The Boitumelong Secondary School in the Tembisa township Gauteng, is of one of the seven schools in
the province to pilot the “Big Switch-On” project. The school’s principal, Sesi Makena, says each of the one thousand four hundred pupils at this school received their own tablet…

Both teachers and pupils are now getting used to and enjoying the new technology. There’s already been a knock on effect with students honing their e-skills and the school’s attendance improving.

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Mangi Tshikomba is a technology entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Things Technologies and founding editor of He is a OYW Ambassador, Queens Young Leader and Brightest Young Minds Alumni. He holds BSc(Hon) Civil Engineering from Wits University, Jhb and Leadership Certificate from certificate from Cambridge University, UK. His interests are in Entrepreneurship, EdTech and Early Childhood Development (ECD).