Story by Rachel A
This young South African lady invented a schoolbag with solar technology which could help children study for up to 12 hours. Also, the bag was designed with retro-reflective material so that children could be more visible and safe on their way from school after dark. It was at the age of 18 that she began her company, Rethaka. The company which has a manufacturing plant in Rustenburg, South Africa, was designed to recycle waste products and produce important things from them.More than an inventor, Thato Kgatlhanye is also a young African entrepreneur who has taken to the core of her innovation and entrepreneurship to help the school children.