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South African Reserve Bank
Monetary Policy Committee
Schools Challenge


All teams taking part in the Monetary Policy Challenge will receive certificates for participation, merit or distinction.
The prizes for 2018:

Prize (per Learner)
Prize (per School)
R 8 000 plus iPad, eligible to SARB bursary
R 20 000
R 6 000
R 15 000
R 4 000
R 11 000
R 3 000
R   8 000
R 2 000
R   6 000

Members of the winning team will have their names put forward to receive
South African Reserve Bank bursaries. Should they go on to meet the criteria to be awarded a Reserve Bank bursary, the full costs of their undergraduate degree (up to R75 000 per year), including tuition, accommodation, books and sundries, will be paid for.


The winning team, along with their Economics teacher for their region, will travel to Pretoria to spend the day on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at the Reserve Bank. They will be special guests of the Bank and will be able to watch the Governor deliver the Monetary Policy Statement. During the day, they will also have lunch with senior decision makers and see first-hand how economic theory is put into practice.

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