READY,  SET,  GO!  for  science  and  technology  in  South  Africa  during  1998.  South  Africa’s  first nation-wide initiative  to  promote  and  popularise science,  engineering and  technology  is  underway  across the country.  The government has officially declared 1998 The Year of Science and Technology.

Stakeholders  involved  in  science  and  technology  have  mobilised  their  resources  in  support  of  this project  to  contribute  to  science  and  technology  awareness  during  1998.    The  aim  is  to  reach  as  many people  as  possible  -especially  the  youth,  teachers  and  women  as  well  as  disadvantaged  and  rural communities.

The  exhibition  focuses  on  some  of  the  creative  material  developed  to  communicate  science  and technology in innovative ways and specifically to reach the desired target audiences.
 

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1998 - Focus on the year of science and technology in South Africa

Marina Joubert   Foundation for Research Development (FRD), South Africa

READY,  SET,  GO!  for  science  and  technology  in  South  Africa  during  1998.  South  Africa’s  first nation-wide initiative  to  promote  and  popularise science,  engineering and  technology  is  underway  across the country.  The government has officially declared 1998 The Year of Science and Technology.

Stakeholders  involved  in  science  and  technology  have  mobilised  their  resources  in  support  of  this project  to  contribute  to  science  and  technology  awareness  during  1998.    The  aim  is  to  reach  as  many people  as  possible  -especially  the  youth,  teachers  and  women  as  well  as  disadvantaged  and  rural communities.

The  exhibition  focuses  on  some  of  the  creative  material  developed  to  communicate  science  and technology in innovative ways and specifically to reach the desired target audiences.
 

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