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.

Vision STATEMENT

To be a world-class Science Centre capacitated to assist in instilling a culture of science and technology, acquiring science knowledge, skills and attitudes; applying this acquired science knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop and innovate new products and services that uplift the quality of life of all South Africans; and using the innovated products and services to compete in the global world of science.

 

 

Mission STATEMENT

It is the mission of Sci-Bono, therefore, to assist people in South Africa by instilling a culture of science and technology by providing a unique platform to explore and understand the world of science; acquisition of science knowledge, skills and attitudes; application of science knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop and innovate new products and services that uplift the quality of life of all South Africans; and using the innovated products and services to compete in the global world of science.

STRATEGIC GOALS

Sci-Bono works towards achieving its vision and mission through the following goals:

 

  1. Build a competent society in the world of science.
  2. Develop and strengthen strong internal systems and controls.
  3. Improve and strengthen financial viability and sustainability.
  4. Build strong research and development (R&D) capacity.
  5. Improve organisational sustainability.

 

To achieve these goals, Sci-Bono initiates, develops, implements and evaluate a wide range of programmes that have strategic objectives linked to the goals, core activities, and intended results with targets and 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.

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.

 

 

 

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