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FameLab stars head for the finals

Dr Mthuthuzeli Zamxaka (Manager: Research Capacity Development, SKA SA, and heat judge), Bonisiwe Seshabela (heat winner), Sebabatso Maifadi (first runner up), Sakhile Mkhize (runner up), Zizikazi Sodzidzi (runner up), and Dr Nonny Vilakazi (Senior lecturer: Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, Unisa, and heat judge) during the FameLab Unisa Heat in March 2018

Bonisiwe Seshabela and Sebabatso Maifadi of Unisa’s College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) are off to the FameLab SA National finals on 9 May 2018 at the Future Earth Conference in Port Elizabeth.

Unisa wishes them the best of luck as they showcase their research and the university.

What is FameLab?

FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world. Young scientists present and explain a scientific concept to a general audience in three minutes.

By taking part in FameLab, young scientists have the opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, gain invaluable communication skills, and meet amazing like-minded people. Importantly they also become part of an increasingly exciting network of scientists and engineers able to clearly and imaginatively explain their science to the general public.

FameLab in South Africa is made possible by a partnership between the British Council, the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), and Jive Media Africa.

*Compiled by Virginia McManus and Sharon Farrell