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43rd Eskom Expo International Science Fair Begins With Robotics and Coding

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43rd Eskom Expo International Science Fair Begins With Robotics and Coding

The 43rd Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF) commenced with great enthusiasm, offering young scientists a vibrant start to their journey of scientific exploration and innovation. The event featured various engaging activities and presentations, igniting the curiosity and creativity of aspiring scientists. Here are the key highlights from the opening of the ISF:

43rd Eskom Expo International Science Fair Begins With Robotics and Coding

Exciting Science Shows and STEM Inspiration:

  • Sci-Enza, from the University of Pretoria, captivated young scientists with thrilling science shows, fostering a sense of wonder and curiosity.
  • STEMulator, in collaboration with the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF), introduced the STEMulator, a groundbreaking tool designed to inspire children of all ages to explore STEM subjects and careers.
  • Career-guidance talks provided valuable insights into the world of STEM, guiding young minds toward exciting possibilities.

Participation and Competition:

  • The ISF featured 330 local young scientists alongside 20 international peers representing countries such as Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, and Turkey.
  • This competition, taking place from October 3 to 6, gathered young researchers eager to showcase their scientific projects and discoveries.

Diverse Research Topics:

  • The research presented at this year’s ISF reflects the diverse interests and problem-solving capabilities of today’s youth.
  • Topics explored range from improving personal academic performance and enhancing the lives of pets to addressing issues of significance within their communities.

Support and Encouragement:

  • Eskom Acting Group Executive for Government & Regulatory Affairs, Natasha Sithole, expressed Eskom’s strong support for the Eskom Expo and encouraged participants to embrace the wisdom of esteemed judges to elevate their research projects.
  • Eskom Expo Executive Director, Parthy Chetty, highlighted the significance of investing in learners, particularly in STEM fields, to shape the future.

Promising Rewards:

  • Participants have the chance to win various rewards, including coveted bursaries, cash prizes, participation in the prestigious Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar during Nobel Week, tech gadgets, and real-world work experience during school breaks.

Title Sponsor and Contributors:

  • Eskom served as the title sponsor of the ISF, with contributions from generous partners like Siemens Energy.
  • Eskom and Siemens Energy sponsored substantial bursaries, valued at over R400,000 each, to support deserving students pursuing engineering studies at South African universities.

Invitation to the Public:

  • The ISF welcomes members of the public to explore the impressive projects developed by these young scientists.
  • The exhibition hall will be open to the public on Thursday, October 5, from 15:00 to 17:00 at the Birchwood Hotel.

The Eskom Expo ISF provides a valuable platform for nurturing the talents and passions of young scientists and promoting STEM fields as vital sources of innovation and solutions for society’s challenges.

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Until 05:00 on Tuesday, stage 4 loadshedding will continue. Until further notice, Stage 2 and 4 loadshedding will take place.

Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Monday, 10 July 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding is being implemented until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to increased demand. On Wednesday, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 until 05:00, followed by Stage 2 loadshedding from 05:00 to 14:00.

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There will be a daily implementation of this pattern until further notice. A new update will be published if any significant changes are made.

As of now, 14 252MW of generating capacity has been damaged by breakdowns, while 4 118MW of generating capacity has been out of service for planned maintenance.

As of today, Duvha, Hendrina, Kendal, Kriel, Matimba and Medupi power stations have each reactivated a generating unit.

The Arnot and Tutuka power stations each had a generation unit out of service due to a breakdown during the same period.

Tutuka Power Station’s current capacity constraints are due to the delay in resuming two generating units. In order to restore service to the generating units, Eskom teams are working around the clock.

Members of the public are being encouraged to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, and we want to thank the people who do heed the call. During the period between 17:00 and 21:00, please turn off your geysers and pool pumps as this reduces demand, alleviates pressure on the power system, and contributes to fewer stages of load-shedding.

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