The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is taking a science exhibition to Boitekong in Rustenburg on Friday, 16 November, to showcase the importance of science and technology in society.

 

The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Local Municipality, Mpho Khunou, will address hundreds of learners, parents and community leaders at the local community hall.

 

The public participation event is aimed at raising the profile of science, technology and innovation in South Africa, and showing young people in the area how science works, to awaken their interest and encourage them to choose careers in the field.

 

Government is making a concerted effort to improve conditions in the mining belt area, which has one of the highest in crime rates in the country. This year, the North West Department of Education and Sport Development partnered with Impala Platinum and the Impala Bafokeng Trust to invest over R80 million in building state-of-the-art schools in the area, to benefit over 2 000 learners.

 

The Department of Home Affairs and the SA Social Security Agency will also offer their services during the event.

 

The media are invited as follows:

Date:             Friday, 16 November 2018

Time:             11:00-14:00

Venue:          234 Monareng Street,

                     Boitekong Community Hall, Rustenburg

 

Enquiries:

Department of Science and Technology

Veronica Mohapeloa – 083 400 5730 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thabang Setlhare – 072 659 9690 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Rustenburg Local Municipality

David Magae – 060 991 3666 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.