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North Gauteng Senior Science Fair will take place on 17-18 August 2018, at UP Sports Center.  Judges who are interested in judging are asked to diarise that date.  Judges will be required on the Friday afternoon from 1pm.

North Gauteng Junior Science Fair will take place on 8 August at Maragon Olympus private school.  Judges will be required on the Wednesday morning, from 8am until 2pm.  Please diarise this date if you are interested in judging.

If you are definitely available to judge and one or both of these events, please log in and indicate your availability.

We are also looking for a person or organisation interested in organising the Senior Environmental Challenge this year.  This challenge will take place at North Gauteng Senior Science Fair.  Learners will arrive on the day, and be given a challenge and the materials required. We are looking for a volunteer with an interest in this field to take over the planning and running of this event for 2018.  If you are interested, please reply to this email.

You can earn 1/2 a CPD point for each half a day in cat 3.

Advancing Rangeland Ecology and Pasture Management in Africa
Incorporating the Ninth Research Skills Workshopand a Policy & Practice Workshop on Ecological Infrastructure
22 to 27 July 2018
ARC Training Centre, Roodeplaat, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa


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Present by Prof. Mike Muller

14 March 2018  |  17h30 for 18h00
Donald Gordon Auditorium, School of Governance, Wits Parktown Management Campus, 2 St David's Place, Parktown, Johannesburg

Over the next decade, Gauteng could experience a water crisis far worse than that currently afflicting Cape Town. Nelson Mandela Bay is already in the grip of supply restrictions and Ethekwini is also at risk. In all cases, there are ways to avoid allowing risks to turn into crises. But, too often, sound technical advice is ignored.  Why is that? We need to ask: What does society want from engineers and the engineering and related technical professions? Do we want skilled professionals who will give sound advice and ensure effective delivery of excellent projects? Leaders who will transform their organisations and society? Can we have the whole package? Or do we first need to decolonise the professions and what would that mean? This lecture will provide some perspectives, through the lens of water, on the challenges that engineers and all technical professions face in a 21st century non-racist, non-sexist, democratic South Africa.

This lecture is open to the public, and will be followed by light refreshments (courtesy of the South African Academy of Engineering - SAAE)

Please RSVP for catering purposes to Ms Heleen Duffey by 12 March 2018: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please see the map below for the location of the Donald Gordon Auditorium:

Wits School of Governance Map

Registration open now for the 2nd International WISWB conference to be held at the University of Johannesburg from March 21-23, 2018.
SACNASP-CPD points will be awarded to registered delegates and certificates of attendance provided upon request.

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9 December 2017 — 7 January 2018
Myths and misconceptions exist within our society in general. Ever wondered whether a certain idea or story is true or not? Ever wondered whether some commonperceptions are real or not? Join Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in the Myth Busters holiday programme and discover the science behind common misconceptionsthrough fun and interactive activities ranging from workshops, shows, and floor activities.

View full information and timetable below:

Flight Simulations
3D Design and Printing
Minecraft Code Connect
Smart Design Demonstrations
VR Viewer Demonstrations
App Building Workshop
Bee Bots

For full information and timetables, please see link below:

Innovative ways to minimise the risks associated with abandoned mines in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be discussed at an international conference hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina on 28 – 30 November 2017.

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The process of reconstituting the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions has been completed. View the new Council.
If you are final year Natural Science student, you can enroll at SACNASP. View more information.