Congratulations to Week 2 Student Prize Winners
Congratulations to all our winners! Complete all week 3 challenges to stand a chance to win more prizes this week.
Note: Students are required to have the correct cell number listed on the system. If your cell number cannot be verified, you will not be able to claim your prize.
EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES #3: BLOCKCHAIN
- R500: Ruth Kasanga – New Forest High School
– Blockchain in Healthcare to allow for secure distribution of medical records.
- R350: Serina Jefthas – Reddam House
– To develop software which will integrate Bitcoin payments with other applications
- R250: Marzhaun Van Den Berg – Rhenish Girls’ High
– Blockchain for financial services to allow for faster and cheaper settlements, which could save billions in transaction costs, while also improving transparency.
EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES #4: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
- R600: Kai Parsons – Cedar House
– Using Additive Manufacturing to make prosthesis that are extremely durable, light, strong and affordable.
- R300: Stefano Rosolen – Camps Bay High
– Using 3D printing in the architecture industry to quickly create miniature models of buildings, estates or cars
- R200: Taskeen Laher – Jeppe Girls’ High
– Using Additive Manufacturing in the retail industry, with the aim of making goods or providing services with quicker turn around times.
EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES #5: USER INTERFACE MOMENTS
- R600: Shriya Perumal – Westville Girls’ High
– Gesture recognition hardware and software is rapidly becoming better and more accessible.
- R300: Bhavanisha Ramjith – Durban Girls’ High
– Voice Interfaces are becoming far more common and increasingly powerful and user friendly.
- R200: Amanda Rungano – McAuley House
– Car repairs will become much easier. We will have full diagnostic dashboards which will show us exactly what is wrong with the car, what’s needed to fix it, and how much it will cost.
EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES #6: THE MEDICI EFFECT
- R600: Kai-Nam Chen – Roedean School
– Genetically engineering drought and disease resistant crops, which also release less enzymes and therefore last longer. The distribution and sale of these would be monitored more effectively through the use of BlockChain
- R300: Goitseona Magano – Kitsong
– Using Blockchain + AI (in the form of eye scans for identification) to better monitor food relief efforts.
- R200: Keorapetse Moeketsi – Krugersdorp High
– Combining Additive Manufacturing and Genetic Engineering to produce (print) food quickly and affordably, thereby tackling food shortages.
AGENT OF IMPROVEMENT #4: THE DAILY COMMUTE (PART 2)
- R600: Kaylen Hanwood – Enjabulweni
– Affordable road sensors (5-20 meters apart) which are linked to traffic lights. Traffic lights are run by algorithms which direct traffic through the city more efficiently
- R400: Sarah Rashid – Roedean School
– Built many multi-story parking garages on the outskirts of the city. Charge people to park in these. Then run a bus service which can handle the majority of travel within the city. This solution will also free up space previously used for parking = extra lanes in city streets.
- R300: Emily Bates – Westerford
– A car pooling app where you win prizes for continues usage streaks. More people in the car = more likely to win a prize. Less congestion + better for the environment.
TRENDS #1: THE SHARING ECONOMY
- R600: Jacques Du Plessis – Bridge House
– Yerdle is an app which is basically one massive second hand store. You earn points for donating goods (clothes, toys, …) and can then use these points to “purchase” other goods.
- R300: Zimasa Mamase – Collegiate Girls’ High
– Spinlister is an app for renting out sports equipment. This equipment is often quite costly. Why not profit from the equipment you have?
- R200: Bhavanisha Ramjith – Durban Girls’ High
– A “share your plane” app. Many airlines don’t fly directly to the place you want to go. As a result many people need to catch several flights to get where they want to go.
TRENDS #2: THE POWER OF THE CROWD
- R600: George Paunde – Enjabulweni
– An educational app for students to share notes and host discussion groups.
- R300: Lathan Carelse – Horizon International
– A crowd platform for artists. A platform for showcasing their work and landing gigs
- R200: Kitso Letlape – Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng
– Crowd-funding campaign for a business to sell affordable sanitary pads in rural areas and disadvantaged communities. Women would rally to the cause as they can relate to the issue at hand.
TRENDS #3: THE PLATFORM REVOLUTION
- R600: Noa Anthony – Rustenburg Girls’ High
– Classrooms are set to change in the coming years. Platforms will allow individualised instruction where students are able to go beyond the walls of their classrooms and interact with scientists, authors and other experts to enhance their learning.
- R300: Renate Blumers – Bridge House School
– A Blockchain powered financial payments platform. The future of currency.
- R200: Tsepo Lusawana – Camps Bay High School
– A healthcare platform which can make booking of appointments and collection and sign off on prescription meds much easier.