Western Cape Science boffins awarded at Eskom Expo International Science Fair
10 October 2019
The 2019 Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF), held in Boksburg from 24 to 27 September 2019, concluded with a number of upcoming young scientists winning bursaries to further their education while others won massive cash prizes.
Eskom Expo Executive Director, Parthy Chetty said: “ISF 2019 has yet again astounded us with the innovation coming from bright young learners across South Africa and Africa. It is very reassuring to award over R13 million worth of awards from various sponsors and partners, who join hands with Eskom Expo to help solve some of the country’s problems, by creating future scientists and engineers.”
Iqra Faki from Star College Cape Town Sybrand Park Campus won the best female award and a gold medal as senior winner in the Mathematics category for her project “Fractal Exploration: The 3-dimensional Koch snowflake”.
The overall medal tally for Western Cape learners included eleven gold, 20 silver, 13 bronze and five highly commended awards.
The following learners were Category winners:
Hannah Bowles, Grade 9, Elkanah House High School, Automated Cardiac Compressions (Junior Category: Biomedical Sciences)
Alexander White and Joel Hunt, Grade 10, Rondebosch Boys HS, Tumikia Service Delivery App (Senior Category: Computer Sciences & Software Development
Iqra Faki, Grade 12, Star College Cape Town Sybrand Park Campus, Fractal Exploration: The 3-dimensional Koch snowflake (Senior Category: Mathematics)
André Toerien and Zuhayr Halday, Grade 10, Rondebosch Boys HS, School uniforms – a silent killer? (Senior Catogory: Physics, Astronomy & Space Sciences)
Phillip van der Merwe, Grade 9, Outeniqua HS, On – The – Field (Junior Category: Computer Sciences & Software Development)
Xavier Vorster, Grade 7, Lochnerhof PS, Determine the most effective method of drying a rugby ball (Junior Category: Physics, Astronomy & Space Science)
Patrovsky Adams, Grade 9, Nieuwoudt PS, Double Trouble (Junior Category: Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Talja Smit, Grade 11, Hopefield HS, H2O-K (Senior Category: Earth Sciences
“On behalf of Eskom, Western Cape Operating Unit, I would like to congratulate all the participants and winners of Eskom ISF 2019. We are exceptionally proud of your accomplishments and for reaching milestones from the regionals to the nationals. Eskom and the country need students to become great engineers, scientists, writers and thinkers - and inspire a generation. You are the forerunners of your generation. Well done!” said Alwie Lester, General Manager, Western Cape Operating Unit.