by the

South Africa System Dynamics Chapter


The South Africa System Dynamics Chapter (SASDC) aims to encourage system dynamics skills development, learning, and international collaboration so that complex global issues can be better understood and managed through suitable strategic plans. The SASDC is running the 5th Annual System Dynamics Competition, open to the global system dynamics fraternity on the 30th March 2022!!!  What’s more is that this Challenge is FREE to enter, with fantastic sponsored prizes to win!!

If you are new to the field, this is a great opportunity to use and further develop your valuable system dynamics skillset! If you are already a well-seasoned system dynamics modeler, you can still showcase your skills by tackling, what will be a real world challenge. As system dynamists we look forward to listening and learning from the insights gained through tackling this challenge head on, thus enriching future growth and stimulation in the field of system dynamics.

The top rated submissions, will be presenting their work to the country’s system dynamics network at the anticipated 10th South African System Dynamics Conference on the 18th November 2022, where the winner will be announced.


Have access to a computer that can install system dynamics modelling software (e.g. Stella/Vensim/equivalent).

Entry can be individual or a team not exceeding 2 people.

The documented feedback with the model submission should be less than 10 pages.

This year you can register into one of three categories:

Beginner:           1-18 months experience

Intermediate:   18-60 months experience

Experienced:     More than 5 years of experience


30 March 2022  Registration open/ Call for entries

7 May 2022  **Training workshop (Basics)

28 May 2022    **Training workshop (Fish banks)

11Jun 2022    **Training workshop (Challenge focus)

16 Jul 2022    **Review session (Logic, Causal Loop Diagram, Rich picture)

13 Aug +1 October 2022  **Review session (Model Concept)

28 October 2022  Registration & entry deadline

11 Nov 2022    Announcement of finalists

18 November 2022  Announcement of the winner/s at the 10th Annual System   Dynamics Conference

**Non-compulsory, a support service by the South African System Dynamics Chapter.

Please register now!

If you need more information on the competition (including the Starter Pack) please email: or

Competition organizers: Corne du Plooy & Dr Andries Botha