By Jacques Smalle MPL, DA Spokesperson on Education:
The DA congratulates five learners from Rasinga Secondary School in Giyani for winning an international competition for young innovators, with their Cell Switch Device in Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition recently.
These learners came out tops after competing across the country with their device that can switch household appliances on and off within three seconds by sending an SMS to a number embedded in the device.
Their device has already been approved by Independent Communications Authority of SA and the South African Bureau of Standards for household use.
These learners will represent South Africa in South Korea next month. The DA is delighted that these learners managed to set a very good examples to their peers by encouraging them to be innovative and pursing their dreams.
Rasinga high school is situated in a remote part of Limpopo. More than 70 % of the 1,620 learners are enrolled for Maths and Science and the school had a 100% pass rate last year.
The DA urges the MEC for Education, Ishamel Kgetjepe to expand the Dinaledi programme to include more schools like Rasinga, to support their maths and technology initiatives.