Sir Stuart Ntlathi: Making Technology Fun (05 Mar 2013)
Sir Stuart Ntlathi: Making Technology Fun
Sir Stuart is one of the inspirational young South Africans who’s at the forefront of innovation, invention and technology. The 25 year old Sir Stuart Ntlathi is an inventor (15-in-1 microwaveoven, an electronic Vuvuzela and an auto shoe polisher), innovator and the founder of the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering & Technology Institute (SNSETinstitute) which he founded when he was 13 years old. Sir Stuart Ntlathi has collected 45 awards so far. Stuart is also one of the exclusive space tourists who will embark on a journey to space in 2014 with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
Sir Stuart is also the man behind the annual SNSET International Innovation Indaba in Klerksdorp and this year’s event takes place from 7 -9 December, 2012. In this Indaba the youth will study about and improve the latest technology and present the most advanced and innovative global solutions to the current challenges facing mankind. The goal of the International Innovation Indaba is to demonstrate how young people, coupled with innovative business models, can drive a sustainable transformation of the world and meet goals such as Millennium Development Goals. Recommendations, solutions and innovations from the conference will outline the elements needed to effectively boost societies, education, innovation, and the development of technology.
Why is he known as Sir Stuart Ntlathi?
“As a growing child I believed in Sir Albert Einstein's work, loved and aspired his achievements and passion for his work! At that age I thought I had to work as much as he did to achieve the Sir title but when I achieved most of them by 2007 I thought to myself (is it necessary to await the queen, ever since I made it official and all people from all walks of life followed and it has now become a strong brand (Sir Stuart Ntlathi)! It makes me feel there already, at the highest peak of the mountain!”.