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KZN science whizzkid is jetting off to Sweden

Kwazi Zwezwe, a Grade 9 pupil from Ixopo High School, is going to Sweden to compete in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize in August.

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Kwazi Zwenzwe of Ixopo High School will represent South ­Africa at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize against students from 35 other countries. 

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How wonderful is this?! Love feel-good stories and even more so when they revolve around youngsters and KZN.

The young man was invited to the competition for his project 'Rainmaker,' a machine that converts air to water, which he initially entered into a science competition run by the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Kwazi would like to go on to study science and help people with his inventions. 

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is open to young people between the ages of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance. The winning school is awarded a diploma and $5,000 (just over R60,000).

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I wish him all the best and fingers crossed that he comes back home with the prize. 

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