Improve Your Life: Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

The Cape Town Eskom Expo for Young Scientists will kick off next week hosted by University of Cape Town.

The event brings together more than 700 students from more than 50 Cape Town schools, grades 6 to matric.

The projects show creativity and imagination of youth as they come up with innovative solutions to problems facing South Africans.

Joanne Böttcher, one of the coordinators, says attending this event is one of the remarkable experiences in the world. To see these learners going out and finding problems in society and then doing research on how to solve those problems is inspirational.

According to Böttcher the event has been hosted in Cape Town for the past 34 years, and Eskom Expo for young Scientists is connected to international science fairs world wide.

The number of students taking part in the Expo is the largest number they've ever had, says Böttcher.

Those who manage to get a gold medal in Cape Town, stand a chance to represent their city at the International Science Expo in Johannesburg. From there they have the opportunity to go overseas and represent South Africa on an international stage.

Böttcher says the grand prize for this year's best project will receive R40 000 scholarship at CPUT to be used once they finish school.

Listen to the full conversation below:

Listen to Pippa Hudson speak to Yolanda Nkala (17) and Kholiswa Ntshinga (18) last year’s gold-medal winners.

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