Regina Kgatle

Regina Kgatle believes that learning should be fun, regardless of whether or not a student can afford an iPad. So she decided to level the playing field by using e-waste and other recycled materials to create her Educational Arcade Machine, making learning fun and free. Pre-programmed to match the school curriculum, the machines help to build strong foundations in learning, using simple games and lessons to help learners to excel in all areas of life. Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. In 2012 Young People International Affairs listed her as one of their Top 35 under-35 African Leaders. As a third-year Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the University of Cape Town, Kgatle continues to use her knowledge and success to inspire others. While other students are relaxing at home, Kgatle is filling her holidays with school talks in her hometown of Hammanskraal, in North West. No doubt her message is as fun as it is educational. — Caroline Cowan