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Friday, July 5, 2013

Remember the word boffin? That hideous ball of a description we used to throw at the smart kids growing up? Maybe it was an East London thing. It's certainly not the English Language's proudest moment, but it's the only word that works when it comes to a young man by the name of Stuard Nthlati.

I've been keenly following Capitec Bank's Ask Why campaign (have you seen the advert?), where they have profiled 7 young South Africans who dramatically changed their circumstances by asking why, and subsequently helped change the lives of others. 

Last week, I shared a post about the guy who gave up money and the young man who invented a way to bathe without using water.  This week, I would like to introduce you to Sir Stuart Ntlathi. How he got to Sir is intriguing and I'll play along, but Sir Ntlathi is the science boff who is all about sharing the formula to success.  When he was 13 year old teenage boy living in Klerksdorp in the North West, he and his friends started a science club.  

This developed into the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering and Technology Institute (Tshisa!) which offers various training programmes and a support structure for over 21 000 registered learners across SA as well as Taiwan and America. So at 26, his award winning Institute is helping to train the next generation of mad scientists. 

I just had to share this because it's that awesome! Check out more on Capitec's www.askwhy.co.za website! 


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