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01/08/2017

As part of the road to National Science Week, the University’s Faculty of Science has been hosting Pre-launch events together with DST and NRF/SAASTA.

On 29 July, the Faculty of Science, the National Department of Science and Technology and the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement hosted a 5km fun run on the University’s Missionvale Campus to promote National Science Week. Around 500 staff members, students and members of the community came out to support the event.

The aim of this event was to promote health awareness and included tests for diabetes, blood pressure and heart monitoring. The fun run/walk under the theme “Touring the human body” culminated in an interactive talk with human physiologists, health professionals and students.

Along the route, participants could stop for a physiological tests and receive health information and questions relating to science in general. The top three finishers in the children’s, women’s and men’s categories received prizes. 

National Science Week will be launched at the University’s Missionvale Campus on Saturday, 5 August and will run for the week.

PICTURE: STAFF, STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AT FUN RUN/WALK IN MISSIONVILLE CAMPUS.

Contact information
Ms Zandile Mbabela
Media Manager
Tel: 0415042777
Zandile.Mbabela@mandela.ac.za