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South African maths and physics genius launches Map Blitz puzzle game

Maths and physics whizz Wandile Mabanga has launched Map Blitz, a puzzle game that challenges teams to quickly build a map of Africa, the Sunday Times reported. Mabanga first came into the public eye for achieving excellent marks in high school and university, despite attending a poorly-resourced township school. In 2007, he got 100% for maths and 93% for physics while attending a school in KwaThema on the East Rand.

During his first year of university, he achieved excellent results and got a fellowship with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation which funded his MSc studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mabanga told the Sunday Times that after graduating, he considered doing a PhD, but spending time at home playing board games inspired him to build one. Map Blitz is aimed mainly at children.

Map Blitz

The full report is available in the Sunday Times of 5 February 2017.

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