Eskom Expo for Young Scientists in Limpopo to host regional expos

Monday, 11 July 2022: Eskom Expo for Young Scientists in Limpopo will host a number of regional science fairs around the province to showcase the scientific brilliance of the province’s promising young scientists.

The regional expos will be the first physical science fairs since 2019, where learners will have a chance to show and discuss their own scientific investigations in different fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with judges, teachers and students from other schools, parents and with other interested people.

Eskom Expo’s Limpopo Provincial Coordinator, Dr Sure Mupezeni said the road to this year’s regional finals began with a series of workshops in the province, followed by Research and Innovation Science camps and then District expos where learners received valuable input from a team of experts to improve on their research projects, prior to Regional Expos.

“Eskom Expo started the process of developing young scientists in the province by guiding them through the ideation phase of research, as well as assisting them on how to write a research plan, abstract and project report, along with how to identify potential ethics violations,” said Mupezeni.

“The last two years have been quite challenging, as Eskom Expo had to execute its mandates virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s a welcoming return to the normal, to be able to host physical expos this year,” he added.

Eskom Development Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Cecil Ramonotsi, said: “As the funder of Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, the biggest science fair on the African continent, moulding young scientists, especially previously disadvantaged learners and girls, remains vital in readying them to fulfil essential roles in the various fields of science”.

“The regional science expos not only provide opportunities to celebrate our future scientists and showcase their talent, but also to inspire more young learners to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” added Ramonotsi.

Nthato Minyuku, Eskom Group Executive: Government and Regulatory Affairs, said: “Eskom Expo has for more than 40 years sought to cultivate an interest in the sciences in young people, and through strategic support from Eskom, was able to provide a platform for future young scientists and engineers to be developed from school-level. The regional expos provide a platform where learners are able to exhibit their research and innovations, which aim to address not only challenges in their communities, but globally”.

With about 528 projects by 615 learners to be showcased in the province this year, young scientists will compete for a much sought after opportunity to represent their regions and province at the Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF), which will be held virtually in October. 

At the prestigious ISF event, learners stand a chance to win prizes and bursaries, along with scholarships and various opportunities. Learners also stand a chance to be selected to showcase their research or innovation in an international science fair in the United States of America, Asia, Europe and the rest of Africa.

Regional expos will be held as follows:


Project set-up

Awards ceremony



22 July

23 July

Ngoako Ramahlodi Hall, 149th  Street Seshego, Polokwane


29 July

30 July

Foskor Hall, Namakgale township, Phalaborwa


5 August

6 August

Tshivhase School, Vhufuli village, Tshadzume, 0971. Thohoyandou


12 August

13 August

EMPC Hall, 805 Rufus Seakamela Street, Mahwereleng, 0626

For dates and venues of each of the regional expos around South Africa and further operational information, please visit

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