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Young scientists to compete in global competition


FOUR young scientists from South Africa will have the opportunity to showcase their scientific projects at the Indonesia International Science Technology and Engineering Competition (ISTEC) in Bali.

This student research competition seeks to identify innovative solutions to global problems.

The learners are Luke Boswell, in Grade 9 at Pearson High School in Port Elizabeth; Ndzhaka Mukela Siweya, Grade 12, of Khanyisa Learning Centre in Limpopo; Zariah Parker, Grade

10, of Star College Cape Town; and Matthew Crouch, Grade 10 of Paul Roos Gymnasium (PRG) in Stellenbosch.

They won the opportunity to present their research at the ISTEC while competing at the Eskom Expo International Science Fair which was held in December 2022. Research projects are being showcased at the competition from May 10 to 14.

Annami van Rooyen, the subject head of natural sciences at Paul Roos Gymnasium, said the school is incredibly proud of Matthew for his achievement.

“We are excited to see how young scientists are willing to put in the hard work, the extra hours, the tears and frustration in order to reach a dream.

“Matthew’s dream has now become a reality and we hope he enjoys every moment and comes back and inspires the future generations of young scientists,” she said.

André van Staden, the school rector at PRG, said the Expo gives a learner the opportunity to develop research skills and to grow and develop as a young scientist. “As a school we are proud that Matthew has excelled and has been given this unique opportunity to explore the scientific world even further,” he said.

Registration to take part in the Eskom Expo is open. One can register projects on the link:





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