The finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the SAICE Schools Water Competition 2016, took place at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg on Friday 29 July 2016.
The teams are tasked to design a model water distribution network to distribute three litres of water equally between three points on the grid using two different diameter pipes and connection pieces. They are then judged on how well they execute the task – working on a penalty points system. The teams have about an hour in which to plan, design, build and operate their network.
The 2016 winners, for the second consecutive year, was Hoërskool Diamantveld from Kimberley with team members Paul Henri, Zander Boshoff and Alecia Brits, with only 19 penalty points. The second place went to Hoërskool Oos-Moot in Pretoria, with team members Stefan Beukes, Ruhan Potgieter and WP Struweg with 30 penalty points. In the joint third spot was the Fundukuwela High School team from Swaziland and Domino Servite School from Pietermaritzburg with 40 penalty points. The Swaziland team consisted of Sanele Malindza, Buhle Malinga and Bonsile Msibi, and Domino Servite’s team was Ndumiso Dumakude, Sphesile Nzama and Sehliselwe Hlongwa. In total the winners shared prize-money of more than R23 000. (info taken from htttp://saice.org.za/events-and-awards/schools-water-competition) Check out their website.