Boitumelo Ramatsetse has worked for almost a decade as a lecturer specialising in mechanical engineering design and manufacturing. Preparing students for the industry, Ramatsetse says: “Practical assessments are fundamental in creating a learning-friendly environment that allows students to innovate and also think beyond what they learned in the classroom.” Ramatsetse’s proudest moment was when he designed and developed a reconfigurable vibrating screen (RVS) – an innovative machine designed to screen mineral particles of varying sizes and volumes. It is a first-of-its-kind solution and is locally manufactured in South Africa. Through his upcoming work, he wants to build on the success and fulfillment he has already experienced as a lecturer. “I believe that the RVS machine that I designed and developed will increase the manufacturing and screening activities in the South African mining and construction industries,” he says, adding that this will in turn contribute to GDP growth and meaningful job creation
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