Scifest Africa is proud to host three talented inventors at this year’s National Science Festival that will take place in Grahamstown, from 8-14 March.A programme will run simultaneously in Uitenhage at the Nelson Mandela Bay Science and Technology Centre.Visitors to the festival have a chance to meet the 2016 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists winners, Bianka Reyneke, Andrea Blignaut and Charles Murray Hofmeyr, who will be giving lectures about their fantastic work. With this year’s festival exploring the theme “Tour de Science,” with reference to the UN declared International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, Andrea Blignaut and Charles Murray Hofmeyr have found a safe way to journey deep into the earth’s core to save lives. In a lecture titled Robot designed to access terrain inaccessible to humans, Blignaut and Hofmeyr explore their development of a robot to use for rescue missions in mining disasters. The festival promises fun and new experiences for everyone. The electronic programme will be available at www.scifest.org.za from 6 February 2017.