Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

Young minds with bright ideas

The Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists is an annual event in which learners from Grade 6 to 12 showcase their investigative projects.

This web site has been designed to tell you all about Expo and to encourage you to participate. Please use it as a tool to help you prepare a successful Expo project.

You can also visit our Facebook page.


For reliable information visit the COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal


Read all about our Regional Science Fair Director, Olga Peel's, passion for educating and empowering youth.

Free webinars for Senior and Intermediate phase teachers are being offered from 6 October 2020. They will be presented by The Nelson Mandela Provincial Teacher Development Institute and Pearson Publishers. Click on the links to download the documents with registration links.

Expo 2020

Projects for 2020 will be submitted and judged online. See the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists home page for more information. The final deadline to submit online projects is 4 December 2020.

No entry fee will be charged to enter a project this year.

Resources for Educators and Learners

Cape Town Expo has put together the following Project Resource Guide for Expo 2020 to assist Learners with their projects, and to support the Educators at their Schools.This short PDF document will assist you in planning your project, and finding online resources.It contains all the templates you will need to complete your project, as well as the official Online Expo Submission link and form.

Project Resource Guide for Expo 2020    Version 3    2020/09/23

Videos from 2019 finalists

Online Resources during the COVID-19 lockdown

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists has made a number of online resources availble to reduce the negative impact of the lockdown. See the message from Expo Director Parthy Chetty.

Videos to assist with Expo projects can be found on the Resources page.

Ethics in Expo

For more information refer to the Ethics in Expo page.

Contact Information

NB: The email address of the Regional Science Fair Director has changed. Click on the link below.

For further information regarding the Cape Town Expo, please contact the Regional Science Fair Director, Mrs Olga Peel.