The Siyanqoba Regional Olympiad Training Programme provides bi-weekly Olympiad training at different centers throughout the
country. The programme is offered free of charge to talented high school learners who show a ability and interest in
mathematics. The programme concentrates on developing problem solving skills, unlike the regular school curricular where the
focus is more on solving routine type questions.
The programme is offered free of charge to talented high school students throughout the country who show ability and interest in
The Siyanqoba Regional Olympiad Training Programme is organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) in
partnership with various universities across the country.
Learners will develop problem-solving skills, which will enable them to solve those non-routine type questions that are required
from top achievers.
Grade 7 – 12 learners.
How it works
Talented learners are identified through the SAMO and other SAMF programmes and are invited to attend classes at different
centres across the country.
The programme is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and is free of charge.
Learners improve their chances to qualify for the second round or final round of the SA Maths Olympiad, are eligible for selection
for the ASSA Mathematics Team Competition and Olympiad camps during the school holidays. The top learners per centre
receive prizes at the SAMF provincial ceremonies.