National Science Week in Bloemfontein [fr]
Ambassador Barbier attended the launch of National Science Week on August 2nd at Free State University.
The event was attended by Naledi Pandor, minister of Science and Technology and Lindiwe Zulu, minister for the Developement of Small Entreprises, as well as Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, deputy minister of Science and Technology. More than 4000 scholars and teachers gathered for the event.
In her speech, minister Pandor highlighted the importance of the Science Week, which aims to excite young people about scientific and technologic developments, key elements in the transformation of a "society of knowledge".
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- National Science Week 2014
- H.E. Ambassador Barbier and Robert Van Zyl, Director of F’SATI’s centre in CPUT
This theme is also at the heart of French cooperation in Africa, particularly with the program supporting the improvement of sciences "Learning by doing", as well a goal for the French-South African Technical Institute (F’SATI).
FSATI participated in the event presenting a workshop about satellites development.
The Science Week is held from August 2nd to 9th in the whole country: have a look on the program) for more information regarding workshops and exhibitions.