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Nelson Mandela University (NMU), in collaboration with the ManufacturingEngineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta), recently held the inaugural NMU Solar Boat Competition, in Gqeberha. 

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges and technical high schools participated in the competition.

The event exposed learners and students to solar technologies and helped them develop essential skills to design and manufacture a simple solar-powered boat. The goal of the three-hour endurance race was to cover the longest distance in the time limit, with sunlight the only power source allowed for propulsion. The event was also about developing skills and interest in these areas among the youngsters.

Read the full article published in Engineering News on 6 March 2023.

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