After having run a pilot in 2015, the SASHT launched its first formal online quiz this year on 23 May 2016. The quiz is similar to a History Olympiad based on multiple choice questions and is completed on line. The focus for this year’s questions was: Resistance in South Africa during 1948 – 1964.
Schools that entered paid a nominal fee of R100-00 and schools from Gauteng, North West, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape were represented. A total of 173 learners logged in to complete the test during the 90 min it was available on the website. Learners had a limited time to complete the test once they have logged on. The first three winners each received a book prize.
First place: From the left Prof R Sieborger (SASHT), Me Swart (school history teacher) Cyle Smith (winner) and principal – Mnr Andrè Franken from Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck and lastly Mr Barry Firth also from the SASHT
Second Place: Grace Taylor from Cornwall Hill College with Me V du Toit
Third Place: Sean Cameron from Cornwall Hill College