Welcome to the website of the Mandela School of Science & Technology, Mvezo’s first secondary school.
This school gives young people the opportunity to improve the quality of life – not only for themselves, but for generations to come. It is located in Mvezo, a village on the banks of the Mbashe River in the Eastern Cape. It is also the birthplace of Nkosi Dalibhunga Mandela. His lifelong dream to build a secondary school in the village of his birth was made possible by Siemens, the Mvezo Development Trust and the South African Department of Education. With a focus on engineering, science, technology and agriculture, the Mandela School of Science & Technology empowers students with the knowledge and the skills to change their world. Siemens, the electrical engineering and electronics firm and the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies, has provided the necessary funding and has built the school. The Mvezo Development Trust, was set up by the Chief Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela and a council of two headmen and representatives in order to bring economic development to the people of the community.