The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angelina Motshekga invites media to the launch of the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which will be held on African soil for the first time.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in collaboration with the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), will be hosting the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad that will be held at the University of Cape Town (UCT) from 3 to 13 July.
The IMO is perceived as the World Cup of Mathematics and is historically the privilege of developed countries to host. DBE is excited to be a part of this prestigious event that brings the brightest young minds around the world together to solve some of the toughest mathematics problems.
Should you wish to observe the Olympiad an opportunity to register for accreditation will also be provided
Please note that no media will be allowed on the UCT campus if not accredited in advance
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE BRIEFING AS FOLLOWS
Date: 24th June 2014 (Tuesday)
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, GCIS Parliament, Ground Floor, 120 Plein Street, Cape Town
Media in Gauteng are invited to attend the media launch and participate via the GCIS media center in Pretoria, corner Festival and Frances Baard Streets, Hatfield.
Enquiries: Troy Martens – 078 899 3070 (Department of Basic Education)
Marisa Louw at 072 987 5780 or email@example.com
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION