Science Forum South Africa is held from 6 to 8 December 2023

The Science Forum South Africa will be held from 6 to 8 December 2023 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. The Forum serves as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface.

The theme for the Science Forum South Africa 2023 is Igniting Conversations About Science – People, Partnerships, Priorities for the Decadal Plan.


  • A provocative and stimulating forum programme comprising several parallel sessions, addressing a diverse range of science and science policy orientated themes;
  • rich diversity in the background of participants, comprising scientists, students, public and private sector representatives as well as civil society constituents;
  • A forum programme not only compiled “top-down” by the organisers but also enabling public input through a competitive call for proposals for the organisation of sessions; and
  • A strong international dimension to the event, reflected by the participation of speakers and attendees from a diverse range of countries, especially from Africa.

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