- A 16-year-old pupil has developed a device that could help protect women in South Africa
- Mphahlele Bohlale invented an ear piece that can alert cops when a woman has been kidnapped
- It also takes a photo of the perpetrators and sends it to connected devices
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South Africa has no shortage of bright young minds and one pupil tackled a major issue in the country with her invention.
Mphahlele Bohlale, who is a learner at SJ van der Merwe School, designed and developed an 'Alerting Ear Piece' that allows authorities to track victims of human trafficking.
Not only does the device help in tracking the victims, it also takes a photo of the perpetrators and send them to connected devices.
The Eskom Expo Twitter page shared Bohlale's story on the social media platform.
The post read:
"Mphahlele Bohlale from SJ van der Merwe School’s 2019 Eskom Expo project, “Alerting Ear Piece”, can track the victims of #HumanTrafficking and also capture photos of the perpetrators and send the photos to connected devices."
Take a look at the post below:
Eskom Expo added in another post:
"The device, inserted in earrings, is believed to be able to help police with quicker identification of perpetrators."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported on another inspiring lady. Ntwanano Nkuna is a 25-year-old who recently bagged her national trade certificate. Nkuna is now a qualified artisan electrician after she fell in love with the field in high school.
The young woman grew up in Mkhuhlu, a small town near Hazyview. Like many other South Africans, Nkuna did not have an easy childhood. She was raised by her grandmother while her mother worked to support them after landing a job in 2005.
In Grade 8, Nkuna fell in love with electricity while doing practicals on electric circuits. After she finished school, Nkuna immediately followed her dreams. However, the journey was far from easy and she had to face several obstacles.
In other news, a proud boyfriend, @PapiZwane, took to social media to rave about his amazing partner. His girlfriend, @pattieGatyi, recently got admitted as an attorney of the High Court.
South Africans were inspired by the story and applauded her in the comment section.
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