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Data Quest #2: Jozi, 9 Oct. 2015

SciBraai and The Global Change and Sustainability Institute will host a Data Quest at The DIZ in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Friday 9 October 2015.  The event will bring scientists, journos and techies together to tell socially-relevant science stories using data sets from the GCSRI, including data on rural firewood use, renewable energy and urban settlements.…

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On a Quest for great science stories

On Saturday 22 August, SciBraai, Code4SA and the International Center for Journalists hosted the first ever science-themed Data Quest, which produced some great potential multimedia science stories. Held at Code4SA’s Codebridge lab in Cape Town, the event put data nerds, scientists and journalists into teams tasked with sifting through publicly available data to find stories and create interactive data…

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Join the Data Quest to tell science stories with SA data

SciBraai, Code for South Africa and the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)  will host a science journalism DataQuest at Codebridge civic tech lab in Cape Town on Saturday 22 August,  The event will bring together journalists, scientists, designers, data analysts and developers to tell socially-relevant science stories using real South African data sets, and is…

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#SciBraaiLIVE & CSIR in Mafikeng for National Science Week

National Science Week kicks off at North West University on 1 August 2015. In partnership with the CSIR and its researchers, SciBraai will host another SciBraaiLIVE event – it’s a real-world braai where we share round-the-fire stories about South African science and scientists. The format of this event will be a mix of the “speed-date…

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Science Fridays @ Stellenbosch: Prof Nox Makunga

If you are in or near Stellenbosch on 27 March 2015, please join us for “Science Fridays @ Stellenbosch” Our speaker this month is a dynamic (read dynamite!) role model in science communication: Confessions of a communicating scientist – how public engagement is shaping my research career and making me a better scientist, featuring Prof…

March Events – Challenges and solutions in HIV

SciBraai is excited to be promoting local science-, technology- and innovation-related events in the Mother City. This month, these events dive into new technologies and research in the field of HIV diagnostics and care. These talks are aimed at the public, so the academic mumbo-jumbo will be kept to a minimum. You can expect simple explanations,…

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The first ever, real-life SciBraai will be at Scifest Africa 2015!

South Africa’s first ever, real-life SciBraai is coming to Scifest Africa 2015! Find out what science has to do with human rights on 20 March 2015, 10am – 3pm @ The Albany Museum, Grahamstown. For more info, or if you’d like to join as a speaker, email us: scibraai@gmail.com. South Africa’s first real-life scibraai is…