New Topics for Essay Competition!

Feb 07, 2018 No Comments by

     These are the 2020 topics for the Royal Society national science essay competition:

  1. Is there scientific evidence to support (or refute) Greta Thunberg’s assertion that humanity is facing a climate-induced emergency?
  2. South Africa has a wealth of medicinal plants.  How should the government and research scientists balance the need to develop new medicines with the need to protect these resources?
  3. Have social media platforms (such as Youtube, Facebook, Instagram) benefited science and society?

In each of the three topics, the prizes are:

                      1st prize R5 000          *         2nd prize R4 000         *          3rd prize R3 000

                        Plus two Merit Prizes to the value of R1000 each

Plus                  “Royal Society of South Africa Avid Educators” prizes valued at R2 000 for teachers


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