A group of young scientists are representing South Africa at the 2019 Kenya Science and Engineering Fair, the oldest science fair on the continent.

The students are attending the April 7-12 fair in Nairobi after being selected to represent South Africa at the Eskom Expo.

“Eskom Expo continues to provide a platform and opportunities for young scientists to showcase their talents, as part of the national initiative of South Africa,” executive director Parthy Chetty said.

A group of young scientists representing SA at the 2019 Kenya Science and Engineering fair, the oldest fair on the continent. (c)Supplied 

A group of young scientists are representing South Africa at the 2019 Kenya Science and Engineering Fair, the oldest science fair on the 

““In the past, our learners have always enjoyed their stay and experiences in Kenya, as they exchange stories of their different cultures, experiences and environments.”

The students have undertaken scientific research including a water treatment system; a solar powered umbrella and a study into the differences between privileged and underprivileged children.

The group comprises Siphesihle Sithole from Mehlokazulu high school in Pietermaritzburg; Ntendeni Nephawe from Mbilwi secondary school in Vhembe; Caroline Boshoff from Cape Recife in Port Elizabeth and Norman Mashiri from Dr Joseph Shabalala in Ladysmith.

A group of young scientists representing SA at the 2019 Kenya Science and Engineering fair, the oldest fair on the continent. (c)Supplied 

The Nairobi fair offers learners an opportunity to present their research to their peers from other countries, while promoting cross-cultural communication and educational exchange.

-ANA, editing by Stella Mapenzauswa