About Talent Search
The Talent Search is the South African version of the Bebras Contest which attracts more than a million participants in the rest of the world each year. The contest requires the use of Computational Thinking – those skills that are also required for Mathematics, Science, IT and Computer Applications. The Talent Search identifies learners with the skills, but at the same time gives all an opportunity to develop these skills.
The Talent Search is an online test, but for those schools with inadequate connectivity a pen-and-paper version is available which does not require computers. After the Talent Search, learners who have already mastered a computer language can enter the Programming Olympiad. Those who know how to use applications like spreadsheets, databases and a wordprocessor can enter the Applications Olympiad.