hydrogen Production and Storage Technologies Exhibition Summary: HySA Infrastructure will give a full display of the hydrogen roadmap by showcasing a variety of working small scale demonstrators and supporting exhibition materials. Contact: Neels le Roux Tel/Mobile: 018-285 2461 / 082-551 1119 Email:

International Science Council ( ISC)

Organisation: International Science Council Name of Exhibition: ROA Science Plans and other scientific materials Exhibition Summary: Exhibiting ISC Regional Office for Africa Science Plans, published books and other scientific relevant materials. Contact: Bongani Mahlalela Tel/Mobile: 012-003 4518 / 076-986 2296 Email:

IRD-CNRS-CIRAD Joint Office for Southern Africa and The French Embassy in Pretoria

Organisation: IRD-CNRS-CIRAD Joint Office for Southern Africa and The French Embassy in Pretoria Name of Exhibition: French cooperation in science, technology and innovation, French Embassy, IRD, CNRS, Cirad Exhibition Summary: The IRD-CNRS-CIRAD Joint Office in South Africa has a strategic partnership with the Cultural & Cooperation Service of the French Embassy (SCAC). With a particular focus on collaborative research and capacity building, together we drive our coordinated actions in ST&I cooperation with South Africa and the region. We will showcase our three research institutes profiles in ST&I cooperation, instruments, on-going projects & programmes, and new partnership opportunities. The French Embassy flagship Master and PhD bursary program and ground-breaking research activities with South Africa such as the F’SATI, the F’SAGRI and [...]

Italian Embassy in South Africa

Organisation: Italian Embassy in South Africa Name of Exhibition: Reveal history through science Exhibition Summary: Modern archaeology relies more and more on scientific diagnostic methods and techniques to discover, preserve, keep, identify and understand the ancient manufacts whose value is often immense. In a collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Turin (, the Italian Embassy and the Italian Institute of Culture are planning to showcase the scientific techniques and methods which form the core of modern archaeology and are at the forefront of archaeological research (including the conservation techniques). 3-D reconstruction of manufacts and sites, laser scanning, image processing, photogrammetry, 3-d printing, tomography, neutronic radiography and diffraction, georadar, ultrasounds, CAT scans are some of the techniques currently used by the [...]

JIAS – Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study

Organisation: JIAS – Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study Name of Exhibition: JIAS Exhibition Summary: Showcasing the University of Johannesburg and its research, innovation and academic expertise, achievements and exciting international partnerships. The Global Excellence and Stature strategic initiative focuses on our contribution to the region, country, continent and global community and advancing the 4th industrial revolution. Among several of entities is Pan African Institute for Thought and Conversation which ignites conversation on matters related to driven by and affecting Africa, and the Confucius Institute stimulating South Africa China cultural and partnerships. The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) promotes advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences, beyond the regular teaching and research activities at institutions of higher learning. Contact: [...]

Jive Media

Organisation: Jive Media Africa Name of Exhibition: Science Spaza Exhibition Summary: We are a science communication company that aims that runs the Science Spaza programme. The programme aims to create a link between young people in under-resourced environments and the science and technology community. Contact: Robert Inglis Tel/Mobile: 033-342 9380 / 084-357 7333 Email:

Johnson & Johnson

Organisation: Johnson & Johnson Innovation Name of Exhibition: Johnson & Johnson Innovation – Champions of Science Exhibition Summary: Science impacts our world in a multitude of ways. But it also can seem complex and mysterious. It can be difficult to make the connection between research done in a lab and the impact it has on our daily lives. Through the Champions of Science platform, Johnson & Johnson is aiming to make science simple, relatable, relevant and human, and engage more people in supporting science and pursuing science careers. Contact: Diane Pressman Tel/Mobile: +1 908 927-6171 / +1 908 295-0857 Email:

Malesela Samuel Mogale Business Enterprise CC

Organisation: Malesela Samuel Mogale Business Enterprise CC Name of Exhibition: FINTECH Exhibition Summary: The Fan Blog App is available for download compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It can integrate SAP, SAP HANA, AWS, SalesForce, .NET, CRM, Biztalk, SharePoint, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, ORACLE, JAVA and PHP. If you need an App e-mail for a quotation. We develop Apps for iPhones, iPads, iPodTouch, Windows Phones, Blackberry and Android. Contact: Malesela Samuel Mogale Tel/Mobile: 082-959 7389 Email: CEO@PDCA.CO.ZA

Moshabi Analytical Services And Training Solutions Pty(Ltd)

Organisation: Moshabi Analytical Services And Training Solutions Pty (Ltd) Name of Exhibition: Density and Titration Exhibition Summary: We are the company which is based in Middelburg busy with all the coal testing /analysis. Our daily task is to run all the tests which includes the proximates ,total sulphur and calorific value in addition we do set the densities on a daily basis for washability purposes/float and sink and we do run the titration(AFT and reducing and oxidising) and currently we did managed to recruite 200 unemployed leaners with maths and science in order to give them the skill and training on the above mentioned tests and we do have labs we work with for placements. Contact: Timothy Makwena Tel/Mobile: 071-5797 [...]

National Research Foundation

Organisation: National Research Foundation Name of Exhibition: Advancing research excellence for societal benefit Exhibition Summary: The National Research Foundation(NRF) contributes to national development through supporting and promoting research and human capital development; provision of critical research infrastructure; supporting and promoting science engagements; and promoting the development of the national science system. The NRF also promotes South African research interests internationally, and together with research institutions, industry and international partners builds bridges to the benefit of all partners and the country. The NRF exhibition at the SFSA will showcase funding opportunities available at the NRF for postgraduate students and researchers; opportunities for research collaboration; the NRF research facilities and research outputs (publications) produced. Contact: Lerato Mpetshwa Tel/Mobile: 012 481 4357 Email: [...]

National Science & Technology Forum

Organisation: National Science and Technology Forum Name of Exhibition: Your Civil Society Forum Exhibition Summary: We give people insight into the work that NSTF does, that includes the NSTF-South32 Awards, the NSTF Discussion Forums, The NSTF Youth Programmes (Brilliants Programme, Science Bursaries Directory and Share 'n Dare Programme) and membership. Contact: Fulufhelo Gelebe Tel/Mobile: 012-841 4591 / 072-882 2332 Email:

NEPAD – Southern Africa Network for Biosciences

Organisation: NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences Name of Exhibition: NEPAD SANBio - Southern Africa Network for Biosciences Exhibition Summary: The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences is a regional network which facilitates collaborative biosciences research, development and innovation in the SADC region with a focus on the impact areas of health and nutrition. SANBio will be showcasing its initiatives as well as products developed by its projects and partners through the support of the Finnish-Southern African Partnership Programme BioFISA II. Contact: Markku-Eemeli Pekonen Tel/Mobile: 012-841 4039 / 079-720 8696 Email:

Phulukisa Health Solutions

Organisation: Phulukisa Health Solutions Name of Exhibition: Phulukisa Health Solutions Exhibition Summary: With the advent of smart devices and smart phone, the technological capabilities available seem to be poorly harnessed by the medical community. By enabling a nurse or a medical technician in a primary care clinic with cost-effective tools and allowing access to online platforms, we provide a solution where a client can be screened at home and have the results uploaded to our databases. A health assessment score is given using our cloud-based AI platform. The computed algorithms would pick out-of-range values and they would then be forwarded/ escalated to relevant clinicians and further action could be taken. In so doing, many patients could be safely seen or [...]

SA Innovation Summit (Pty) Ltd

Organisation: SA Innovation Summit (Pty) Ltd Name of Exhibition: SA Innovation Summit Exhibition Summary: The SA Innovation Summit, as the giant accelerator of the South African economy, aims to showcase and promote African Tech Entrepreneurs and their innovations. The main focus is to support new ideas, research, inventions and the tech entrepreneur, how they can venture their businesses and become investible. The Summit does this by bringing together the key players in the ecosystem; corporates, investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs, and providing a platform for them to network, share their experiences and learn. Additionally, the Summit challenges and inspires conversations around the impact on our environments and identifying how we can effect meaningful change. Contact: Dr Audrey Verhaeghe Tel/Mobile: 082 [...]

SA-EU Science & Technology Cooperation

Organisation: SA-EU Science & Technology Cooperation Name of Exhibition: SA-EU Science & Technology Cooperation Exhibition Summary: The Strengthening technology, research and innovation cooperation between Europe and South Africa (ESASTAP 2020) is a project funded by the European Commission in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology. Together with the European Union Delegation in South Africa, ESASTAP 2020 will have a joint exhibition stand envisioning the SFSA 2018 theme: “IGNITING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SCIENCE”. The project aims to enhance cooperation through the participation of South African researchers in EU-funded projects and reciprocal arrangements for European innovators. It also seeks to develop new joint SA-EU science and technology initiatives. The stand will communicate the message of the importance of creating networks in [...]

Science CEO Academy

Organisation: ScienceCEO Academy Name of Exhibition: STEM Education Exhibition Summary: ScienceCEO Academy is a world leading change agent of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI) in schools, communities and research environment; founded as a non-profit company in 2015 (Reg: 2015/365815/08) by STEM Professionals. The principal aims of the Academy is to increase number of matriculants that qualify to study degrees in STEM through providing them with tutorials at High School level mainly at under-resourced Schools, to mentor and guide them on career choices; to equip educators with necessary technological tools (e-learning) to further develop their competency in delivering of the curriculum; and to promote innovation. The Academy will showcase the projects that it has conducted in KwaZulu Natal and [...]

ScienceLink | SciBraai

Organisation: ScienceLink | SciBraai Name of Exhibition: #SciComm in the Digital Age Exhibition Summary: ScienceLink and SciBraai are sister organisations focused on research communication. ScienceLink helps researchers reach their audiences through social media, data visualisation, digital story-telling, interactive apps, images, video and sound. SciBraai is a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science communication, science journalism and outreach. Contact: Anina Mumm Tel/Mobile: 011-477 2193 / 072-217 5544 Email:

Scifest Africa

Organisation: Scifest Africa Name of Exhibition: Scifest Africa Exhibition Summary: Scifest Africa, South Africa's National Science Festival, was established in 1996 to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology and innovation. Using inexpensive consumables and unsophisticated and accessible equipment this exhibition will demonstrate how the general public can engage with science in ways that are interactive, accessible and fun. Activities will include a range of demonstrations that can be repeated at home or in the classroom, as well as simple and fast workshops with take away components and resource material. The National Science Festival is supported by the Department of Science and Technology. Contact: Pumza Tshebe Tel/Mobile: 046-603 1106 / 073-206 7706 Email:

Sibayeni Metrofarming

Organisation: Sibayeni Metrofarming Name of Exhibition: Sibayeni Metrofarming Exhibition Summary: Metrofarming which design and showcase vertical farming of leafy vegetables It allows farming in small spaces and saves up to 90% water It give an opportunity for youth to start farming businesses within the Cities and townships It Promotes food production education for schools Contact: Samkelisiwe Chunda Tel/Mobile: 072- 014 0217 Email:


Organisation: SKYLABS Name of Exhibition: SKYLABS Exhibition Summary: Suppliers of Laboratory Equipment, dehydrated culture media Laboratory Chemicals, Laboratory Glassware & Laboratory Medical Equipment. Contact: Nishan Naidoo Tel/Mobile: 011- 434 2832 / 083-513 1751 Email:

Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology of South Africa

Organisation:Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology of South Africa Name of Exhibition: Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA): Integrating people and technology in the workplace Exhibition Summary: Contact: Alison Felix-Lodewyk Tel/Mobile: 012-003 3322 / 082-467 3236 Email:

South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement – Famelab

Organisation: South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement Name of Exhibition: Famelab Exhibition Summary: FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world, run in over 30 countries worldwide. FameLab identifies and nurtures science communication skills in young scientists, who are challenged to engage and entertain public audiences and communicate their science in under 3 minutes. Talks are fun and engaging, making science relevant to everyone. Heats are run by institutions across the country to select semi-finalists to attend a master class run by an international trainer. The winner of the FameLab SA finals represents South Africa at the international competition at Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. FameLab® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals. [...]

South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement – Science Lens

Organisation: South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement Name of Exhibition: Science Lens Exhibition Summary: SA Science Lens has been running since 2002, producing a collection of beautiful photographs that inspire interest in and ignite conversations on diverse scientific topics. From tiny crystal structures to star-shaped nerve cells, come and delve beyond the usual and be inspired by the beauty of science. The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement's SA Science Lens competition opens a window into art in science, sharing the beauty that many scientists are exposed to with all South Africans. Be amazed and inspired by textures, shapes, patterns and colours of a world you may have never seen before, from the sky to the [...]

South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions

Organisation: South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions Name of Exhibition: SACNASP Exhibition Summary: The South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) is a registration and regulation authority for natural science professions in South Africa as sanctioned by Natural Scientific Professions Act (Act no. 27 of 2003). The core business of the Council is the registration of natural scientists. It also promotes the practice of natural science professions in South Africa, exercise control over the standard of professional conduct of professional natural scientists and recognise education and training which is a prerequisite for registration in terms of the Act. SACNASP is supported by 50 Voluntary Associations (VA's) and has a network of over 12 500 registered scientists from 25 [...]

South African National Energy Development Institute

Organisation: South African National Energy Development Institute Name of Exhibition: Innovation is Life Exhibition Summary: Exhibiting Clean Energy technologies Contact: Tshilidzi Tshivhase Tel/Mobile: 011-038 4349 Email:

South African National Space Agency

Organisation: South African National Space Agency Name of Exhibition: SANSA Exhibition Summary: South Africa’s strives to be a leader in space on the continent with solutions to local challenges whilst developing the necessary human capital and innovative technologies. In partnership with local and international academia, industry and stakeholders, SANSA is able to provide substantive collaborations for the benefit of society. Contact: Vaneshree Maharaj Tel/Mobile: 082 851 9317 | 012 844 0399 Email:

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory

Organisation: SARAO / SKA SA Name of Exhibition: South African Radio Astronomy Observatory Exhibition Summary: The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) will be displaying its Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy image, based on observations made with South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope, showing the clearest view yet of the central regions of our galaxy. At the distance of the galactic centre (located within the white area near image centre), this 2 degree by 1 degree panorama corresponds to an area of approximately 1,000 light-years by 500 light-years. The colour scheme chosen to display the signals represents the brightness of the radio waves recorded by the telescope (ranging from red for faint emission to orange to yellow to white for [...]

Southern African Development Community

Organisation: Southern African Development Community Name of Exhibition: Promoting Regional Cooperartion and Integration Exhibition Summary: Sharing information with stakeholders on the mandate of SADC as an organization and giving out information through books and publications. The publications and books to be displayed and given to the public will be those about science so as to "Ignite Conversations about Science" Contact: Peter Mabaka Tel/Mobile: (+267) 364 1830 / (+267) 74 256 463 Email:

Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association

Organisation: Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association Name of Exhibition: SARIMA Exhibition Summary: Display of all SARIMA activities and short courses we offer. SARIMA’s purpose is to strengthen the research and innovation system to ensure the social and economic development of the Southern African region and wider African community. The management of research has emerged as a specialised area not only at higher education and other research institutions but also in government and funding agencies (Olsson & Meek, 2013) and in other sectors such as industry and non-governmental organisations. One of the overarching objectives of SARIMA is to develop the discipline of research management by embarking on the pioneering work of professionalising the discipline. Contact: Katlego Kekae Tel/Mobile: 012 [...]

Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management

Organisation: Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management Name of Exhibition: SASSCAL Exhibition Exhibition Summary: Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) is a joint regional initiative of SADC countries, namely, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and the international partner, Germany. SASSCAL exhibition its products and services including the research achievements and capacity developments done in the region. Contact: Peter Shisani Tel/Mobile: 012-481 4319 / 072-551 3528 Email:

SpringBots South Africa

Organisation: SpringBots South Africa Name of Exhibition: SpringBots South Africa Exhibition Summary: Team SpringBots South Africa comprises of a group of young talented students with a passion for STEM/STEAM. Having recently competed at the FGC2018 in Mexico City during August 2018, achieving 1st place with a Gold Medal from Walt Disney for Innovation and Creativity and achieving an overall word ranking of 6th position out of a total of 184 countries who competed. An annual selection process is facilitated to formulate the team to represent SA at this prestigious Robotics Olympics, and the kids representing the team must have a passion for creating a positive impact within their Communities, Country and Globally. Contact: Roxanne Reddy Tel/Mobile: 076-401 4471 Email:

SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit

Organisation: SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit Name of Exhibition: Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Exhibition Summary: The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services. Over 75% of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour. With over 50 years' experience, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex is internationally recognised as a leading centre of interdisciplinary research on science, technology and innovation (STI) policy. SPRU continues to push the frontiers of [...]

Stellenbosch University

Organisation: Stellenbosch University Name of Exhibition: Stellenbosch University Exhibition Summary: The exhibition will focus on research activities of Stellenbosch University. It will feature the MACE award winning annual report, which provides a snapshot of research at SU, with the focus to highlight activities where SU can contribute to the National Development Plan of Government, where our research has made an impact and where it can benefit society. It is also a product which aims to make science accessible to a broader audience and ignite conversations about science. The exhibition will also provide information on our CoE`s and Chairs, with a focus on highlighting opportunities for further studies for postgraduate students. We will also provide brochures and further information on specific [...]

Tech Savvy Kids S.A

Organisation: Tech Savvy Kids S.A Name of Exhibition: Tech Savvy Kids S.A Exhibition Summary: Our Exhibition space will be managed by our students, who will showcase Robotics, Artificial Intelligence: Prototype gadgets. Some of our students will be coding and we will have a mini Maker Space. Contact: Palesa Mahlangu Tel/Mobile: 061- 489 5483 / 076 - 752 4238 Email:

Technology Innovation Agency

Organisation: Technology Innovation Agency Name of Exhibition: Technology Innovation Agency Exhibition Summary: TIA Bioprocessing Platform The TIA Bioprocessing Platform is the epicentre for activities that support biotechnology projects with a commercial potential, and diagnostics-based projects. The Platform supports technology development by providing a conducive technical and business environment to entrepreneurs and researchers, therefore allowing for the development of new biotechnology products and processes, as well as diagnostic solutions within South Africa. The facility has four (4) dedicated fermentation suites, two (2) microbiology laboratories, and one (1) analytical laboratory, which are all designed to support fermentation process development and downstream processing of whole broths, clarified suspensions, and an array of biological materials, including agricultural by-products. In addition, the diagnostics unit is equipped [...]

The Conversation Africa 

Organisation: The Conversation Africa Name of Exhibition: The Conversation Africa Exhibition Summary: The Conversation is a not-for-profit initiative serving universities and the research sector in Africa. Our mission is to mainstream the voices of science and support science communication activities. We do this by working with academics and scientists, who themselves write and provide fact/evidence/research-based analytical articles on various societal issues and articles about their research findings as well. Our editors work with academics and researchers to publish short these articles, +/- 800 words. Our objective is to make the knowledge produced in the academy accessible, easy to understand and freely available for the public. Articles are published daily on our website - . We publish under a Creative [...]

The Netherlands

Organisation: Netherlands Education Support Office Name of Exhibition: The Netherlands Exhibition Summary: The Netherlands is known for its innovative and entrepreneurial approach to societal issues. At the exhibition we will present opportunities for academic development and cooperation with the Netherlands. Examples are the NRF-Nuffic PhD programme, other study opportunities and innovative ways of triple helix cooperation like a South African-Netherlands Living Lab Smart Cities. Contact: Mervin Bakker Tel/Mobile: 012-346 0982 / 071-372 1528 Email:

Traditional Healers Organisation (THO)

Organisation: Traditional Healers Organisation Name of Exhibition: Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) Exhibition Summary: We will provide information and education to communities on indigenous knowledge systems, clarify misconception on the role of Traditional Health Practitioners and Knowledgeholder on IKS and innovation Contact: Greaves Mufamadi Tel/Mobile: 011-337 6177 / 082-769 8041 Email:

University  Western Cape

Organisation: University Western Cape Name of Exhibition: Nanoscience Platform Exhibition Summary: The Nanoscience Platform operates across 4 universities (NMU, UFS, UJ, UWC) and 3 study fields (Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Physics) responsible for managing the 2 year Masters Degree in Nanoscience programme funded by DST. The exhibition will provide detail of how the programme functions, the research covered by the students and how the students performed to date. The exhibition will highlight specific items from the programme and the student achievements. The purpose of the exhibition is to bring this programme to the attention of students attending the Science Forum for them to enrol, also to academics from other universities to enlighten them about the programme. Conversations about science: Nanotechnology is [...]

University of Johannesburg

Organisation: University of Johannesburg Name of Exhibition: University of Johannesburg Exhibition Summary: Showcasing the University of Johannesburg and its research, innovation and academic expertise, achievements and exciting international partnerships. The Global Excellence and Stature strategic initiative focuses on our contribution to the region, country, continent and global community and advancing the 4th industrial revolution. Among several of entities is Pan African Institute for Thought and Conversation which ignites conversation on matters related to driven by and affecting Africa, and the Confucius Institute stimulating South Africa China cultural and partnerships. The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) promotes advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences, beyond the regular teaching and research activities at institutions of higher learning. Contact: Dr Carol [...]

University of Pretoria

Organisation: University of Pretoria Name of Exhibition: University of Pretoria Exhibition Summary: The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of leading research-intensive universities in Africa and beyond. UP exhibition will showcase research activities conducted by its nine Faculties and over 100 research institutes and research centres. In addition, academic programmes offered by the university through its Faculties will be exhibited. Contact: Dr Aceme Nyika Tel/Mobile: 012-420 6851 Email:

US-SA Higher Education Network

Organisation: US-SA Higher Education Network Name of Exhibition: US-SA Higher Education Network Exhibition Summary: The United States - South Africa Higher Education Network is a coalition of universities, foundations and government agencies dedicated to building a brighter future by strengthening ties among our institutions of higher education. The US-SA Network aims to: Develop exchange programs between students, staff, and faculty in South Africa and the United States. Enhance the doctoral pipeline. Develop collaborative professional development opportunities for staff of higher education institutions in South Africa and the United States. Develop opportunities for collaborative research for researchers from higher education institutions in South Africa and the United States. Contact: Rebecca Pena Email:

World Federation of Science Journalists

Organisation: World Federation of Science Journalists Name of Exhibition: World Federation of Science Journalists Exhibition Summary: The exhibit of the World Federation of Science Journalists presents the Federation and its activities representing more than 10,000 science journalists through its 59 Member Associations worldwide. Trainings, workshops, toolkits, webinars and seminars are some of the activities we organise to advance science journalism. Do not hesitate to come and meets with us. Contact: Christophe Bourillon Tel/Mobile: 001-514 508 2777 / 0033-613 209 277 Email: