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The Girl Effect: 5 scientific inventions by SA women

19th Feb 19

Lauren Goldman
By Lauren Goldman4 Followers

The United Nations shared results from a study that says only 18% of females will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field. Compare that to the 37% of males who will achieve that and you can understand why it’s important to encourage women to enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (commonly known as STEM). To help change this reality, Vodacom's purpose is to empower women and girls through digital solutions. Here are 5 South African women and girls who are inspiring us to accomplish this purpose. 

Sarah Collins 

You very likely have seen the colourful Wonderbag around. Durban-born Sarah Collins, together with poverty activist Moshy Mathe, created the alternative cooker more than 10 years ago when Eskom implemented loadshedding. The non-electric heat-retention cooker is said to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated half a ton per year if used three times a week. In 2018, Sarah received the Woman o...

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