Deadline: September 30, 2018

The decision is open for for African-based Journalists to attend 4th Science Discussion board South Africa (SFSA), happening on 12 – 14 December 2018 in Pretoria. Created by the Division of Science & Expertise (DST) of the federal government of South Africa, the annual Science Discussion board South Africa (SFSA) assembly is the biggest pan-African common science gathering devoted to scientific analysis and innovation.

SFSA2018 will function an open, public platform to debate the science and society interface.The 2-and-a-half-day programme will carry greater than 3500 individuals collectively for dialogue and debate in plenary classes, panel discussions and interactive talks. Main scientists, researchers, younger researchers, journalists, enterprise folks, entrepreneurs and innovators, coverage makers, science and know-how communicators and most of the people talk about new discoveries and debate the path that analysis is taking within the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Audio system and panelists are distinguished and punctiliously chosen thought-leaders from around the globe, drawn from science, academia, authorities, coverage and business. The main focus is predominantly about pan-African developments and the way they interlink with international tendencies. On this regard, an rising variety of continental teams such because the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) or the African Union Panel on Rising Applied sciences (APET) and so forth. attend SFSA in power. But, the assembly additionally attracts a major variety of non-African audio system and companion organisations from Brussels to Beijing and from Toronto to Tokyo.

SFSA2018 has additionally initiated a devoted observe of parallel classes centered on Youth in Science. The big exhibition area, the place demonstration occasions are commonly held, allied to a powerful social programme, enhances this ‘melting pot’ of concepts, cultures, experiences and connections that previous delegate suggestions recognises because the hallmark of SFSA (see additional particulars under).


One of many primary aims of SFSA2018 is to construct hyperlinks between media and delegates. Their purpose is to supply a platform whereby print and audio-visual journalists, editors, bloggers and social media can rub shoulders with audio system and delegates to debate and report on the most recent scientific, coverage and civil society developments.

SFSA2018 is thus including a journey & lodging grant scheme to assist pan-African science journalism. That is being executed in partnership with the World Congress of Science Journalists (WCSJ) & SciCom – Making Sense of Science.


  • African-based journalists no matter their gender, age, nationality, place of residence and media (paper, radio, TV, internet) are welcome to use.
  • Media accreditation shall be required, as will proof of intention or fee to cowl the convention programme.


To submit an software, full the shape right here.

On submitting the appliance kind for journey grants, you conform to the complete acceptance of the principles and to the choice taken by the Choice Committee.

For extra info, go to Science Discussion board South Africa.

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