The largest online mathematics competition in Afrikaans is here!

Grade 10 to 12 mathematics learners, prepare for the biggest online mathematics competition in Afrikaans! The newspapers Die BurgerBeeld and Volksblad will offer almost R150 000 in prize money in collaboration with the online news service, Netwerk24! There’s more good news – entries are free.


Last year, Die Burger launched the mathematics competition and gave schools in its catchment area the opportunity to participate. “The number of entries last year exceeded our expectations,” said Willem Jordaan, editor of Die Burger. “We wanted to build on the initial success with our sister publications.” High school pupils in the newspaper’s distribution areas now have the opportunity to show their numeracy skills to the rest of South Africa.


Learners and their schools can win big prize money! First place: R20 000 (and R20 000 for your school). Second place: R15 000 (and R15 000 for your school). Third place: R10 000 (and R10 000 for your school).


Math teachers must enrol learners who wish to participate. Visit and click on the math competition banner. Then follow all the steps. Remember, entries are free and the math teacher must register learners in good time. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and the first round will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 online at the school where the learner is registered. Teachers will have to supervise the learners they registered for the competition.


Sixty finalists (20 per region) will be invited to the respective finals on Saturday 28 July.


Finalists from Die Burger’s catchment area will write the final at Curro Durbanville (Western Cape), while finalists from Beeld will write at Florida High School, and Volksblad’s finalists at Hoërskool Sentraal (Free State). Each finalist who attend the final round, will receive R1 000 as an encouragement prize.

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