Science Spaza hung out with learners from Mlungisi Secondary School for National Science Week 2016, learning about sustainability and laying down tracks. It was a blast!  



Science Spaza celebrated National Science Week 2016. The theme this year was Science for Sustainable Development and Improved Quality of Life. Hip Hop Science Spaza focussed on water, food security and nutrition.

Learners from Mlungisi Secondary School in Taylor’s Halt, Pietermaritzburg, joined in on the celebrations with Hip Hop Science Spaza and science experts to learn more about nutrition, food security and water. They then composed songs to convey an important message about sustainable living and got to perform their songs for their parents and the community.

The songs were professionally recorded and were played on community radio stations across the country during National Science Week 2016 (08 -13 August 2016).

The National Science Week launch was hosted at the University of the Western Cape on the 6th of August 2016. Five of the learners from Mlungisi Secondary School had the opportunity to perform their songs in front of a crowd of over 3000 people and were featured on SABC 2’s Morning Live.

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National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, managed through the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). For more information, go to: www.saasta.ac.za. 

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Science Spaza collaborated with learners from Carnarvon Primary School, scientist from the SKA and popular music artist iFani. This exciting engagement was hosted by the South African Square Kilometre Array (SKA) all the way out in the Northern Cape during their Hip Hop Science Spaza experience earlier this year. 

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Hip Hop Health on Hectic Nine-9 22 March

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