South Africa: Gauteng Launches School With Focus on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

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  • The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) on Tuesday, 6 September 2022, officially launched Dr Molefi Oliphant Maths, Science and ICT School of Specialisation with a focus on Renewable Energy and Climate Change in Bophelong, Vanderbijlpark.

This launch was graced by the presence of the legendary Dr Molefi Oliphant. Born and raised in Bophelong, where the school is located, Dr Oliphant grew to become a prolific figure in the province’s basic education sector and played a significant role in South African soccer and community development.

The launch was led by Gauteng HOD Mr Edward Mosuwe alongside Gauteng Education Portfolio Committee Chairperson Mr Matome Chiloane and other esteemed guests and officials.

Attendees were given a display of a smart home which had a biometric fingerprint system coded by learners at the school and augmented reality headsets. The smart home also contained virtual reality textbooks that can be stored on a single 3D printed object that learners scan with their smartphones and then proceed to see 3D animations of certain subject matter.

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