Johannesburg, 13 October 2023: From robot vacuum cleaners to smart thermostats and automated home security systems, technology advancements are ushering in a new age of home management, making our lives more comfortable, more secure and more interconnected than ever before. But while our households are becoming smarter and more responsive However, there remains untapped potential in the realm of household automation. This month, Sifiso EdTech is inviting learners from grades 3 to 11 to redefine home automation through robotics in its “Home Helpers” online robotics competition.

Sifiso Edtech is thrilled to announce the launch of its “Home Helpers” Challenge, a unique opportunity for South African learners to redefine home automation through robotics. The competition aims to ignite innovation among South African learners, blending cutting-edge technology with real-life challenges.

Xoliswa Mahlangu, Head of Digital Learning and Technology at Sifiso EdTech, shares her enthusiasm for the project, saying: “At Sifiso EdTech, we’re committed to fostering a robotics revolution in South Africa, where every participant feels empowered to make a difference, one robot at a time. We invite schools and students to join us on this exciting journey of innovation and automation and show us what they can dream into reality.”

“Our ‘Home Helpers’ Challenge is open to students from grades 3 to 11, offering a broad spectrum of tasks for young innovators to participate and showcase their talents. Learners are encouraged to form teams of two to five members to bring together diverse skills and ideas, foster collaboration and creativity,” Mahlangu continue.

Join the Robotics Revolution!

All the competition details, including guidelines and registration information, are available at We urge students to sign up for the Sifiso EdTech Online Robotics “Home Helpers” Challenge and contribute to transforming home automation, one robot at a time.

Participants are welcome to choose any brand of robotics kit that fuels their vision, provided they create a cost-effective and impactful solution.

Registration for the competition closes on 27 October 2023 and all entries must be submitted by 3 November 2023. The best part? There are no registration fees – just bring your passion, creativity and innovative spirit.

To register and find more information about the challenge and specific tasks for each grade level, visit