The Eskom Development Foundation has announced the 2021 winners for its distinguished annual Free State Maths and Science competition.
The winners included two local learners, Andrea van der Westhuizen (Grade 10), from Hoërskool Jim Fouché, and Sage Coetzee (Grade 8), from Hoërskool Sand du Plessis.
Eskom’s Nthato Miyuki said at Eskom they look at this initiative as not only being an investment in maths and science, but also a critical component of the broader efforts to motivate young people to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI).
Winners were announced, following the provincial finals held at the University of the Free State. The competition begins at school level before moving on to the cluster, district, and eventually, provincial finals, targeting Grade 8 to 11 learners from across quintile 1-5 high schools across the province.
The top performers were selected in each round, with elimination rounds as the competition progressed. Winners received a range of prizes, including books for their schools, tablets, vouchers, power banks, laptops and cash vouchers.