Sasol’s objective with Techno X is to host exhibits that excite visitors through user-friendly, hands-on, interactive and stimulating
experiences. The target audience includes Grade 7 to 12 learners (from urban, rural, private and public schools across the country),
university students and out of school youth. Innovation forms an integral part of Sasol Techno X and in order to stimulate learners with the
ability to be acknowledged for their own work and inventions, various competitions (such as School Science projects, Art projects and
Fashion shows) are hosted at the event. The combination of a career guidance exhibition filled with innovation and interactive hands-on
experiences create awareness on career paths offered in the various scarce fields of Mathematics, Science and Technology.
Educators enter the competitions on behalf of learners by submitting a completed entry form which can be downloaded from
www.sasoltechnox.co.za. Entry forms will also be sent to schools or alternatively the competition coordinator can be contacted.
Techno X competitions fall under the annual career exhibition hosted by Sasol. Since the exhibition is held in Mpumalanga Sasol’s
education initiative, Osizweni Science Centre, will be the coordinating partner.
School Science Projects provide an opportunity for Gr 7 to Gr 12 learners to contribute to innovation and idea generation. It provides a
platform for enthusiasts who are interested in scientific topics beyond those covered by the school syllabus. It also gives learners the
opportunity to do research and extend their school projects outside the curriculum specifications.
Grade 7 to 12 learners from schools based in the four clusters (Nkangala, Gert Sibande, Bohlabela and Enhlanzeni) in Mpumalanga South
Africa can enter.
How it works
The competition entails that learners follow a scientific project process to investigate a problem in any of the specified 14 categories. Apart
from the more traditional mathematics and engineering disciplines, fields beyond the school curriculum such as animal/veterinary science,
health care, energy, astronomy and space science may be investigated.
Projects are subject to elimination rounds resulting in only selected projects to be displayed at the Sasol Techno X where judges will
interview participants on their findings as part of the evaluation process
There is no cost involved.
Winning learners and their schools receive cash prizes, the highest prize being R2 000 for the winning school.Timelines
The programme is open throughout the whole year.
Entries close end of May; further communication on elimination rounds will be communicated directly to schools.