Soapbox Science 2019 Cape Town

We are very excited to bring the Soapbox Science project to South Africa for the first time! We hope that the Cape Town event in 2019 will be just the first spark of a long series of events that will be hopefully organised next year in other corners of the Country. We have so many wonderful women in science in South Africa and it’s time for the public to meet them and Soapbox Science is just the best format to make this happen. We hope that our speakers and their passion will be an inspiration for the future generations of scientists.

Meet the Soapbox Science 2019 Cape Town local organising team.

For more details about the event and how to participate please follow us on social media! You can find us on Twitter: @SoapboxSciCT , Facebook: @SoapboxScienceCT and Instagram:@soapboxscience.ct

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  28th September 2019

LocationVictoria & Albert Waterfront

Time: 12:00-16:00

Volunteer with Soapbox Science Cape Town

Do you want to take part in the first edition of Soapbox Science Cape Town 2019? Apply to become a volunteer! The call is now open and is available here! It will close on September, 20th


The Cape Town edition of Soapbox Science is not possible without the support of our Institutions and partners:


Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine. The speakers and their discussion topics are:

Dr Edina Amponsah-Dacosta (@eddiedacosta2), Vaccines for Africa Initiative, University of Cape Town,Vaccines Are Us!”

Dr Kerryn Ashleigh Warren (@kerryn_warren), Dept of Archaeology, University of Cape Town, “There and back again: Excavating at Rising Star Caves”

Dr Natasha Ross (@NatashaUWC), Department of chemistry, University of the Western Cape It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude # Unlike protons, I don’t deal with negativity! :-)”

Dr. Bahareh Honarparvar, Durban University of Technology (DUT), The applications of biomodeling in real life”

Dr. Michelle Lochner (@doc__loc), African Institute for Mathematical Sciences/ South African Radio Astronomy Observatory “Mysteries of the universe unravelled by the rise of the machine”

Ms Mieke du Plessis (@the_patient_scientist), the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, University of Cape Town, Bugs and brains: how your microbes influence your mind”

Associate Professor Liesl Zuhlke (@lieslzuhlke), Red Cross war memorial children’s hospital,Peas, almonds and fists: saving children’s hearts”

Ms Zoliswa Nhleko (@rhinoecologist), Junior Scientist South African National Parks (SANParks), “White rhinos in a constantly changing world”

Dr Marise Heyns, Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town, CSI: Cool Science Interrogates”

Dr Natasha Karenyi (@Natasha_Karenyi), University of Cape Town, “What lies beneath the waves: small players on a large stage”

Ms Edith Phalane  (@EdithPhalane1), North-West University, “Keeping your heart healthy: five easy steps to follow”

Ms Harshna Jivan (@HershiesJ), School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, “At the centre of it all: The Atomic Nucleus”

Discover our 2019 speakers:

[print_gllr id=6713]