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.