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.

Vision and Goals

Sci-Bono envisions a society with the capacity to compete in the global world of science and technology and that is equipped with the skills, attitudes and values needed to improve the quality of life of all South Africans.




Sci-Bono works towards achieving this vision through the following goals:

Improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and technology in Gauteng


Providing career education to learners in Gauteng


Promoting and improving public awareness of and engagement with science, engineering and technology.



To achieve these goals, Sci-Bono implements a wide range of activities and exhibitions for learners, teachers and the general public, at its facilities in Newtown and through an extensive outreach programme in schools throughout Gauteng.



Sci-Bono’s mission is to support and enhance the delivery of effective mathematics, science, technology and career education in Gauteng schools and to improve awareness of, interest in and engagement with all aspects of science, engineering and technology in youth and the general public.



The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is registered as a not-for-profit company in terms of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008.

Registration: 2004/010183/08



Sci-Bono is registered as a public benefit organisation in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962.



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