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GeeXpo 2017

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14 October 2017

Student Center, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus

 8h00 – 16h00

A programme will be available at a later stage.


During the GeeXpo event learners from as young as Grade 8 are invited to take part in several mathematics and information sciences related activities, such as: a PAT (Practical Assessment Task) competition, a Mathematics Olympiad, a Statistics competition, a Robotics Challenge and interactive presentations by the Serious Games Institute of South Africa (SGI-SA) and the App factory where mobile applications are developed.


The importance of mathematics and science cannot be stressed enough, since these subjects are compulsory if students wish to undertake further studies in a number of fields that are very important to the economy and the further development of our country. These sectors include engineering, natural sciences, information technology and medicine. At the Vaal Triangle Campus we believe that we are the preferred choice when it comes to business and information technology. Apart from showcasing the different applications of mathematics and science within a university context, learners also stand the chance to win study bursaries and other cool prizes during the event.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any other questions.
Mrs. JT Janse van Rensburg

There is no admittance fee and a cafeteria will be available throughout the day.


View photos of the 2015 GeeXpo event here.

View photos of the 2016 GeeXpo event here.

Don't miss out on the fun!


Pat Competition

The annual PAT Competition runs parallel with the curriculum outcomes for learners in high school – Grade 10-12, with IT as a subject at school. The aim of the competition is to encourage learners to enter their IT PAT projects and by doing so not only monitor the standard of their projects against those of their peers, but also entice talented learners to consider a career in information technology.


Maths Olympiad

The Mathematics Olympiad will see learners participate in two categories, namely Grade 8-9 and Grade 10-12, and participants will be tested on an array of mathematical applications.


Programme and Directions

The programme will be available closer to the event.


Directions (as per the NWU website)

Follow the R59 past Alberton to Vereeniging, go through Vereeniging and take the R42 to Vanderbijlpark. At the traffic light at the Pick ‘n Pay turn left, go over the fourway stop and continue straight over the next fourway stop. At the three-way stop (River Spray on your left), turn right, go over the traffic light into Hendrik van Eck Boulevard, the campus is on the left.

Follow the highway through the tollgate. Go past the fourway stop, past two traffic lights, drive in the direction of Sasolburg and then take the slipway on the left side, turn left and follow the road signs to the campus.

Follow the N12 (Joe Slovo Road) straight towards Potchefstroom (N12 - Nelson Mandela Drive). Turn right onto the R53 (Parys Avenue) and continue straight on the R53, the road turns slightly left at the R42. Continue and turn right onto the R57 (Golden Highway). Turn left into Ravel Street and continue straight into Beethoven Street, straight into Frikkie Meyer Street, then into the slipway, straight into Hendrick van Eck Boulevard. Continue until you reach the NWU Vaal on the right.

GPS Coordinates:
E27°52’ 45.2”


Other activities

Schools are invited to register as many learners for GeeXpo as they see fit. Please note that the PAT Competition is for learners who are in Grade 10 – 12 and the Mathematics Olympiad is open for Gr8 – 12 learners.

More information on other activities available will be updated thoughout the year.


Entry forms and T&Cs

Learners can still register for all competitions on the day of the event - just be early!

PAT Entry form

Maths Olympiad Entry Form

Individual Entry form


To submit your entry form for the:

Pat Competition, please email:

Math Olympiad, please email: 


For more information please send an e-mail to


GeeXpo 2017 Terms and Conditions

This section will be updated during the course of the year.