2022 International Year of Glass. What impact do you think glass has had on the world we live in today?

1st Prize: Trenowyn Giles, Grade 12, Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town           
2nd Prize: Ilan Ben-Attar, Grade 11, St Alban’s College, Pretoria
3rd Prize: Faten Saud, Grade 12, Rhenish Girls’ High School, Stellenbosch  

Merit Award: Lubna Peeroo, Grade 11, Reddam House, Umhlanga 
Dane Green, Grade 11, St Mary’s DSG, Kloof 

Tesla is building a humanoid robot (“Optimus”). Would this be of benefit to humankind, or could it be an existential threat?

1st Prize: Shakila Africa, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls High School, Cape Town. 
2nd Prize: Laura Helling, Grade 9, Parktown High School for Girls, Johannesburg
3rd Prize: Angenitha Roos, Grade 11, Rhenish Girls’ High School, Stellenbosch                   

Merit Award: Clifton C Smith, Grade 8, Grantleigh College, Kwanbonambi
Paul Hofmeyr, Grade 11, Grantleigh College, Kwanbonambi

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which should be achieved by 2030. Pick any two or three of these goals and describe what effect you think climate change will have on South Africa’s progress towards that aim.

1st Prize: Lilitha Ontjies, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls High School, Cape Town
2nd Prize: Matheo Maitin, Grade 12, Beaulieu College, Johannesburg
3rd Prize: Courtney Raeburn, Grade 11, Epworth High School, Pietermaritzburg

Merit Awards: Ziya Paruk, Grade 11, Parktown High School for Girls, Johannesburg
Taika Harilal, Grade 11, Danville Park Girls High School, Durban

Royal Society of South Africa Avid Educators: Teacher Awards

Peter Bodenstein of Wynberg Girls’ High School, Cape Town

Lauren Schreuder of Rhenish Girls’ High School, Stellenbosch