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Science Expo Award 



Eskom Expo for Young Scientists


The focus of the Eskom Expo is on education and creating awareness of the importance of science and mathematics in future educational opportunities and career choices. Eskom Expo seeks to encourage learners to develop projects that have been well researched, are original, innovative and that can possibly be utilized to better our country. Together with the Department of Science and Technology, Eskom strives to develop an enabling environment for the public understanding of science and technology, as well as to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and technology.


The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists science fair is one of the most prestigious events in the science and technology calendar of South Africa among primary, junior secondary and secondary schools. Once a year, the cream of South Africa's young scientists gather in Pretoria to share ideas and compete for medals and prizes at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. Learners initially participate in 27 regional Expos, after which 450 projects are selected to participate in the National Finals, held annually in October. The projects displayed are from 24 categories in the field of science and technology. The award includes prize money to the pupil(s) and the school.


2017:    Not awarded

2016:    Janico Snyman, Middelburg Secondary School (Eastern Cape)

2015:    Not awarded

2014:    Not awarded

2013:    Carmen Malan, Bloemhof Hoër Meisieskool, Stellenbosch

2012:    Not awarded

2011:    Francois Slabbert, Hoërskool Waterkloof, Monumentpark, Pretoria.

2010:    Christine Popich, Laerskool Elarduspark, Pretoria

2009:    Matthew Kinghorn, Egerton Primary School

2008:    Not awarded

2007:    Megan Riddin, Victoria Girls High School, Grahamstown

2006:    Francois Olivier, Frans du Toit High School, Phalaborwa

2005:    Camille Castelyn, Anton van Wouw Primary School 

2004:    Samantha McIntosh, Cornwall Hill College


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