WHO WE ARE
An Overview of Sci-Bono
The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Southern Africa’s largest science centre, is affiliated to the Gauteng Department of Education to support maths, science and technology education and to help build to South Africa’s science, engineering and technology capacity. Sci-Bono is responsible for implementing the Gauteng Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Strategy.
Sci-Bono started as a partnership project of the Gauteng Department of Education and various private sector partners. Located in the historic Electric Workshop in the cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg, Sci-Bono annually receives hundreds of thousands of visitors to its a large collection of interactive science and technology exhibits and exhibitions. Sci-Bono also offers a broad programme of science and technology related events, activities and programmes for both the general public and the school community. Sci-Bono is now one of the most popular leisure and educational destinations in Gauteng.
Sci-Bono is a Non-Profit Company funded by its principal, the Gauteng Department of Education, It also benefits from grants and donations from donors in the broader public and private sector. Sci-Bono is also supported by various scientific and engineering bodies in industry and by the diplomatic community in South Africa.
Sci-Bono works towards achieving its vision and mission through the following goals:
Sci-Bono initiates, develops, implements, and evaluates various programmes to achieve its goals. All programmes have strategic objectives linked to the goals, core activities and intended results with targets, including indicators for core and non-core functions of the organisation.
Donations to Sci-Bono are approved as tax deductible in terms of Section 18A of the Act. PBO reference: 930014449
Sci-Bono is registered as a non-profit organisation.
NPO Registration: 056-334-NPO
The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is registered as a not-for-profit company in terms of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008.
Sci-Bono is registered as a public benefit organisation in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962.
1. Acquisition of science knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
2. Application of science knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
3. Developing new products and services that improve the quality of life for all South Africans.
4. Innovating and competing in the global world of science.