2008 : Entertain your brain
Sasol Techno X 2008
Eighth Sasol Science and Technology Exhibition
Entertain your brain
The eighth Sasol Techno X was again a big success with 23 294 visitors passing through the gates.
Some interesting statistics and fast facts:
11.8km electrical cable is installed to make Sasol Techno X possible.
290 florescent lights and 890 plug points allow exhibitors to exhibit.
34 000 bananas was handed out to learners
More than 300 unemployed people are employed for the week of Sasol TechnoX.
10 373m2 become exhibition space, within buildings or marquees.
More than 48 marquees house the exhibitions
480m of dividers help to setup the different stalls
24 Sasol business units, 27 companies or organisations, 13 training institutions exhibited, with a further 7 site visits. Not to mention the workshops, lectures and shows. Competitions
Art Competition – National
Learners from Gr. 7 – 12 were asked to submit artwork based on the Sasol Techno X 2008 theme, entertain your brain.
Elné van Coller
Guillaume de Swardt Kroonstad Akademie
HF Verwoerd Primêr
Zöe Giesler Kroonstad Akademie
Queenswood Christian School
Leana Venter Hoërskool Heilbron
Afrikaans Hoërskool, Kroonstad
Jessica Costa Afrikaans Hoërskool, Sasolburg
Estie van der Merwe
Hanneke Murray Hoërskool Drie Riviere
Afrikaans Hoërskool, Sasolburg
Shantelle Du Plessis Afrikaans Hoërskool, Sasolburg
Afrikaans Hoërskool, Sasolburg Project Competition – Fezile Dabi and Sedibeng Education districts
The categories for were divided into Gr. 7 – 9 and Gr. 10 – 12.
Gr. 7 – 9
1st prize: Animal Science; Pieter Burgers, Sentrale Volkskool, Kroonstad
2nd prize: Scientific Teaching Aids; Dawie Fouché and Vilecia Swart, H.F. Verwoerd Primêr, Parys
3rd prize: Environmental Science and Ecology; Andre van Niekerk, Sentrale Volkskool, Kroonstad Gr. 10 – 12
1st prize: Animal Science; Stephan Du Toit*, Hoërskool Parys
2nd prize: Medical Sciences; Dieter Van Der Westuizen*, Hoërskool Parys
3rd prize: Architecture, Housing, Settlement studies; Louis Hugo and Jana Jordaan; Hoërskool Parys Overall winners
1st prize: Medical Sciences Gr. 10 – 12; Dieter Van Der Westuizen, Hoërskool Parys.
2nd prize: Environmental Science & Ecology Gr. 10 – 12; Craig William Dickson and Sahl Ahmed Karim, Roshnee Secondary, Vereeniging.
3rd prize: Environmental Science & Ecology Gr. 7 – 9; André van Niekerk Sentrale Volkskool, Kroonstad. New Comers (Schools that enrolled for the first time)
Astronomy and Space Science Gr. 10 – 12;
Rametse Mohasoa*, Pele-ya- Pele Secondary, Viljoensdrift
Recycled Materials Gr. 10 – 12;
Skosana Molefe and Mpetsana; Lehlohonolo, Cedar Secondary, Sasolburg
Energy (Alternative, renewable, sustainable) Gr. 10 -12;
Portia Ditaba, Thuto-Lore Secondary, Sebokeng Eskom Expo
Projects that do well in the Sasol Techno X competition are selected to take part in the Bethlehem regional Eskom Expo. 24 projects were selected. Nine projects received gold medals and three (*) were selected to go to the National Expo.
Computer Competition – Free State provincial competition
In the final year of the FET syllabus implementation at schools, the computer competition had Gr. 10 – 12 categories for CAT (Computer Application Technology) and Information Technology (IT).
Computer Application Technology (CAT)
1st Prize: Joseph Diseko, Nomsa Secondary School, Deneysville
2nd Prize: Motsoeneng Joyce, Nomsa Secondary School, Deneysville
3rd Prize: Xaba Teboho, Petrus Pele ya Pele Secondary School, Viljoensdrift Gr. 11
1st Prize: Lerato Moleli, Vaalpark Articon, Sasolburg
2nd Prize: Jaconey Groenenstein, Vaalpark Articon, Sasolburg
3rd Prize: Thobile Mfelang, Vaalpark Articon, Sasolburg Gr. 12
1st Prize: Jaco Conradie, Hennenman High School, Hennenman
2nd Prize: Eden Theron, Eunice High, Bloemfontein
3rd Prize: Matsemela Moloi, New Horizon Secondary, Harrismith Information Technology (IT)
No first prize was awarded.
2nd prize: Ryno Louw , Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg
3rd prize: Samantha Bevis, Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg Gr. 11
1st prize: Christo Furter , Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg
2nd prize: Olivier Tshimbidi, Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg
3rd prize: Niel Bosman, Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg Gr. 12
1st prize: Dirk Swanepoel; Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg
No second prize was awarded.
3rd prize: Carina Visser, Sasolburg High School, Sasolburg