SAICE has just learnt that the competition has once more been chosen as a finalist in the annual BHP Billiton-National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards.

The annual awards function of the BHP Billiton-NSTF is the highlight on the South African science, engineering and technology (SETI) agenda.

The standard is extremely high, making it an exceptional achievement to be chosen as one of only four finalists in this category. It was entered in the category where an individual or team is recognised for their outstanding contribution to SETI through science communication and through creating science awareness. The SAICE team comprises Professor Kobus van Zyl from UCT, and Marie Ashpole and Fridah Mahlangu from SAICE National Office.

The SAICE branches organising the regional AQUALIBRIUM competition events, naturally form part of the bigger team.

The gala event, usually attended by at least 500 guests, will be held at Emperors Palace on Thursday 3 July with the Minister of Science and Technology officiating.

Last year, at the event, the Chairman of BHP Billiton SA, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, said in his address that one of the aims of the NSTF is to popularise maths and science, as these subjects open a gate to escaoe from the cycle of poverty. 

Bookings for the event:

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For more on the other category finalists, click here

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