A total of 13 teams from various Universities and high schools will compete at the Kyalami Racetrack in Midrand, Gauteng. Winners will be selected from different categories relevant for this challenge.

“Shell is delighted to work closely with the University of Johannesburg in hosting this challenge, we believe that it presents an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to finding responsible and sustainable solutions to the current energy challenge and it will also allow South Africans to continue with the current energy dialogue”, said Bonang Mohale, Chairman of Shell South Africa.

Shell Eco- Marathon is a global challenge held annually in various parts of the world. It was developed by two Shell engineers in 1939 and progressed to be a University competition in 1985. It is the first of its kind in South Africa and in Africa and it is supported by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, one of five schools within the faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment supporting rigorous research in green technology and energy efficiency. The participating teams include: University of Johannesburg, University of Benin, and University of Lagos. The high schools include: Deutsche Schule Johannesburg, IR Lesolang Secondary, Edward Phatudi, The King’s school in Westrand, Maxeke Secondary and Tokelo Secondary.

Professor Meyer – Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Johannesburg mentioned that challenges such as the Eco Marathon provide good platforms to demonstrate skills and capabilities of higher learning institutions, while creating a suitable environment to stimulate young people in taking interest in Science and Engineering.

Shell will also launch the Power Your Voice (PYV) Campaign at the Shell Eco Marathon event. This campaign is aimed at raising awareness among young people about their need and reliance on energy. It also seeks to motivate them to address global issues relating to energy. PYV highlights the four pillars of energy access that is; safe access to clean water, comprehensive healthcare and education. PYV further raises awareness about sustainable development initiatives throughout the world by using sports (football/soccer) and entertainment.

As part of the campaign, a social media platform called mPowering Action (mPA) has been developed. This is an innovative mobile application designed to inspire, Millennials to address their challenges. The Power Your Voice programme uses the power of play to engage young people through technological inventions.

The mPowering Action and Power Your Voice are valuable to the Shell brand as they create opportunities to develop intelligent and innovative products and services.


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