Eskom Expo ISF 2023 Special Award winners

Congratulations to the exceptional Special Award winners at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair (ISF) 2023. Generous sponsors awarded a number of prizes, including the following:

Siemens Pty Ltd awarded R150,000 worth of mobile projectors to the best-performing previously disadvantaged schools, along with individual certificates to the learners for winning on behalf of their school. The winners were:

  1. North West: Ramotshere High (Keamogetse Monnana)
  2. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Injabulo Primary (Thandokuhle Msabala)
  3. Gauteng: Riverlea Secondary (Zanè Brown & Romè Harris)
  4. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Shonkweni Primary (Syamthanda Ndlovu)
  5. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Dulati Combined School (Nkosentle Tshabalala)
  6. Eastern Cape: Thomas Ntaba Secondary School (Sandise Lingani)
  7. North West: Onkabetse Thuto Secondary (Ntando Machiza & Nhlanhla Machiza
  8. Eastern Cape: Paterson High (Rikyle Jordaan)
  9. Gauteng: Phateng Secondary & Thuto Bothlale Secondary (Katiso Mosiba & Lerato Nyamvere)

The Eskom Expo Exhibitors Award (an award selected by participants) went to Cavin Makomo from the Ehlanzeni region, who won R500 cash and a Bluetooth Speaker. The winning project was identified as the most innovative project capable of enhancing our societal surroundings.

Soil Science Society of South Africa awarded R1,500 cash for the Best Junior Soil-related project to Bloemfontein’s Jana Swanepoel.

Soil Science Society of South Africa awarded R1,500 cash for the Best Senior Soil-related project to Johannesburg’s Likitha Chundru.

The Suleman Bux Memorial Award (Sponsored by Eskom Expo Alumnus, Waheed Amanjee) awarded R5,500 cash to KZN Central’s Deann Alam.

Berea Plumbers awarded a water-related project that takes a creative approach, using homemade resources, to solve a problem for people living with disabilities. The high-end Laptop went to East London’s Kiyara Swartbooi.

Ekurhuleni Drums presented the Shanice Francis Memorial Award to a project that takes a novel approach to waste management. A high-end Laptop was awarded to Stellenbosch’s Mujaahid Abdulla Gaidien.

Trisim Trading presented the Desiree Pillay Memorial Award to a project that presents an innovative contribution to the transport industry. A high-end Laptop was awarded to KZN Far North’s Sqiniseko Mpontshane.

RS South Africa awarded a RS voucher worth R10,000 to Stellenbosch’s Jessica Visser.

South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) awarded the Best Project for Environmental Monitoring in Grade 8 and Grade 10 Category. Port Elizabeth’s Micha Booysen won a tablet computer.

South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) awarded the Best Project for Environmental Monitoring in Grade 11 and Grade 12 Category. Grahamstown’s Alutha Botha won a tablet computer.

South African Institute for Civil Engineering (SAICE) Water Engineering Division Bronze Award (R3,000 cash prize) went to Ehlanzeni’s Felicity Sindane.

South African Institute for Civil Engineering (SAICE) Water Engineering Division Bronze Award (R3,000 cash prize) went to Capricorn’s Tiisetso Maila.

South African Institute for Civil Engineering (SAICE) Water Engineering Division Silver Award, R5,000 shared between Gauteng South’s Abdurrahman Irhuma and Abdul Hafiz Kemale.

South African Institute for Civil Engineering (SAICE) Water Engineering Division Silver Award, R5,000 shared between Gert Sibande’s Anina Joubert and Elzeri Nieuwoudt.

South African Institute for Civil Engineering (SAICE) Water Engineering Division Gold Award, R7,000 cash went to Cape Town’s Athra Toffar.

SAICE IT Division awarded 1st Prize: R8,000 cash, shared between Stellenbosch’s Steffan Thielen and Rohan van Loggenberg

SAICE Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) awarded the 3rd Prize: R3,000 cash, shared between Cape Town’s Rebecca Hirst and Kira King.

SAICE Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) awarded the 2nd Prize: R5,000 cash, shared between Johannesburg’s Retha Coetzee and Hade- Marie van Graan.

SAICE Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) awarded the 1st Prize: R7,000 cash to Northern KZN’s Hamzah Ismail.

National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NIThECS) awarded a laptop to a learner with an outstanding project in the category of Physics. The winner was: Nkangala’s Rinae Mudau.

National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NIThECS) awarded a laptop to a learner with an outstanding project in the category of Mathematics. The winner was Bojanala’s Witness Itumeleng Nkge.

National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NIThECS) awarded a laptop to a learner with an outstanding project in the category of Climate to Ehlanzeni’s Ciara Mlange.

National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NIThECS) awarded a laptop to a learner with an outstanding project in the category of Physics to Nkangala’s Andiswa Mabuza.

FFS Refiners awarded a Laptop to the Most Innovative Waste Recycling project. The winner was: Nkangala’s Ntsako Mashaba.

FFS Refiners awarded a Laptop for showcasing Scientific learning, exploration, curiosity and creativity, a positive environmental impact in the field of Environmental Science and Technology. The winner was: Stellenbosch’s Bea-Marie Meyer.

FFS Refiners awarded a Laptop to the learner who Best exemplifies practical application of mechanical engineering principals. The winner was: Northern Gauteng’s Carmen Adams.

FFS Refiners awarded a Laptop to the learner with the Most ingenious use of available material while conducting scientific research experiments in the field of non-renewable energy. The winners were Cape Town’s Zachary Gibbon and Muzzamil Solomon.

BABCOCK awarded 9 laptops to the following:

  1. Outstanding project in Engineering: Ehlanzeni’s Cavin Makomo
  2. Outstanding project in Engineering: Port Elizabeth’s Rikyle Jordaan
  3. Outstanding project in Engineering: Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati’s Onthatile Molalae
  4. Outstanding project in Engineering: Gauteng South’s Makaziwe Kiara Mankune and Rayyan Chilungo
  5. Outstanding project in Energy: Gauteng South’s Abdurrahman Irhuma and Abdul Hafiz Kemale
  6. Outstanding project in Energy: Stellenbosch’s Francis Lukusa Tshizubu
  7. Outstanding project in Energy: Cape Town’s Athra Toffar

The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology awarded a Partial Bursary to the value of R30,000 to KZN Far North’s Sqiniseko Mpontshane.

The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology awarded a Partial Bursary to the value of R30,000 to Eden Karoo’s Johannes Jacobs.

The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences awarded a Partial Bursary to the Value of R35,000 to Port Elizabeth’s Zak Olivier.

The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences awarded a Partial Bursary to the Value of R35,000 to Johannesburg’s Likitha Chundru.

The University of Witwatersrand’s Psychology Department awarded a Samsung Tablet to the top Social Science Project. The winner was Northern KZN’s Ezabenguni Makhanya.

The University of Witwatersrand’s Psychology Department awarded a Samsung Tablet to the top Social Science Project. The winner was Nkangala’s Gugulethu Lebambo.

The University of Witwatersrand’s Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment awarded a Partial Bursary to the value of R40,000 to Gauteng South’s Nicholas Zhang.

The University of Witwatersrand’s Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment awarded a Partial Bursary to the value of R40,000 to Gauteng South’s Zaahid Sader.

The University of Witwatersrand’s Faculty of Sciences awarded a Partial Bursary to the value of R40,000 to Cape Town’s Matthew Collier-Reed.

Durban University of Technology awarded 10 learners, a 12-month Mentorship and Incubation programme worth R20,000 per learner, for top winners in each of the categories. The winners were:

  1. Biomedical and Medical Sciences: Port Elizabeth’s Mpho Mketo
  2. Chemistry and Biochemistry: Stellenbosch’s Mienke Engelbrecht
  3. Computer Sciences and Software Development: Vhembe’s Thendo Mpho Lukhwareni
  4. Earth Sciences: Bloemfontein’s Khanya Klip
  5. Energy: KZN Central’s Kieyara Ramdhani
  6. Engineering: Port Elizabeth’s Rikyle Jordaan
  7. Environmental Sciences: Grahamstown’s Alutha Botha
  8. Plant Sciences: Ehlanzeni’s Nombuso Shabangu
  9. Physics, Astronomy and Space Sciences: Bethlehem’s Darren Chen
  10. Mathematics: Port Elizabeth’s Drazene Chansen

Durban University of Technology awarded a R10,000 Voucher, to use towards buying a laptop, tablet or computer to Stellenbosch’s Chrissa Worship.

The Meiring Naudé Award for the “most inspiring project”, went to Johannesburg’s Likitha Chundru, who received a Medal and R5,000 in cash.

The Derek Gray Award (Sponsored trip to Nobel Week in Sweden and a full bursary to study at the University of Pretoria worth R400,000) went to Bojanala’s Lethabo Molobi.

HJ van der Bijl Award (presented by Teraco) went to John Hamilton from KZN Far North, who won a R9,000 cash prize.

Siemens: Innomotics awarded R150,000 worth of laptops to learners from previously disadvantaged schools across South Africa. The following schools were awarded:

  1. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Injabulo Primary School’s Thandokuhle Msabala
  2. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Dulati Combined School’s Nkosentle Tshabalala
  3. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Shonkweni Primary School’s Syamthanda Ndlovu
  4. Eastern Cape: Paterson High’s Rikyle Jordaan
  5. North West: Ikalafeng Primary’s Thapelo Montsho
  6. Limpopo: Hanyani Nkuzana High’s Joshua Sadiki
  7. North West: Onkabetse Thuto Secondary School’s Ntando Machiza and Nhlanhla Machiza
  8. North West: Ramotshere High’s Keamogetse Monnana
  9. Gauteng: Riverlea Secondary’s Zanè Brown & Romè Harris
  10. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Mjabuliseni Secondary School’s Phumzile Nhleko & Sindiswa Nene
  11. Gauteng: Thuto Botlhale Secondary’s Katiso Mosiba & Lerato Nyamvere

Siemens-Energy awarded 9 laptops to the best performing previously disadvantaged rural schools in South Africa (1 per province). These laptops were awarded to the school to be used by the Science Club. The school also received a certificate for their contribution towards the STEMI field. The winners were:

  1. Eastern Cape: Nzondelelo High School
  2. Free State: Senakangwedi Secondary School
  3. Gauteng: Vukauzenzele Primary School
  4. Kwa-Zulu Natal: Mlokothwa High School
  5. Limpopo: Northern Academy
  6. Mpumalanga: Alex Benjamin Secondary School
  7. Northern Cape: Boesmanland High School
  8. North West: Tong Comprehensive School
  9. Western Cape: Khanyolwethu Secondary School

Siemens: Energy awarded 2 full bursaries intended for the winners to study towards a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at any South African Universities of their choice. This includes tuition fees, textbooks, accommodation, meal allowances and a laptop. The total approximate value is R1 million. The winners were: Bloemfontein’s Kabelo Sekoere and Simthembile Hlehliso.

Eskom will provide 23 full bursaries to study engineering at any university in SA. Each bursary is valued up to R450,000 depending on the course of study and university fees. Total value of all bursaries is over R10M.

Eskom’s full bursary winners were:

  • Abdul-Kader Jainoodien – Western Cape
  • Ameer Ebrahim – Western Cape
  • Ameerah Ismal – Western Cape
  • Andie Stewart – Western Cape
  • Chandler Bock – Western Cape
  • Christof Venter – Western Cape
  • Faraaz Ahmed Parker – Western Cape
  • Hanan Karoodien – Western Cape
  • Hlomphang Tladi – Free State
  • Kira Van Heyningen – Western Cape
  • Kwetsima Chauke – Gauteng
  • Laephe Ramochela – Free State
  • Matthew Redfern – Western Cape
  • Mazeka Ndumiso – KZN
  • Ndumiso Andile Mazeka – KZN
  • Nolwazi Sephelele Qwabe – KZN
  • Ntando Mambukwe – NW
  • Ntobeko Nxumalo – KZN
  • Olwethu Asanda Buthelezi – KZN
  • Paballo Matlhaku – Gauteng
  • Phiwumusa Ngidi – KZN
  • Sarah Parker – Western Cape
  • Sekoere Kabelo – Free State

 

 

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