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Finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the SAICE-TCTA Schools Water Competition 2011

The finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the exciting SAICE-TCTA Schools Water Competition 2011 were held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg on Friday 29 July 2011. This worthwhile competition never fails to excite the teams, spectators and everybody involved!

Winners of the regional competitions came to Johannesburg from as far as Cape Town, Buffalo City (East London), Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay and Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), Middelburg in Mpumulanga, to battle the local winners for top honours. Learners were flown to Johannesburg and accommodated in a good hotel - an experience that these young people and some of the educators will never forget! For most this was a first experience of the ‘big city’. Without the generous sponsorship of TCTA, a new word for water, this event would of course not have been possible.

The 2011 champions with 148 penalty points conceded were from the Stirling High School in East London, the second year running that the winners hail from there. The team members were Danielle Botha, Richard Goosen and Michael Harvey. In the second place was the Domino Servite Secondary School from Pietermaritzburg with 180 penalty points. The team members were Jonas Graf, Jan Joosten and Stephan Stegen. In the third spot was Tembisa West Secondary School from Midrand with 190 penalty points achieved by Nimrod Dlamini, Nyilko Nxumalo and Nompilo Dywili. They shared the prize-money of R17 100-00.As a direct result of this competition there are presently four students studying civil engineering. These young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are determined to go MAD, i.e. Make A Difference in their communities.  We just have to continue with these kinds of projects in order to make a difference to the scarce skills situation and the lives of many people!

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