Apr 28, 2021

South African Programming Olympiad

  • Crimson Education
  • South Africa
Competition Skill Building


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/

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

Annual Event

Age Range

No specific age indicated


Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded at a national ceremony to the top six finalists.

Participation Cost

No cost to enter

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Learners must know how to code / write computer programs

Time Commitment

One week in August, a day for Round 2 in September and the Finals over a weekend early in October