Annual nationwide examination to enrich and deepen the candidates’ appreciation for the English language and its literature.
Candidates are required to read and study a text that is compiled each year and are then tested on the content. The exam requires a critical, intelligent, individual responses to the given works.
The aim is to enrich and deepen the candidates’ appreciation for the English language and its literature.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.saenglisholympiad.org.za/
Seeking the best publishable potential, quality of theoretical/empirical work able contribute in it is making to South African/African sociology.
To showcase South Africa’s top emerging sociologists at the university level.
For more information visit the official site at https:// www.sasaonline.org.za
The South African Championships of Performing Arts is the only official national competition for both novice and experienced performers, and includes Acting, Dance. Vocal Instrumental, Modelling, Variety Acts,
There will be three (3) rounds of Competition:
Provincial Round – Provincial Auditions
National Round – South Africa Championships of Performing Arts
International Round – World Championships of Performing Arts
The time limit for competition at the first two (2) rounds will be 90 seconds – the final round of Competition at the World Championships of Performing Arts, your time limit will ONLY be one (1) minute.
To offer local performers a local competition with a chance to eventually compete on the world stage.
For more information visit the official site at https://sacopa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Official-Semi-Final-Audition-Round-2020.pdf
A number of multiple choice questions where teams have to simultaneously answer between four possible responses.
The quiz is run as a knock-out event. Teams of four grade 7 learners per school enter, with each participating school being allowed to field one team. Many schools run internal quizzes with teams of four learners competing to be the team that eventually represents their school in the inter-schools quiz.
The objective of this competition is to contribute to the improvement of awareness, interest, understanding, and insight into basic astronomy, as well as, build an appreciation of and pride in South Africa’s history of science activity and achievements, amongst others.
For more information visit the official site at http://do-astroquiz.saao.ac.za
21.1km (13.1 miles)
Easter Saturday, April
Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands
UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch
Self-development through sport on many levels including health and fitness, psychological wellbeing, social interaction.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/events/half-marathon/
Annual schools engineering competition
A wide range of categories to choose from designing a classroom to building a car driven by rubber bands and a ping pong ball launcher. A school may send a team to partake in every category. Due to time constraints on that day, only one team per competition per school will be allowed.
To make learners aware of the possibilities in engineering, reaffirm the importance of good grades in Mathematics and Physical Science and ensure learners perceive engineering as an exciting and rewarding profession that is worth pursuing.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.tut.ac.za/faculties/engineering/competitions
Fashion design competition
Learners must design a garment making use of used waste recyclable material such as used paper, plastic, cans and cardboard.
No bought or new material will be accepted.
Examples of unacceptable materials include new cloth, new hessian and new, unused plastic bags.
As it is a fashion show, participants must model their creations during Sasol Techno X 2019.
To encourage learners to create a fashion garment making use of used waste recyclables and so become aware of the importance of recycling, aimed at increasing environmental awareness.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.sasoltechnox.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Fashion-Show-Leaflet-2019.pdf
A fine arts competition in three age categories with themes to be announced in due course.
Each learner must create an original 2D artwork depicting Science, Maths or Technology.
The artwork must be based on the theme ‘Dream. Explore. Become’.
The theme must be interpreted as creatively as possible.
Any medium or combination of mediums may be used.
Two winners per grade will be identified
Encourage your learners to create artwork that reflects the theme ‘DREAM. EXPLORE. BECOME.’
For more information visit the official site at https://www.sasoltechnox.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/National-Art-Competition-Leaflet-2019.pdf
Computer programming and coding contest
Schools select to take part online or offline
In the case of online participation, the Computer Olympiad office will send the required number of logins for the number of learners entered. The Olympiad computers do the marking (no marking for the teacher) and the results are sent to schools.
Identify, encourage and reward computer aptitude
Promote and encourage computer studies
Create an awareness of career opportunities in ICT
For more information visit the official site at http://www.olympiad.org.za/
Inter-school math contest
Consist of written papers for individuals in various age-group categories in a qualifying round and finals. Only teachers need to register not individual school learners. Schools can enter as many students as they like.
To encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and expose communities to these fields of study. Wits believe that Mathematics is the foundation upon which all disciplines rely.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.wits.ac.za/maths-competition
Creative writing contest
Write a titled essay of 1 000 - 2 000 words on one of a short list of topics
To inspire creative writing giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate their writing talents The ability to think critically. Helping learners to express thoughts clearly and logically on paper.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.royalsocietysa.org.za
A premier performing arts competition for individuals, small and large groups
It is an inclusive competition platform presented annually for talented youths, adjudicated by members of the Adjudicators’ Forum.
The Eisteddfod showcases top young talent but more importantly as a platform for performing arts it has a positive impact on the personal growth of all its participants, irrespective of skill level and participants develop confidence and belief in themselves.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.eisteddfod.co.za
Maths problems written in test format individually
The first round is written in March. The junior division consists of separate papers for grades 8 and 9 and the senior division of one paper for grades 10 to 12. Each paper consists of 20 questions with multiple-choice answers and learners have one hour to complete the paper. Each school is provided with the solutions. For this round, the teachers mark.
Learner’s critical thinking ability is improved and the discovery and validation of problem-solving methods are developed through the SAMO questions.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.samf.ac.za
Maths problem-solving assessments written in test format
Working in groups to solve maths problems, which are scored and rewarded at a prize-giving
The objectives of the competition are:
To popularise mathematics among high schools in Western Cape
To raise awareness among both learners and teachers that mathematics is a subject that is enjoyable and accessible for all
For more information visit the official site at http://www.uctmathscompetition.org.za
Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and educate Americans about their countries and cultures.
Very specific to Islam and wanting to create experiences across faith to ensure tolerance for other religions.
Program provides scholarships for high school students (ages 15-17 years) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend up to one academic year in the United States.
Programme runs in the US, selected states and cities.
For more information visit the official site at http:// www.yesprogams.org
During the exchanges, students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team-building exercises, meetings with community leaders.
Getting to know the US and culture and being able to share S.A. specific information to build inclusivity and global understanding of world problems.
The Youth Leadership Program fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.
For more information visit the official site at https://www.nelsonmandelachildrensfund.com/youth-leadership.html
Learners critically engage on relevant issues
Learners get together one Saturday a month to discuss, debate, present on various topics (politics, global issues, sustainability, race, culture etc.)
To define and actuate the South Africa in which they would like to live
For more information visit the official site at http://www.gibs.co.za
Training for leadership and personal development
Delivered in 3 parts: training for 5 days, project implementation for 9 months and final celebration
Builds leadership, entrepreneurial and project management skills
For more information visit the official site at http://www.enke.co.za
Green Automotive Engineering Contest
The Sasol Solar Challenge is a biennial competition. Teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa.
To encourage young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – and to promote sustainable motoring.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.solarchallenge.org.za
Students enter individually or as teams.
The owner of the idea or business must originally be the student. Co-ownership with non-students or any others is allowed.
To identify the top student entrepreneurs at each university, invite investment into this cohort of start-ups to grow the next generation of business leaders.
For more information visit the official site at https://edhe.co.za/enter-your-business/