The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is business Unit of the National Research Foundation.
|National Youth Service Programme|
The Government of the Republic of South Africa adopted a National Youth Service implementation framework in March 2007. One of the objectives of the initiative is to give young people opportunities to develop skills through volunteering. Since the launch, there has been an increase in various government departments’ involvement. The Department of Science & Technology (DST) being one of the participants.
On behalf of DST, SAASTA is inviting unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology graduates to apply to volunteer their services at different host institutions that are currently participating in the YSP2 nationally. This will grant our youth an opportunity to strengthen and develop their skills, thus preparing and exposing them to the working environment.
For more information, on how to take part on the programme, click on relevant links below: