- Wandile holds an MSc in Theoretical Physics
- It's a qualification so specialised that only two people in the world were qualified to supervise him
- He developed the educational Map Blitz board game
27-year-old Wandile Mabanga is a theoretical physicist who, despite his humble beginnings, is doing South Africa proud.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Theoretical Physics from Wits University, Briefly.co.za gathered.
According to digitalclassroom.co.za, it's a qualification so specialised that only two people in the world were qualified to supervise him.
Wandile subsequently put South Africa and Africa on the map by developing an interactive and educational board game for learners called Map Blitz.
In a recent interview, he described it as follows:
Map Blitz a product of the world map puzzles. Right now we're rolling out the Africa map. Each country is a piece of the puzzle.
The aim is to learn the countries in Africa. Where is Gambia? How does it look like? What's the proportion in relation to Algeria?
Wandile had to overcome difficult circumstances while growing up in KwaThema, a township on the outskirts of Springs in Gauteng. His family lived in an RDP house.
He was so brilliant that he completed two grades in one year in primary school. In his matric, Wandile also achieved 100% in maths and 93% in physical science.
His long-term goal is to promote diversity and cultural interaction in Africa.
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