FameLab, a science communication competition, where youngsters passionate about science and scientific concepts, present their ideas on scientific concepts to the general audience within 3 minutes. This event took place on the 20th and 21st of February 2018 at the Centra university of Technology’s campus in the Free State, in collaboration with the university of the Free State, students had to talk about their research and experiments and how they can impact societies. UFS and CUT students completed against each other. Of the 18 contestants, two ladies came out on top and will be competing at the finals in April, they are Sylvia Mokuoane from CUT and Emmie Chiyindiko from the UFS. Their win also means that they will get traded by a Famelab accredited trainer, he will present a materials on science communication. As the semi-finalists they will be awarded book vouchers of R500 and stand a chance to win R5000 or R2000 if they become runner ups at the national level. The overall winner gets a all-expenses paid trip to participate in the international FameLab competition in June 2018. This competition presented by Famelab allows young science research students to develop their communications and presenting skills, gain confidence in their work and become role models and an inspiration to others and coming scientists and engineers also sharing the same passion as theirs in this field. “The impact of this competition on universities is that it enhances research, teaching and learning, it assists universities to demonstrate accountability, strengthens, brand visibility and identity. It also sensitises students to social and ethical issues while it motivates them to engage with the wider public, and augments their experiences and confidence levels”, said Ms Joanne Riley, Science editor in the science communication unit at SAASTA. Prof. Ngowi, deputy vice-chancellor: research innovation and engagement for  CUT stressed the importance of creating jobs and said, “Unemployment is our major challenge and it is your responsibility to start creating jobs through your ideas”.