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