State of the Art Facility for Cofimvaba

The new Science Centre in Cofimvaba. Pictures: Supplied.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government – led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane – hosted the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande and contributing partners in Cofimvaba on October 6, as they officially opened the state-of-the-art science centre – equipped with advanced green technologies.

The centre – which is named after Albertina Sisulu – promotes science, technology and innovation through every feature of its building. Designed and constructed as an environmentally friendly building, the centre has an off-grid power supply comprising four renewable energy sources – photovoltaic panels, small-scale wind turbine, hydrogen fuel cells and batteries. Eskom power supply is available as a back-up.

This centre offers not only science awareness activities and exhibits on various themes including space science and astronomy, but also a teacher training programme.




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Blade Mzimande comments on the impact of the science centre on teaching and learning.



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Honourable Premier Oscar Mabuayane comments on why comments why Cofimvaba was chosen as a pilot area.
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