In order for South Africa to develop a knowledge economy, the country needs to build a human capital base in Science Engineering and Technology. One way the South African Institute of Physics(SAIP) is helping to identify, nurture, monitor and mentor young people with the potential to excel in
SET careers is through the South African Physics Olympiad (SAPhO). This year, over 100 learners from 69 schools were selected from almost 30 000 learners to write SAPhO 2018. More details can be found here;
The SAPhO2018 Top Achiever and Gold Medallist was Mr. Matthew Johnstone, from York High School in George. He was presented with his award at York High on Friday 7 September 2018 by the SAPhO convenor Mr. Case Rijsdijk.
Case Rijsdijk (left), the convener of SAPhO, congratulates Matthew Johnstone and hands over his certificate, gold medal, and a tablet.