South Africa, Mpumalanga

Imagine Scholar is located in the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga province, in South Africa’s northeast corner. We are nestled south of the Kruger National Park, north of Swaziland, and west of Mozambique.

During the apartheid era, many families were forcefully relocated to Nkomazi. In the 1980s, thousands of refugees fleeing the Mozambican Civil War moved to the region as well. The effects of these events are still felt and Nkomazi’s difficult socio-economic conditions persist to this day.

Imagine Scholar are an out of hours educational programme for motivated students in this rural part of South Africa. The programme is in the process of becoming self sustain and already employs several ex-pupils. Students in the programme launched a HAB in 2015 as part of a pilot for the School Space Race.

School Website.

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March 31, 2017

Bricileaks No.12 – Protec take the lead in the SSR

Bricileaks No. 12 The much anticipated Yellobric School Space Race is finally underway with our first three launches in South Africa in January this year. Make sure you watch our launch video. Despite losing their space balloon again our […]
February 6, 2017

South African Launch Day

Video of the South African launch of three balloons; Bondzeni, PROTEC and Imagine Scholar. If you didn’t follow the South African School Space Race launch live you can watch this video which show the excitement of students who designed […]
December 5, 2016

Imagine Scholar build their yagi aerial

In preparation for a launch in January 2017 Imagine Scholar have constructed a yagi areal which will amplify the signal from their payload and enable them to track it more effectively.