FameLab SA 2017 Finalists!

FameLab SA 2017 Finalists!

It is all smiles for the ten contestants who have made it through to the #FameLabSA finals! The competition is fast reaching its climactic end, when these young scientists meet each other at the FameLab South Africa 2017 final. The event will take place on the 19th of April 2017  at the Rand Easter Show,  Nasrec, from 10am to 1pm.

Only one contestant can be crowned the FameLab South Africa 2017 winner. They will walk away with an all expenses paid trip to the international FameLab final in the United Kingdom, and R5000 to spend. Two runners-up will each receive R2500.

Congratulations to the FameLab SA finalists:  
CSIR – Tshepo Makgoba
Mintek – Nanji Sheni and Tshiamo Legoale
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University – Wynand van Lesenoord
University of Cape Town – Dr Sheetal Silal
University of South Africa – Saneliswa Magagula
University of the Free State – Oluwasegun Kuloyo
DST NRF Centre of Excellence in Palaeo Sciences – Aviwe Matiwane
DST NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials – Phylis Makurunje and Michael Bodurin

Jive Media Africa will be tweeting live from the finals on the 19th of April.  @JiveMediaAfrica  Tweet us with the hashtag #FameLabSA to show your support for the contestants!

The South African #FameLab winner will be announced here on Jive’s FameLab blog, on Twitter and on our Facebook page.

FameLab ® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals. The British Council in collaboration with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and Jive Media Africa deliver the FameLab competition in South Africa. Find out more about FameLab South Africa at www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab