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Mr Nyoni presents a model of DNA to students in labcoats. Behind him is a projection of a CRISPR/Cas9 powerpoint.

ABE is Presenting CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Technology during National Science Week

The theme for National Science Week 2023 is "Transforming lives through the evidence-based science”. National Science Week takes place annually in the first week of August and aims to engage students in STEM learning as part of the Science Engagement Strategy to develop a society that is knowledgeable about science, is scientifically literate and able to form opinions about science.


We are presenting at National Zoological Gardens

ABE South Africa showcases at the Biosciences awards highlighting new technologies in biotech, CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing technology, at the National Zoological Gardens on July 29th, 2023.

Mr Nyoni shakes hands with Mr Vanxa, a life sciences teacher from Cultura High School. Both men are smiling , Mr Nyoni presents ABE in front of a classroom of seated learners from Ekangala Engineering School of Specialisation in Mining.

Programme Manager Visited ABE Schools in Tshwane West

During the last week of July, the Programme Manager of ABE South Africa, Mr Zibusiso Nyoni, travelled to Tshwane West to engage with learners and teachers at ABE Schools. Mr Nyoni presented the Amgen Biotech Experience, its objectives and goals, and touched on some of the exciting topics in ABE.

Mr Nyoni introducing ABE to audience

ABE Presentation at the Biosciences Awards at the National Zoological Gardens

On Saturday, 29 July, the Programme Director introduced ABE to parents, learners and other stakeholders at the Biosciences Awards at the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria. A set of posters explaining CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology was displayed as part of the exhibits. 

The delegation from Amgen and the ABE South Africa Team

Discussing the Future of ABE South Africa with Amgen

The ABE South Africa team and the CEO of Sci-Bono, Prof. Pat Ntsobi had the honour of hosting representatives from Amgen South Africa, as well as Dr Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego, who came from California to engage with the team, at Sci-Bono on the 20th of July.