The 18th annual Sasol Techno X will be held at the Boiketlong Sport Centre, Eric Louw Road in Sasolburg from 13 – 17 August 2018.
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Sasol Techno X 2009 – the quest for knowledge a great success…
Sasol’s premier maths, science and technology exhibition – Sasol Techno X – was held at the Boiketlong Sports Centre in Sasolburg, where just over 21 thousand learners, teachers and members from the general public were in attendance.
Sasol Techno X has grown exponentially year-on-year since it’s inception with this year being no different. More than 168 schools from across South Africa sent their young learners to participate in the Sasol Techno X “Quest for knowledge”, and some of their reactions to the event include; “Sasol Techno X is probably the best place, workshop and event ever and I mean EVER. Not only do you learn and receive fruitful opportunities but also you get to have fun and learn about things that you do not learn about while sitting at a desk in school. Sasol Techno X is the best, if only I had 10 more fingers I would give it a 20 out of 20. It is totally the best learning ground for us as the learners” Thabo Monametsi, 17 years old, Gr. 11 and attend school at Dinoto Technical, Daveyton and Thabo Motsoeneng in Gr. 11 at Nomsa Secondary School in Deneysville had the following to say; “Sasol Techno X is the very best place to be because it is the only place where you as a learner can get information about bursaries and science, Sasol Techno X gave me the opportunity to think twice about my future. So thank you to Sasol!”
Sasol Techno X aims to inspire and motivate learners, educators and the general public to better understand the fields of maths, science and technology. It is through interactive engagement that learners can truly understand the world of science maths and technology. Sasol Techno X focused on offering a variety of platforms to creatively engage students.
This year Sasol Techno X held a series of live demonstrations across a broad spectrum of career paths, including astronomy; agriculture; the environment; the petroleum industry, including nitrogen, oil and polymers and how they function; green transport; biotechnology; gas-to-liquid technology processes and much, much more.
According to Cobus Jansen, Manager: Communications and Brand Marketing, Sasolburg, “Sasol Techno X is a unique experience for the learners of South Africa. We are providing invaluable learning experiences to the youth of South Africa, and more importantly allowing them the opportunity to plan their careers”
Sasol Techno X also offered workshops for learners and teachers enabling learners to make educated career choices. The workshops held included; “The 7 habits of highly effective teens”, and “Make up your mind” a series of activities designed to stimulate lateral thinking and positive choices.
“Sasol Techno X aims to create interest and excitement amongst learners and educators to accept the challenges of tomorrow and look for solutions in the fields of maths, science and technology,” Johan Furter, Managing Director, Sasol Infrachem, Sasolburg.
“Sasol Techno X – through the eyes of the visitor”
Schools from Metsimaholo education district were invited to nominate two learners to participate in this project. Eight schools participated and a camera was loaned to each school during the project. For most learners using a camera was a brand new experience.
The aim of the photographic project is to train learners in photography and to compile a photo report on how visitors experience Sasol Techno X.
|Chantell Muller||Afrikaans High School|
|Claudette van Rooyen||Afrikaans High School|
|Neo Stephan Mofokeng||Cedar Secondary School|
|Xolani Sunduza||Cedar Secondary School|
|Thoko Makhema||Kahobotjha Sakubusha Secondary School|
|Dimpho Mokoena||Kahobotjha Sakubusha Secondary School|
|Koko Mphuthi||Metsimatle Secondary School|
|Nkululeko Hlope||Metsimatle Secondary School|
|Malefu Lizzy Mofokeng||Nkgopoleng Secondary School|
|Evidence Moraba||Nkgopoleng Secondary School|
|Thesele Makhachane||Pele-ya-Pele Secondary School|
|Patricia Mohapi||Pele-ya-Pele Secondary School|
|Alicia Allison||Sasolburg Secondary School|
|Jacques Geldenhuys||Technical High School, Sasolburg|
|Quentin de Witt||Technical High School, Sasolburg|
“The voice of Sasol Techno X 2009” radio project
In the Voice of Sasol Techno X local schools were identified and Afrikaans High School, Nkgopoleng Secondary School and Pele-ya-Pele Secondary School were approached by the organisers of Sasol Techno X and asked to participate in the development of the 2009 radio campaign.
The learners nominated by their schools were Leora Gouws and Mariska van Zyl (Afrikaans High School), Motlatsi Molete and Lerato Mahlale (Nkgopoleng Secondary School), and Ntsoaki Motshoeneng and Tshepo Malisa (Pele-ya-Pele Secondary School). These learners were involved in the production and recording of the radio adverts, in English, Afrikaans and Sotho for this year’s radio campaign.
“The radio project is a new development for Sasol Techno X. We have never involved the learners so closely with the production of vital promotion elements of the exhibition.” says Cobus Jansen, Manager: Communications and Brand Marketing, Sasol, Sasolburg
Learners from Gr. 7 – 12 were asked to submit artwork based on the Sasol Techno X 2009 theme, quest for success.
|Gr. 7||Simone Relling
|Sentrale Volkskool, Kroonstad
Kroon Primêr, Kroonstad
|Gr. 8||Diaan Kruger||Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria|
|Gr. 9||Thekiso Mokoena
|Fakkel School, Sasolburg
East Rand School of Art, Benoni
|Afrikaanse Hoërskool Sasolburg
Marematlou Secondary, Virginia
|Gr. 11||Masango Minenhle
|East Rand School of Art, Benoni
East Rand School of Art, Benoni
|Gr. 12||Jessica Costa
|Sasolburg High School
Sasolburg High School
The categories for were divided into Gr. 7 – 9 and Gr. 10 – 12.