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Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906. The Bosch story begins with the first official representative for Bosch in South Africa – Friedrich Hoppert & Co. and the formation of the first associated distribution company Diesel-Electric.

In 1965, Bosch established its first own subsidiary in Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. Today, all four Bosch business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology have operations on the continent. We continue to expand our footprint on the African continent where we are present in 10 countries on the continent. Bosch in South Africa consists of two major locations, a sales and support office based in Midrand, Gauteng, and the manufacturing site with OE Sales and Engineering based in Brits, North West. Support offices are located in Durban and Cape Town.

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Silver Partners


ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utilities, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value.

Robert Bosch

Find out more about the charitable activities of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. We pick up on social issues at an early stage in five areas of support.

Bronze Partners

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myVentures provides expertise and guidance to Start-ups.  Support on Product and Market Development enables many Start-ups to focus on parts of the new business that creates their intellectual property.  myVentures assist with the unlocking of potential, to pace the development of such new ventures and to improve early success rates that will fuel long term growth and unlock additional potential in the very early stages of the companies lifecyle.

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Siemens Stiftung, as a nonprofit foundation, promotes sustainable social development, which is crucially dependent on access to basic services, high-quality education and an understanding of culture. Our international project work supports people in taking the initiative to responsibly address current challenges. We develop solutions and programs with partners and implement them together. Technological and social innovations play a key role in this work. Our actions are impact-oriented and conducted in a transparent manner.

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Lufthansa is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried during 2017.

The Lufthansa Group offers its customers precisely 19,838 flights each week around the world linking to 255 destinations in 101 countries via its hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussel.


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CHEETA has a holistic programme for vulnerable communities, to promote conservation through education.


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Festo is a global leader in automation, & the world market leader in industrial basic & further training. We work together with you to achieve the key goal of improving your productivity.

German Embassy

This service is operated by Intergate Visalink (Pty) Ltd on behalf of the German missions in South Africa.

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The MAP Introduction and Trainer courses are movement courses created to address the misconceptions around movement and re-training of posture.

Rapid 3d

Rapid 3D are specialists in 3D printing and –scanning using advanced materials for industrial, artistic and commercial use.



The South African National Space Agency is South Africa’s government agency responsible for the promotion and development of aeronautics and aerospace space research.

Red Chef

The Red Chef, Werner Nieuwoudt, guides culinary neophytes through the intricacies of preparing exotic cuisines, providing all the necessary tools and friendly tutelage. Students choose from a wide variety of courses on offer. Whether it be courses from a country or venture into molecular gastronomy, he has it all.

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JEFA Education and Life Skills started in 2005 as a small outreach program using technical LEGO to teach engineering principles and robotics to groups of disadvantaged children. JEFA now run workshops at schools and science festivals locally and internationally. Over the past 13 years, JEFA has reached over 100 000 learners with interactive, hands-on workshops.

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Engineering for Kids introduce kids ages 4 to 1 to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM) Education. Helping them to build solid problem solving skills while encouraging them to discover how thing work. Our hope is to increases kids’ desire to explore engineering as a career option while motivating them to learn math and science concepts in different fun ways. We are dedicated to constant innovation of our programs, lesson plans and teaching resources and to meet national standards in STEM education.

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The VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) is a strategic technology hub in the Southern Gauteng region and is based in Sebokeng in the Vaal. It is supported by a multi-disciplinary skilled workforce, with 172 hectares of land and boasts world class technology programmes in Advanced Manufacturing, all geared to support industrialisation and job creation. To capitalise on our unique value proposition, we will make an impact in the region through focusing our capabilities in driving two flagship programmes, one in Advanced Manufacturing and the other in Agriculture Revitalization.

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Science Forum South Africa is a large, open public platform for debating the science and society interface. The South African Department of Science and Technology is proud to host the fourth forum on 1214 December 2018 in Pretoria.

SFSA2018 will again provide the opportunity for all interested parties to Ignite Conversations about Science. The focus of SFSA2018 is to further expand and enhance the focus on the Science, Technology, and Innovation on the African Continent and increase the Pan-Africa scientific participation.

The event consist of high-level and thematic panel discussions, interactive talks, as well as exciting exhibitions and other networking opportunities around science technology and innovation.

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STEAM Foundation NPC is the South African custodian of the Siemens Stiftung Experimento programme and aims to:

promote science education in under-resourced schools via hands-on, discovery-based learning;

develop South African Experimento kits which are useful and effective;

produce CAPS-aligned worksheets which also embed co-operative learning principles and practices into lesson plans for even very large classes;

improve the distribution, accessibility and viability of Experimento, driving down costs and maximizing efficiency;

supporting and training educators;

facilitating and promoting, through research, development and education, the use by educators of current and future technologies; and establish data-driven ongoing impact assessment of Experimento SA

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SciTech now it‘s 27th year, presents amazing hands-on science to children in UK and in international schools all over the world. It also presents a truly spectacular summer school for children which has seen children crashing cars with crash test dummies using ultrasound scanners, working with real F1 racing cars and performing microsurgery (on tomatoes!). The concept and implementation of science week is said to be founded on the standards set by SciTech.

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Nissan continues its quest to optimize product development and deliver highly innovative technology. Today, in various countries and regions around the world, we enjoy a stellar reputation for creating truly innovative vehicles and service programs.

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The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world, with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 24 production facilities in 13 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

As part of this global network, BMW South Africa prides itself on world beating standards that have been reached and exceeded over three decades of involvement in South Africa. As the BMW Group’s oldest subsidiary outside of Europe, BMW South Africa’s outward-looking, global attitude is complemented by a thorough appreciation of the needs of the employees that have made the company what it is today. Our commitment to our people, to the upliftment of the South African economy and South Africa as a whole is what sets BMW apart as one of South Africa’s leading producers of luxury, high-performance vehicles.

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Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. Our goal is to create value for our customers, stockholders and employees, while also strengthening the company’s earning power. We are committed to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities. Employees with a passion for innovation enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer. All this goes to make up our purpose, which is, Science For a Better Life.

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Since 1996, children around the world have benefited from the Nutty Scientists™ method for learning through experimentation, participation, and most of all – fun!
Nutty Scientists™ South Africa was launched in February 2015 and have since then been privileged to have impacted over 30 thousand children with our wonderful wacky science lessons, workshops and shows.
Through our revolutionary methodology and programs, which span many areas of science, sustainability and general life education, we teach scientific concepts in a way that children understand and remember.
Our aim is to impact children throughout South Africa from all backgrounds and to encourage children to explore and pursue Science and STEM subjects in a fun and interactive way.
Building relationships with schools, N.P.O.’s and Corporate South Africa, lies at the heart of what we do as this enables us to maintain a sustainable and continuous roadmap in order to engage with learners in a meaningful manner.

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SAP SE is the world’s largest business software company – founded in 1972 and headquartered in Waldorf, Germany. SAP is at the centre of today’s technology revolution. The market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps organisations fight the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition. SAP Africa, subsidiary of SAP SE began business operations in 1982, headquartered in Woodmead – Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

The SAP Young Thinkers community opens the world of SAP to younger students in schools, inspiring the next generation to pursue education and careers in STEM fields, and enabling them with skills including design thinking and coding.

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945.

The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans. The organisation plays a key role in supporting government’s programmes through directed research that is aligned with the country’s priorities, the organisation’s mandate and its science, engineering and technology competences.

Key issues that the CSIR seeks to address through various interventions include: creating a vibrant economy and employment opportunities; building a capable state that is able to consistently deliver high-quality services for all South Africans; contributing to the development of economic and social infrastructure like transport, energy, water resources and ICT networks.


The SAIMC is a voluntary association of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and is the voice and driving force behind the development of the Automation Industry Profession in Southern Africa, preparing its members to meet the challenges facing them due to the rapid changes taking place within and around the Automation Industry.

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The Tshwane University of Technology is one of the leading universities of its kind in Southern Africa. While the size and scope of this dynamic institution impress, the quality of its teaching, research and innovation, as well as community engagement, is what makes it really stand out.

As a discipline, architecture falls in the realm of creativity. It has its roots in both the arts and science. It demands a love for precision, geometry and order, as well as a passion for mystery, wonder and the unknown. Projects are usually a team effort. With lecturers who are experts in architecture, we commit to providing students with the best experience in architectural education and life skills in general.

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Chris Jordan is a multi-media artist based in Seattle. His work explores contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives, connecting the viewer viscerally to the enormity and power of humanity’s collective unconscious. Jordan’s work edge- walks the lines between beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, and the visible and the invisible, challenging us to look both inward and outward at the complex landscapes of our collective choices ( Jordan’s work reaches an increasingly broad international audience through his exhibitions, books, website, interviews on radio and television, and speaking engagements and school visits all over the world. He is currently involved in an international tour of his first feature film ALBATROSS, bringing to world the awareness and message of plastic pollution’s devastation effect on the albatrosses of Midway island (

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PAST, the Palaeontological Scientific Trust, is a Johannesburg-based public benefit organization that since 1994 has used the scientific evidence of our shared origins in Africa to benefit humankind’s future. PAST aims to inspire scientific curiosity among Africa’s youth, and to develop global scientific leadership by African origin scientists. PAST also uses the origin sciences as a powerful tool for building African dignity, and for promoting racial harmony, social cohesion and nature conservation. PAST pursues its mission by bringing together scientists, business, and government to raise and distribute support for education, research, and public awareness in the sciences related to our
origins (palaeontology, Stone Age archaeology, palaeo-anthropology and allied disciplines).

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