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Madiba's birthplace answers call for education

08 December, 01:47 PM

The Mandela School of Science & Technology in the Eastern Cape has concluded a successful first year of teaching and learning. It has been a powerful contribution to Madiba's education legacy. News24 Live travelled to Mvezo - Mandela's birthplace - to attend the ceremony. Watch.

The pioneering new school was built by Siemens following a 2010 request from Mandela himself, then handed to the Eastern Cape Department of Basic Education. The young people of rural Mvezo were in 2014 able to attend secondary school close to home for the first time, and to specialise in the skills South Africa needs most - including science, engineering, technology and agriculture.

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