National Science Week (NSW), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting science-based activities during the week. It is run in all nine provinces simultaneously at multiple sites per province. SAASTA has been appointed by the DST as the implementing agency and play the role of the National Project Manager for the National Science Week.
Each year a different theme is chosen and activities are offered around the theme to the target audiences. The theme for 2016 was “Science for Sustainable Development and Improved Quality of Life”. The 2016 NSW took place from 8 – 13 August. SAIP was part of the exhibitors at the launch which was held at the University of the Western Cape from the 05th to the 6th of August 2016.