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Provincial Finalists 2023 and Tips for the next round

National YCAP workshop announcing provincial finalists – 31 August on MSTEAMS


  • YCAP is about making a difference in your school and community
  • YCAP is also about personal development of teachers and learners through the YCAP toolkit and Teacher’s Guide
  • YCAP is about empowerment and motivation
  • The competition element is there to showcase the very best efforts and the most impact
  • Adjudicators look at portfolios (80%) and oral presentations (20%) to find the impact which includes evidence and sustainability, then how well the steps in the toolkit were followed and then creativity which may be in the portfolio and oral presentation
  • Q&A is there to get clarity or to engage the learners in the details of the project, the highlights or challenges and learnings
  • Steps that need more attention – step 1, step 3, step 4, step 8, step 10
  • Choose a topic that is specific, measurable, achievable and challenging
  • The Support Team is there to help, please ask for their assistance. They will check on you too along with your district officials
  • Make sure your project is a YCAP project and not another programme that you have simply moulded to fit the YCAP rules – do something new and different as the next phase of an existing project
  • No copying of anyone else’s projects or information without referencing the original author, this is plagiarism and you can get expelled from university for doing this.
  • Oral Presentation – 10 – 15 mins

1. Name of school, province, team members

2. Topic – why did you choose it? How serious is the problem?

3. What actions did you take to solve or lessen it as part of the project?

4. What impact/changes did you make? Evidence, discuss how the problem was solved or lessened through your actions.

5. What did you learn the most from using the YCAP toolkit to do this project? Discuss the steps that you learned the most from

6. What was the highlight or what challenge did you overcome during your project?

  • You are encouraged to now make edits and additions to your portfolios according to the feedback from the adjudicators and the workshop
  • The finalists above are in no particular order and there will be new adjudicators at the provincials
  • Good luck!

Provincial Finalists

 ProvincialsDistrict winners
FS2 September 8am Bloemfontein MangaungJunior Category:

Khotsong Primary (Lejweleputswa)
Mokwallo PS (Fezile Dabi)
Bolokehang Primary (Motheo)
Zama PS (Xhariep)
Impumelelo PS (Thabo Mofutsanyana)

Senior Category:

HTS Welkom Secondary (Lejweleputswa)
Cedar High (Fezile Dabi)
Lefikeng SS (Motheo)
Jagersfontein I/S (Xhariep)
Mohlodi Thuto SS (Thabo Mofutsanyana)
NW15 September 2pm Klerksdorp return home 16 SeptJunior Category:

Tlhasedi PS (Bojanala)
Phutha PS (Bojanala)
Laerskool Sononp (Bojanala)  
Kakatlela PS (Dr Kenneth Kaunda)
Areishokeng (Dr Kenneth Kaunda)
Selang Thuto (Dr Kenneth Kaunda)
Tshiamelo PS (Ngaka Modiri Molema)

Senior Category:

Itsoseng SS (Bojanala)
Tidimane SS (Bojanala)
Sunrise View SS (Bojanala)
Leruntse Lesedi Sec (Dr Kenneth Kaunda)
Sol Plaatjie Secondary School (Ngaka Modiri Molema)
Hoërskool Coligny (Ngaka Modiri Molema)
Gaborone Secondary (Ngaka Modiri Molema)  
EC26 Sept arrival East London (TBC) then event 27 SeptJunior Category:  

Ncihana Junior Secondary
Makhosonke PS (?)
Zinkumbini PS (ORT Coastal)
Ntsonyini JSS (?)  
Didi SPS (Alfred Nzo East)

Senior Category:

Thakabanna Sec (Joe Gqabi)
Butterworth High (?)
Mida Secondary (Amathole)  
Bukazi SS (OR Coastal)
Rainbow Prep Academy (Chris Hani East)
St James SS (Chris Hani East)
NC16 September UpingtonJunior Category:

Buffelsrivier Primary (Namakwa)
Oranje-Oewer Primary (ZFM)
Louisvale Primary (2 projects sent, zboth Junior category, GBV one scored highest) (ZFM)
Rosendal IS (ZFM)

Senior Category:

Kimberley Tech (Frances Baard)
Saul Damon High (ZFM)
Hotazel High (JTG)
KZNOnline 22 SeptJunior Category:
Mzimela PS (Umzinyathi)
Macambini PS (Ilembe)
Shonkweni PS (Ugu)
Insebenzwenhle PS (Uthukela)
Injabulo PS (Ugu)
Nsabalele Primary (Umkhanyakude)
St Patricks PS (Ugu)

Senior Category:
Sakhelwe SS (Uthukela)
Mathubesizwe Secondary (Ilembe)
Asoka Secondary (Umlazi)
Malabela Secondary (Umkhanyakude)
Dundee High (Umzinyathi)
GPOnline 21 SeptJunior Category:
Vezulwazi PS (GN)
Emasangweni PS (TS)
Duduza PS (GE)
Emthunzini PS (TS)

Senior Category:
Chipa Tabane Comprehensive High (GN)
The Glen High (TS)
Sofunda SS (ES)
New Hope Secondary (SE)
Willowridge High (TS)
Seageng Secondary (TW) 
WC30 September RondeboschJunior Category:

Diazville PS (West Coast)
Eden PS (West Coast)
Homba JS (MEED)  

Senior Category:

Gardens Commercial High (MEED)
Gansbaai Academia
Kwamfundo High (MEED)  
LIMOnlineEPP Mhinga SS (Vhembe)
Hanyani Thomo SS (Mopani)
MPUOnlineShobiyana Sec (Bohlabela)
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