South African National Geography Olympiad (SANGO)

Overview

The South African National Geography Olympiad (SANGO) aims to:

(1) foster a love of Geography at secondary school level, and
(2) send a South African team to the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo). The SANGO is an annual online competition with 40 multiple choice questions, each with graphics.

Entry requirements

Learners must have their own individual email addresses to participate. All schools must provide learners adequate internet facilities to access the Olympiad on the day.

Host

The academic Society of South African Geographers (SSAG), in partnership with the South African Geography Teacher Association (SAGTA), host the annual online SANGO.

Benefits

Participating in the SANGO supports learners to inspire their interest in the subject, test their geographic knowledge, and receive recognition for doing so.

Target

All learners enrolled in either Grade 10, 11, or 12 at a High School in South Africa are eligible.

How it works

There is a small entry fee per school and per learner. Email us, or check the website, for yearly details.

Cost

There is a small entry fee per school and per learner. Email us, or check the website, for yearly details.

Awards

All learners are awarded an official electronic certificate in the following categories: Participation, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Prizes may be awarded to top students.

Geographical footprint

The SANGO is available online for participation nationwide.

Competition timelines

Usually May each year. Email us, or check the website for details.