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FameLab is one of the longest running science communication competitions in the world, with over 30 participating countries globally. 

It is an exciting initiative to find new voices in science, technology, engineering, maths and innovation (STEMI). While it takes the format of a competition, it is primarily a development initiative. For many participants, it is their first exposure to science communication and presenting to a public audience outside their science community. If you’d like to get an idea of the nature of the competition, here is a link to video clips of the talks of the 2017 FameLab finalists: For more information about FameLab, go to

Please send your nominations to Lithakazi Masilela (, Mooniq Rowan (, Nicole Jacobs ( and Zenande Bidli ( by the 6th of April 2018 to secure a space. Please note the FameLab team cannot cover any transport costs for participants. Please include the following information:



Date of Birth:

Discipline / Field of expertise:

Place of work:

Email address:

Telephone number:


We look forward to igniting conversations about science!

Yours faithfully,

Nelson Mandela University & The FameLab South Africa Team