2023 Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF) finalists

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists is excited to announce the brightest young minds who will be competing at the prestigious 2023 Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF) at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Boksburg from 3 to 6 October 2023.

These exceptional finalists represent the future of scientific innovation, and their dedication and hard work have earned them a place among the country’s top young scientists.

The finalists have demonstrated exceptional talent and passion for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI). Their innovative projects cover a wide range of topics, from environmental conservation to cutting-edge technology solutions, and promise to have a positive impact on our world.

Here are the extraordinary young scientists who will be competing for top honours at this year’s Eskom Expo ISF:



  1. Bea-Marie Meyer from Bloemhof Girls High School
  2. Casper Wepener from Paul Roos Gimnasium
  3. Chrissa Worship from Rhenish Girls High School
  4. Demira Ramjugernath from Rhenish Primary School
  5. Francis Lukusa Tshizubu from Parow High School
  6. Gayathri Haneesh from Curro Durbanville
  7. Gordon Daniels from Spark Blue Downs
  8. Heidi Oosthuizen from Lochnerhof Laerskool
  9. Isabel Lutz from Bloemhof Girls High School
  10. Jessica Visser from Protea Heights Academy
  11. Louis Donaggi from Curro Durbanville
  12. Mieke Groenewald from Lochnerhof Laerskool
  13. Mienke Engelbrecht from Lochnerhof Laerskool
  14. Mujaahid Gaidien from Spurwing Primary School
  15. Rohan van Loggerenberg from Paul Roos Gimnasium
  16. Steffan Thielen from Paul Roos Gimnasium
  17. Storme Mulder from Malibu Secondary School

Eden Karoo

  1. Abigail Marais from Punt High School
  2. Abrie van As from Oakdale School
  3. Johannes Jacobs from Outeniqua High School
  4. Mian Hurter from Curro Mossel Bay

Cape Town

  1. Rebecca Hirst from St Cyprians
  2. Kira King from St Cyprians
  3. Dillon le Roux from Parel Vallei High School
  4. Zachary Gibbon from Wynberg Boys High School
  5. Muzzamil Solomon from Wynberg Boys High School
  6. Taya Pather from Parklands College Senior School
  7. Erin Meyer from Herschel
  8. Cate Lea from Herschel
  9. Aadil Dawood from Bishops
  10. Matthew Collier-Reed from Pinelands High School
  11. Athra Toffar from Pinelands High School
  12. Saleha Hamied from Star College Cape Town
  13. Zariah Parker from Star College Cape Town
  14. Saadiyah Royker from Star College Cape Town
  15. Liam Baruch from Herzlia
  16. Neha Ambekar from International School of Cape Town

West Coast

  1. Eunique Africa from Vredenburg High School
  2. Thiedu du Preez from Vredenburg High School
  3. Thinus Moolman from Hopefield High School
  4. Armand Potgieter from Curro Langebaan
  5. Nina Schwartz from Hopefield High School



  1. Luke Delport from St Patrick’s CBC
  2. TC Markgraaff from De Aar High School
  3. Leandro de Carvalho from De Aar High School
  4. Grace Moyo from St Patrick’s CBC
  5. Cady Govender from Northern Cape High School
  6. Welmy Erasmus from De Aar High School


  1. Adriaan Opperman from Curru Kathu
  2. Alani Voigtn from Curru Kathu
  3. Petrus Kampher from Curru Kathu


  1. Shane Lottering from Carnarvon High
  2. Jean Pierre Jansen from Carnarvon High
  3. Elizabeth Augus from Boesmanland High School
  4. Deslin Van Wyk from Boesmanland High School


Gert Sibande

  1. Zante Venter from Hoërskool Secunda
  2. Anina Joubert from Hoërskool Secunda
  3. Elzeri Nieuwoudt from Hoërskool Secunda
  4. Ameera Ibrahim from Curro Secunda
  5. Zaynab Rajab from Curro Secunda
  6. Khayelihle Mthombeni from Sasolia Primary School
  7. Tsiko Tshaduli from Sasolia Primary School
  8. Kagiso Phala from Kiriyatswane Secondary School
  9. Ashani Fredrick from Curro Secunda
  10. Zene van Heerden from Hoërskool Oosterland
  11. Hana Bhorat from Curro Secunda
  12. Jean- Roux Flack from Curro Secunda


  1. Cavin Makamo from Suikerland Secondary School
  2. Haley Nicole Cussons from Nelspruit Hoërskool
  3. Itumeleng Fundama from Mahhushe Agriculture High School
  4. Kari Bekker from Komartipoort Academy
  5. Amani Nomani from Nelspruit Primary School
  6. Mapule Mabaso from Sikhwahlane Secondary School
  7. Adymn Kapp from Penryn College
  8. Nombuso Shabangu from Mbhudula Secondary School
  9. Ciara Mlangeni from Sitintile Secondary School
  10. Felicity Sindane from Lihawu Secondary School


  1. Humaira Osman from Middelburg Muslim School
  2. Madison Cooke from Middelburg Primary school
  3. Gugulethu Libambo from Mphanama Secondary School
  4. Yuvaraj Caden Naidoo from Middelberg Primary school
  5. Ntsako Mashaba from Mapala Combined School
  6. Samkelisiwe Mbamba from Mareleng Primary School
  7. Andiswa Mabuza from Witbank High School
  8. Amukelani Manabe from Middelburg Primary School
  9. Rinae Mudau from Greendale School
  10. Londiwe Shabangu from Alex Benjamin Secondary School


  1. Anita Manzini from Acorn Oaks Comprehensive
  2. Christina Calivitis from Lydenburg Hoërskool
  3. Paul Grobler from Laerskool Lydenburg
  4. Barend Kilian from Laerskool Lydenburg
  5. Phomelelo Malaza from Mashishing Secondary
  6. Karen Nkosi from Skhila Secondary School
  7. Nonhle Nkosi from Skhila Secondary School
  8. Davison Muchenje from Thaba Chweu Boarding
  9. Simphiwe Mogola from Lydenburg Hoërskool
  10. Benjamin Joubert from Laerskool Lydenburg



  1. Luhandre Opperman from Martie Du Plessis
  2. Simthembile Hlehliso from Senakangwedi
  3. Kabelo Sekoere from Senakangwedi
  4. Georgia Ioannides from Eunice Primary
  5. Uminam Odufuwa from Eunice Primary
  6. Jana Swanepoel from Oranje Meisieskool Primêr
  7. Khanya Klip from St Bernards High School
  8. Khosholo Sello from Kagisho Comprehensive Secondary School
  9. Jaco Deysel from High School Jim Fouche


  1. Nyakallo Mbongo from Welkom-Gimnasium
  2. Karmini Visser from Welkom-Gimnasium
  3. Noor Fatima from Welkom-Gimnasium
  4. Calista Gerber from Welkom-Gimnasium
  5. Micaela Sardinha from St. Andrew’s Welkom
  6. Kganyo Makapane from Hentie Cilliers Hoërskool


  1. Matie Diabaye from New Horizon College Harrismith
  2. Karabo Ledibane from New Horizon College Harrismith
  3. Jana Filmater from Harrismith High School
  4. Asheera Osman from Ladybrand High School
  5. Almaré Coffee from Ladybrand Primary
  6. Krish Patel from Hoërskool Harrismith
  7. Nthati Moloi from Hoërskool Harrismith
  8. Darren Chen from Ladybrand Primary School
  9. Sowaibah Ali from Ficksburg High School


KwaZulu-Natal Far North

  1. Banele Madiba from Mtubatuba High School
  2. Victor Chigwede from Sodwana Bay Primary School
  3. Monica Mandisa Madiba from Nkombane Primary School
  4. Tawananyasha Zvomuya from Ondini High School
  5. John Hamilton from Khethani Christian School
  6. Sqiniseko Mpontshane from Mandla Mthethwa School of Excellence
  7. Sanele Ndlela from Mlokothwa High School
  8. Tsholofelo Dlamini from Sawoti Primary School

KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

  1. Lindelwa Maboko from Grantham Park Primary
  2. Phumzile Nhleko from Mjabuliseni Secondary School
  3. Sindiswa Nene from Mjabuliseni Secondary School
  4. Snqobile Cele from Imizikayifani Primary School
  5. Ayandiswa Mzamo from Arboretum Primary School
  6. Derrick Murehwa from Aquadene High School
  7. Nomaswazi Ngubane from Nkosithandile High School
  8. Anele Bhengu from Umdlamfe High School

Northern KwaZulu-Natal

  1. Husna Docrat from St Dominics Newcastle Curro Select
  2. Lepudi Ntuli from Ladysmith Secondary School
  3. Sbusisiwe from Ntuli from Ladysmith Secondary School
  4. Hamzah Ismail from St Dominics Newcastle Curro Select
  5. Kaveer Singh from Newcastle High School
  6. Abdool Kader Sader from Ladysmith High School
  7. Zahra Karrim from Newcastle High School
  8. Nehal Ramgolam from Dundee High School
  9. Ezabenguni Makhanya from Colenso Primary School

Southern KwaZulu-Natal

  1. Thandokuhle Msabala from Injabulo Primary School
  2. Takudzwa Mhonda from Little Flower Combined
  3. Nkosentle Tshabalala from Dulati Combined School
  4. Alizwa Sobuza from Port Shepstone Secondary School
  5. Syamthanda Ndlovu from Shonkweni Primary School
  6. Langelihle Mbizane from Sizisizwe High School

KwaZulu-Natal Central

  1. Ashveer Lutchman from Star College Durban
  2. Ian Moodley from Hopeville Primary School
  3. Rishendran Naidoo from Earlington Secondary School
  4. Amira Allee from Raisethorpe Secondary School
  5. Vardhan Raychand Maharaj from Star College Durban
  6. Deann Alam from Tyburn Primary School
  7. Akeel Singh from Star College Durban
  8. Kieyara Ramdhani from Avoca Secondary School
  9. Thamyka Naidoo from Umkomaas Secondary
  10. Libongwe Mazibuko from Anton Lembede MST Academy
  11. Luthando Mosala from Meadowlands Technical School
  12. Theneha Chetty from Parkside Primary School
  13. Kimaya Thoolsiram from Parkside Primary School
  14. Lusanda Mthembu from Anton Lembede MST Academy
  15. Smangaliso Khumalo from Anton Lembede MST Academy


East London

  1. Kiyara Swartbooi, grade 11 at Port Rex Technical High
  2. Siyanda Ngwenya, grade 11 at Richard Varha High School
  3. Sihle Hloyi, grade 11 at Richard Varha High School
  4. Zwelandile Nombombo, Grade 6 at St John’s Road Primary School


  1. Somila Gqoli from Model Private School
  2. Sandise Lingani from Thomas Ntaba Secondary School
  3. Daniel Owusu from Umtata High School
  4. Samiya Waza from Umtata High School
  5. Sobulumko Nkohla from Khanyisa High School
  6. Amange Ovayo Ndonyela from Khanyisa High School


  1. Savanna Renaud from Kingswood College
  2. Rutendo Chakona from Victoria Girls High School
  3. Mairi van Schoor from Victoria Girls High School
  4. Conre Henning from PJ Olivier High School
  5. Buhle Diniso from Port Alfred High School
  6. Alutha Botha from Nombulelo Secondary School
  7. Daniel Czeredrecki-Schmidt from Graeme College

Port Elizabeth

  1. Zak Olivier from Pearson High School
  2. Unathi Dodi from Ethembeni Enrichment Centre
  3. Mpo Mketho from Ndzondelelo High School
  4. Mitchelle Chininga from Alexander Road High School
  5. Zahrah Davids from Al Azhar Institute
  6. Soyama Dayimani from Ndzondelelo High School
  7. Rikyle Jordan from Paterson High School
  8. Ruhi Doorgapershad from Theodor Herzle Primary
  9. Drazene Chansen from Paterson High School
  10. Matthew Browne from Grey Boys Junior
  11. Micha Booysen from Paterson High School
  12. Sara Laher from Al Azhar Institute



  1. Fariha Ally from Nur-Ul-Imaan Muslim School
  2. Het Patel from Zinniaville Secondary School
  3. Reneilwe Lebogo from Ntolo High School
  4. Samuel Rapodile from Ntolo High School
  5. Mikaeel Dada from Nur-Ul-Imaan Muslim School
  6. Omphemetse Sekgaile from Gabonewe Secondary School
  7. Tsebo Mabitle from Mmamogwai Secondary School
  8. Fareeha Bhaimia from Nur-Ul-Imaan Muslim School
  9. Witness Itumeleng Nkge from Gabonewe Secondary School
  10. Lethabo Molobi from Zinniaville Secondary School

Dr Kenneth Kaunda

  1. Melokutlhe Ndimane from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  2. Phetogo Bele from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  3. Hallié Davids from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  4. Mukonazwothe Matsila from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  5. Rievkah Boardman from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  6. Unathi Malo from Tiragalo Secondary School
  7. Diya Zacaria from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  8. Thuto Raphiri from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  9. Reatlegile Mampe from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  10. Temilade Adejinmi from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  11. Luhan Erwee from Hoërskool Schoonspruit
  12. Kanelo Mathabe from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom
  13. Lebogang Modise from The High School for the Girls Potchefstroom

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

  1. Leatile Senwedi from Sacred Heart Primary School
  2. Peloyame Mphatwe from Sacred Heart Primary School
  3. Kamogelo Motsoeneng from Mankuroane Technical High School
  4. Karabo Lehutso from Pinagare High School
  5. Nolofatso Mothibedi from Tong Comprehensive School
  6. Karabo Nkomo from Tong Comprehensive School
  7. Onthatile Molalae from Gabobidiwe High School
  8. Maikano Senye from PH Moeketsi Agricultural School

Ngaka Modiri Molema

  1. Jacques Melan Vlaming from Curro Academy Mahikeng
  2. Oabile Mogami from Borothamadi Primary School
  3. Keamogetse Monnana from Ramotshere High School
  4. Thapelo Montsho from Ikalafeng Primary School
  5. Ntando Machiza from Onkabetse Thuto Secondary School
  6. Nhlanhla Machiza from Onkabetse Thuto Secondary School
  7. Tumisang Hofman from Golfview Secondary School
  8. Katlego Mokoto from Ramatu High School
  9. Mayank Patel from Mafikeng High School
  10. Takudzwa Sithole from Mafikeng High School
  11. Onalenna Leburu from Mogakolodi-Masibi Secondary School
  12. Ontshiametse Letsatsi from Tlhomeso Primary School



  1. Lebo Seepane from Namakgale Primary School
  2. Ndzaka Siweya from Khanyisa Education Centre
  3. Rifumo Matukane from Khanyisa Education Centre
  4. Kurhula Mashele from Khanyisa Education Centre
  5. Nikiwe Baloyi from Khanyisa Education Centre
  6. Ntokozo Nkuna from Khanyisa Education Centre
  7. Musa Mabunda from Khanyisa Education Centre
  8. Dzunisa Trust Chauke from Khanyisa Education Centre
  9. Angel Flora Moswedi from All Saints College
  10. Kamogelo Maleto from Relebogile High School
  11. Delight Mhlongo from Mbhetsa Academy
  12. Ntshovelo Malungani from Mbhetsa Academy
  13. Timheho Shilowa from Nyiko Primary School
  14. Anna Kurian from Kingfisher Private School
  15. Aman Pati from Kingfisher Private School
  16. Vivek Pauly from Kingfisher Private School


  1. Kholofelo Machaka from DG Tsebe
  2. Karabo Mokwele from Mashao-Mabusha
  3. Karabo Mogale from Ramogabudi
  4. Matome Kgathi from Potgietersrus Comprehensive School
  5. Lethabo Mofomme from Phaladingoe Technical High
  6. Kegorapetse Sengwane from Maope Secondary School
  7. Mmasechaba Majadibodu from Mabalane Seleka Technical High
  8. Oratile Matabologa from Mabalane Seleka Technical High


  1. Raymond Ngoepe from Harry Oppenheimer
  2. Tshegofatso Lediga from Bokamoso Senior Secondary School
  3. Malebo Maenetja from Bokamoso Senior Secondary School
  4. Tumelo Ramokone from Northern Academy
  5. Jeffrey Kgopane from Leap Maths & Science
  6. Lesego Tau from Maremele Primary
  7. Keratile Tshehla from Leap Maths & Science
  8. Tiisetso Maila from Mathukana Secondary
  9. Lethabo Mashia from Leap Maths & Science


  1. Oripfa Muluvhu from Thinashaka Secondary School
  2. Ankinasaho Singo from Tshivhase Secondary School
  3. Mbulaheni Job Mahada from Dimani
  4. Lufuno Ralph Tshivhathi from Dimani
  5. Adivhaho Millicent Rantete from Kutama Secondary School
  6. Murangi Siphoro from Mbilwi Secondary School
  7. Thendo Mpho Lukhwareni from Mbilwi Secondary School
  8. Zwavhudi Mandiwana from Thengwe High School
  9. Joshua Sadiki from Hanyani Nkuzana High School



  1. Nombuso Ncube from Royal Schools Sky City
  2. Zané Brown from Riverlea Secondary School
  3. Kaio Thomas from Riverlea Secondary School
  4. Romé Harris from Riverlea Secondary School

Gauteng South

  1. Peace Ogunleye from Montanus Primary School
  2. Lerisha Erin Davids from Westbury Secondary School
  3. Nicholas Zhang from UJ Metropolitan Academy
  4. Zaahid Sader from UJ Metropolitan Academy
  5. Lebogang Mbatha from Carleton Jones High school
  6. Devotion Chiwasa from UJ Metropolitan Academy
  7. Reabetswe Mofokeng from Protea Glen Secondary
  8. Aadila Aliu Iyamah from UJ Metropolitan academy
  9. Tshepo Malinga from Protea Glen Secondary school
  10. Makaziwe Kiara Mankune from UJ Metropolitan Academy
  11. Rayyan Chilungo from UJ Metropolitan Academy
  12. Abdurrahman Irhuma from Nizamiye School Mayfair
  13. Abdul Hafiz Kemale from Nizamiye School Mayfair

Gauteng North

  1. Bokamoso Pitsi from Prestige College
  2. Alexander Niemann from Laerskool Lynnwood
  3. Erik Senekal from Die Hoërskool Menlopark
  4. Le Roux Van Wyk from Die Hoërskool Menlopark
  5. Pontsho Ramokgopa from Prestige College
  6. Liam Senekal from Laerskool Lynnwood
  7. Katiso Mphonyana Modiba from Phateng Secondary School
  8. Lerato Tanatswa Nyamvere from Thuto Bohlale Secondary School
  9. Musa Fortune Kama from Vukauzenzele Primary School
  10. Carmen Adams from Star College Pretoria
  11. Inge Higgins from Die Hoërskool Menlopark
  12. Amogelang Mampane from Soshanguve Automotive School of Specialisation
  13. Tshedimosetso Sefula from Pretoria Technical High School


  1. Keerthana Nair from Bryanston High School
  2. Alexia Hilton Smedmor from Parktown Girls High School
  3. Naledi Mogano from Bramley Primary School
  4. Likitha Chundru from Bryanston High School
  5. Danielle van der Westhuysen from Bryanston Parallel Medium School
  6. Larisa Puhaca from Bryneven Primary School
  7. Nicole Muchabaiwa from Parktown High School for Girls
  8. Christopher Galliard from King Edward VII Preparatory School
  9. Ting-Yun Wang from Bryneven Primary School
  10. Naveera Chana from British International Preparatory School
  11. Hunter Kellett from Laerskool Jan Celliers
  12. Retha Coetzee from Bryanston Parallel Medium
  13. Brandon de Greef from Crawford Ruimsig
  14. Giles Francis from King Edward VII Preparatory School
  15. Ismaail Hassen from Greenside High School
  16. Hade-Mari van Graan from Bryanston Parallel Medium


  1. Nteboheleng Lebopa from Sefate sa Bophelo English Medium High School
  2. Rethabile Setumo from Sefate sa Bophelo English Medium High School
  3. Tlholohelo Phamotse from St. Josephs
  4. Reitumetse Lekhera from New Millennium International High School


  1. Stanford Takundiswa Makwangwaidze from Zimbabwe Science Fair (ZRP High School)
  2. Tapiwanashe Paidamoyo Mhizha from Zimbabwe Science Fair (ZRP High School)


  1. David Kafui Afflu from Galaxy International School
  2. Gabriel Kwaku from Asante Presbyterian Boys Secondary


  1. Jasmine Nurul Izza Bachtiar from Menlopark School
  2. James Pieter Djibu from Menlopark School
  3. Elysia Vivienne Hermanto from SMP Little Sun School
  4. Karryn Nicole Lois Kantono from SMP Little Sun School
  5. Raihan Saputra from MAN 11 South Jakarta
  6. Qonita Kamila from MAN 11 South Jakarta


  1. Rubén Jared Aguilar from Conalep Mazatlán III
  2. Kareidi Jasmin Olivas from Conalep Mazatlán III


  1. Rihanna Lumba Peace Poniso from PK de Villiers Secondary School
  2. Likius Ngesheya from Suiderlig Secondary School
  3. Vilho Ashipala from Suiderlig Secondary School


  1. Maliki Nordine Jeque from Willow International School
  2. Liedson Heizen Guambe from Willow International School


  1. Sohan Tarigopula from The International School Bangalore


  1. Tuana Babacan from Buca Municipality Buca Science and Art Center
  2. Kagan Sayoglu from Buca Municipality Buca Science and Art Center
  3. Fatih Damar from Buca Municipality Buca Science and Art Center
  4. Güney Niyazier from Buca Municipality Buca Science and Art Center
  5. Can Gökmen from American Collegiate Institute


  1. Elizabeth Maua from Kenya Viyalo Secondary School
  2. Diporah Kamonya from Kenya Viyalo Secondary School


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