Young de­signer makes car for his school

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Sci­ence teacher Themba Shangwe (left) at Za­mazulu High School with star pupil Khulekani Mad­lala, who is one of seven fi­nal­ists in a na­tional Jaguar Land Rover schools’ chal­lenge to de­sign a car us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als. A self-de­scribed in­ven­tor, Khulekani used an old ra­dio to build the full-elec­tric Land Rover model, com­plete with a surf­board on the roof and a cable tog­gle to make it crawl for­wards, and he hopes it will be enough to win the R20 000 first prize so that Za­mazulu can buy stools for the school’s sci­ence lab and lap­tops for the pupils to do re­search on. School prin­ci­pal Xolani Ndlela said the school has fo­cused on sci­ence and maths since its start as a pri­mary school in 2004, and has seen a num­ber of pupils achieve in lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional sci­ence com­pe­ti­tions as a re­sult. Par­ties in­ter­ested in aid­ing the school in this mis­sion can con­tact him at 084 980 8337. PHOTO: AL­WYN VILJOEN

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