Eager to continue to Ignite Conversations about Science and to build on the success of the first Science Forum South Africa (held in December 2015) the South African Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the second Science Forum South Africa during 8-9 December 2016. The Forum will again serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface. The 2016 Forum will have a specific focus on the social sciences and humanities, as well as the role of science in Africa’s development. SFSA2016 are calling for thematic session proposals for the Forum. The deadline for the submission of proposals is Friday, 15 July 2016.