Zamazulu pupil represents KZN in science expo

2015-10-08 06:00
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Zamazulu Secondary pupil Lindokuhle Mnikathi was selected to represent KZN in the Eskom science expo.

PHOTO: supplied Zamazulu Secondary pupil Lindokuhle Mnikathi was selected to represent KZN in the Eskom science expo.

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ZAMAZULU Secondary School pupil Lindokuhle Mnikathi (18), is flying the city’s flag high as he represents KwaZulu-Natal in the Eskom­ Expo for young scientists at Boksburg’s Birchwood Conference Centre. The expo started on Tuesday, 6 October and runs until 9 October.

The expo was founded 35 years ago in a bid to develop young scientists and expose them to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Lindokuhle was selected in the engineering category for his innovative electrical washing line. Due to climate change in the country he noticed that although he would hang his laundry on the washing line in the morning it would take long to dry, so he started his project in February. Lindokuhle said he is optimistic about his innovative project, which he hopes will bring relief to the lives of many.

“The electric washing line works in a way that one is able to adjust the speed or volume like one does with radio­. It works with an electrical connection. Once the laundry is on the washing line, you adjust the speed. For light clothing you increase the speed and for heavy clothes and blankets, you lower the speed so that the pressure does not become too much as laundry is heavy.”

Principal Xolani Ndlela said the school is especially proud about Lindokuhle’s achievement as he has managed­ to excel despite the lack of resources.

“As a school we take science very seriously and encourage our pupils to take part in such initiatives. This is evident­ in our year-end results,” he ended.

Lindokuhle hopes to study engineering after completing matric

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