Rhodes students' tech waste management system puts them in line for R14m international prize

Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students have come out tops in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system, putting them in line to win a $1m (about R14.3m) startup injection for their business idea.

Team E-Smart – Nobuhle Ndebele, 24; Lindokuhle Nene, 25; Reitumetse Nkhahle, 26; and Gauta Matlou, 29 – in April took part in the 2019 Hult Prize Regional Summit held at the Brookhouse International School in Nairobi, Kenya, where they were awarded the top position after going head-to-head against 45 other teams from across the globe, the university said in a statement.

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