SA learners win big at Beijing Science Competition
10 July 2019
Young scientists who would like to emulate the achievement of four teenage South Africans who competed and won second prizes in their respective categories at the 39th Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition (BYSCC) are encouraged to enter the regional rounds of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.
Phoebe Mgxaji, till last year from Macassar Secondary School and currently in Curro Sitari, Liyema Tyutu from Engcobo, Eastern Cape and Ilané du Plessis and Ansonel du Toit from Pretoria flew the South African flag high in Beijing.
The young female scientists previously showcased their science projects at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair (ISF) in October 2018, and won their place to represent South Africa in the Beijing competition. All four impressed judges with their ingenuity, depth of knowledge and mastery of inquiry methodology.
Parthy Chetty, Eskom Expo Executive Director said, “Eskom Expo for young scientists provides a platform for young scientists like these four girls, to pursue their passion in science. They have competed among the best in the world and have won. This is a stark reminder to all young learners that if you want to be successful in life, pursue your dreams and take advantage of opportunities like Eskom Expo.”
Lyndon Manas, Western Cape Provincial Coordinator, said learners can enter their projects in the regional rounds of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientist.
The closing date for learners in the Eden Karoo District is Friday, 12 July 2019 while those competing in Cape Town must enter by Thursday, 18 July 2019.