Sasol Solar Challenge stops in town
The Sasol Solar Challenge competitors stopped in Graaff-reinet on Tuesday afternoon, 25 September. The Hoër Volkskool grounds were abuzz with people wanting to see the nine teams competing in this year’s challenge. The Sasol Solar Challenge is a biennial competition wherein teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa in an eight-day event. They started on 22 September and until Saturday, 29 September, the teams travel across the country in a bid to clock up the most distance. The aim is to cover the 2 000km route to complete the race from Pretoria to Cape Town. The cars left Graaff-reinet again early Wednesday morning to continue on their journey. Seen here are sisters Bea and Reine van Wyk and Jani and Elri Pretorius checking out the odd-looking cars. Amazing to think that millions of rands are spent on these tiny vehicles.