SciFest 2022 – Back to the basics

Their theme for 2022 was “Back to the Basics”, inspired by UNESCO’s International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable
Development 2022. This theme highlighted the crucial role of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics)
in sustainable development, and emphasized their contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and
achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2021 they celebrated their Silver Jubilee and looked back on our growth over the past 25 years. This year we’ve stripped
it “Back to the Basics’’, focusing on the goal of making science accessible to all. The role of Scifest Africa is to promote
STEM and science engagement to the people of South Africa and the continent, and this year recognises the basic
sciences that play a role in our everyday lives, and that provide the building blocks to how we make sense of the world
around us.

Scifest® Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival, is a project managed by the National Arts Festival on behalf of
the Grahamstown Foundation and supported by the Department of Science and Innovation. LaserX is proud to be part of their annual event line up