Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

Young minds with bright ideas

The Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists is an annual event in which learners from Grade 6 to 12 showcase their investigative projects.

This web site has been designed to tell you all about Expo and to encourage you to participate. Please use it as a tool to help you prepare a successful Expo project.


Cape Town Expo is now on Facebook as well.

Expo Preparation Afternoon 5 August 2016

Presentations and information documents for the 5 August 2016 are available for download. The documents can be downloaded at once as a compressed file or one by one from the For Teachers page.


Yolanda Nkala and Kholiswa Ntshinga represented South Africa at the 36th Beijing International Youth Science competion in March. The Cape Town region is proud to announce that they were awarded a Silver medal for their project. They also received a special award for Agricultural Innovation.

To read more about their project visit the article on published on the TimesLive website.


Regional Expo 2016

The Regional Expo for 2016 will once again take place in the UCT Sports Centre. The planned dates are from Monday 29 August 2016 to Wednesday 31 August 2016. The calendar can be downloaded here.

Important documents for Expo 2016 are now available. All the documents can be downloaded as a single compressed (zip) file by clicking on this link. Individual documents can be downloaded by going to the For Teachers page.

A map of the University of Cape Town Upper Campus is available to download.

The final programme for schools and teachers can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

The final programme for Judges and Ethics Committee members can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

Entrants and their parents should take careful note of the Code of Conduct.

New: Article on history of Expo

To read more go to

In the news

2015 Intel ISEF award winner, Anna Midgley has had a minor planet named after her in honour of her achievements.

Cape Town learners chosen for International Science Fairs

Four Cape Town learners have been chosen to represent South Africa at international Science Fairs this year (2016).

They are:

Amber de Decker: Herschel: Intel ISEF
Angus Thring: Bishops: Intel ISEF
Yolanda Nkala and Kholiswa Ntshinga: COSAT: Beijing International Science Fair

Congratulations to the above learners.

Ethics in Expo

Be sure to look at the Ethics page before entering projects.

Contact Information

For further information regarding the Cape Town Expo, please contact the Regional Science Fair Director, Mrs Olga Peel.

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