Fikiswa Majola

Chemical engineer, MTN Sciencentre

Fikiswa Majola is a girl who loves to "blow things up�. She studied chemical engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology but decided not to take the obvious career path. While studying, she tutored students at a Nyanga school in maths and science, and worked as a volunteer at the MTN Sciencentre. After graduating, she took up a fulltime post at the centre. These days Majola works as a facilitator at the Sciencentre, where she not only wows young audiences, but also demonstrates the laws of science and chemistry; she has taken her show on the road, attending SciFest and Sasol TechnoX, and she has won a silver medal for "Most Wow Show�. Majola also mentors learners who've received the Walter George Mostert Scholarship. She intends to study education part-time while continuing her work with the Sciencentre and taking her show to kids in rural areas. � Faranaaz Parker

Lunch spot: Gourmet Burger, Cape Town