It is with the greatest pleasure that the Department of Science and Technology endorses Science Week 2018 and looks forward to a future collaboration with the schools and learners involved. The interaction between industry and education on such a hands-on, grass-roots, fun and exciting learning environment, is crucial. For Industry 4.0 and for our future, such initiatives help break down the boundaries of science and technology and provide an opportunity for learners to participate fully in understanding that it is a fundamental part of who we are and effects all of our lives in every way.
Daan du Toit
Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources
Department of Science and Technology (South Africa)