The first ever National High Schools Quiz will take place tomorrow, and the teams have been studying hard to claim the title of smartest school in South Africa.
Johannesburg - The first ever National High Schools Quiz will take place on Thursday, and the teams have been studying hard to claim the title of smartest school in South Africa.

The final will be held at IIE Varsity College in Sandton with the national winner earning the National High School Quiz title and trophy, R20 000 for their school, R5 000 for each team member and R5 000 for the team's coach. Each team member will also receive  Ace IT study guides and  Ace IT backpacks including a camera and smart watch.

The quiz brings together eight winning teams from various regional rounds hosted by newspapers in the Independent Media group, to see who will be crowned national champions.

All the questions in the regional rounds were taken from articles which appeared in newspapers in the Independent Media group stable - the Pretoria News, The Star, the Cape Argus and the Daily News - and, for the final, the questions are based on articles published on the IOL website.

Teams have been hard at work preparing for the final on Thursday, taking advantage of tablets they won in the regional finals. 

The schools taking part in the finals are:

  • Cape Argus quiz winners South Peninsula High and runners-up Steenberg High
  • Daily News quiz winners Eden College and runners-up Seatides Combined School
  • Pretoria News quiz winners Pretoria High School for Boys and the runners-up Pretoria Chinese School
  • The Star quiz winners Veritas College and runners-up Midlands Primary and High School

We wish all eight teams the best of luck!