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KZN matriculant excited after winning scholarship to study in Germany

S’nenhlanhla Dlamini won a full scholarship at the 2016 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists fair.

S'nenhlahla Dlamini (C). Picture: Eskom Expo Science.

JOHANNESBURG - A grade 12 pupil says she excited after winning the top prize at the 2016 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair.

S'nenhlanhla Dlamini won a full scholarship sponsored by Siemens to study in Germany.

The 17-year-old from Ongoye Secondary School in KwaZulu-Natal was competing among 580 young scientists across the country and abroad.

Dlamini says her project, titled Smart Home Energy Saver, was nominated in the energy efficiency and conservation category.

"I invented something which will help maintain efficient use of appliances around the household. I would like to thank Eskom for giving me this wonderful opportunity to present my project. Without them, I wouldn't have been exposed to Siemens."

Eskom's executive director for the young scientists' expo Parthy Chetty says South Africa is reaffirming itself as the hub of scientific research and excellence on the continent by hosting young scientists from Africa and beyond.

"We would sincerely like to thank Siemens for putting up a fantastic award worth R1 million for a scholarship to study in Germany and I would like to congratulate S'nenhlanhla Dlamini for doing an outstanding project on energy efficiency. The expo for scientists wishes her all the success for her future career."

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