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Minister hands over a Career Centre to Giyani community

By Maanda Mulaudzi

Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, handed over a Career Centre in science  to Giyani community as part of an imbizo organised by her Department. The handing over was made at the Centre on 26 September 2015.

“The centre is being used as  a source of knowledge for young people who intend studying at higher education institutions towards their chosen careers, and by everyone who is interested in how our world works”. she said.

Minister Pandor went further to say  that the centre would assist learners in choosing careers properly and that it would be useful to make career decisions at an early age and to know about the many opportunities available, especially in the science and technology fields.

While in the area, Pandor visited the Hi Hanyile Essential Oils project, a scientists and traditional healers collaborated in studies on indigenous plants, leading to the development of mosquito repellent candles which are  more effective than similar commercial products on the market.

She  said that  the project showed how science, technology and innovation could be used for economic development and to stimulate small and medium enterprise.

Limpopo MEC for Education , Ishmael Kgetjepe, said that South Africa, like many other countries, was working to become one of the strongest science research community in the world, pioneering the latest technologies

MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe  encouraged the learners not to see maths and science as hard subjects but to see these subjects as the subjects  that could be mastered by everyone. This initiave will go a long way in assisting our learners to be at the level that will see them compete with the best anywhere in the world.