The winner will take home the National High School Quiz title, R20 000 for the school, R5 000 for each team member and R5 000 for the team’s educator or coach.

Cape Town - Eight schools from four regions will battle it out for top honours and more than R20 000 in prizes in the inaugural National High School Quiz with IIE Varsity College in September. 

Borne from the Cape Argus High School Quiz, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, the National High School Quiz has had its beginnings in four regional quiz events held in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal.

Schools entered local quiz events with teams consisting of four learners together with an educator or coach. Winners of the local high school quiz events progressed to the Regional Quiz Finals, with the top two teams from each region then qualifying for the Inaugural National High School Quiz with IIE Varsity College.

The schools making it through to 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

The questions in the local and regional quiz rounds were based on content published in some of Independent Media's leading newspaper titles: the Daily News, Pretoria News, The Star and Cape Argus.

For the National High School Quiz, questions will be based on content specially chosen from the IOL website, and will cover the following categories: current affairs, sport, business, politics and entertainment. 

Pupils have about three weeks to study with new stories added to this trend page https://www.iol.co.za/trends/highschoolquiz every day.

Then on September 27 the eight teams will meet face to face for the final round at the Varsity College Sandton Campus, where the winner of the inaugural National High School Quiz will be crowned. 

The national winner will take home the National High School Quiz title, R20 000 for the school, R5 000 for each team member and R5 000 for the team’s educator or coach.

The national runner-up will receive R10 000 for the school, R2 500 for each team member and R2 500 for the team’s educator/coach.