Pilot Project – National Science Week


The Vuka Energy Savings project was selected to be piloted by the National Department of Science and Technology in August 2010..

The Research done by the Stanford Housing Cooperative was tested.

The project consisted of 2 teams, mentored by Elma Hunter - socal activist in Stanford and Chairperson of the Stanford Housing Cooperative.

Florentina Nokuthula Radebe was the isiXhosa Team Leader and Rallie Klaasen the Afrikaans Team Leader.



PURPOSE OF NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK    National science awareness campaign

 THEME    “The Role of Science in Economic Development” showcasing the importance of science in peoples’ daily lives.

Science Week Posters

Main Challenges   

Space   Climate Change   Human & Social Dynamics   Energy security   Farmer to farmer


Energy Security   Indigenous Knowledge   Geographic Advantage/knowledge   Science is fun   Science is everywhere  

Awareness for all people of South Africa   Science is fun   Science is everywhere

2 Responses to “Pilot Project – National Science Week”

  • Elma:

    Hello World. Good start to website for Vuka Energy Savings – watch Vuka GO! Wake Up World

    • Elma:

      "Eish! It's magic" aptly describes the response from the audience on seeing the pot of rice and lentils cooked in 30 minutes with only 10 minutes use of expensive fuel.

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