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The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is a business unit of the National Research Foundation.

Scope of activities

  • Building the quantity and quality of mathematics and science outputs at school level (developing SET human capital)
  • Raising the general interest in, engagement and appreciation of the public (and especially poorer communities) for the benefit of science (strengthening the SET culture)
  • Communicating science to the South African citizenry (bringing science and scientists closer to civil society).

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