Browsing: Sasol Solar Challenge

GreenpowerZA, a nonprofit organisation, is hoping to change the way South African children approach the difficult subjects of science and mathematics by teaching them how to design, build and race electric cars. It hopes to foster an interest among youngsters

This was not your typical car race. There was no revving of engines at the starting line, no screeching of tyres — just a gentle silent forward movement and they were off. We had gathered at the northern gate of the CSIR in Pretoria for the start of the Sasol Solar Challenge. For the next two weeks, 13 solar-powered