Blue Downs pupils make waves with unique folding invention

Two pupils from Malibu High School in Blue Downs have been recognised for their innovative product at the 2016 Junior Achievers of the Year Competition.

The pair came third place for their invention, Flip2Fold, which takes the hassle out of folding laundry.

Jason-Lee Ockhuizen (17) and Fazil Smith (16) were competing against nine other teams and were among 157 participants in the Western Cape who took part in a 12-week programme.

They were taught how to create a unique product, establish a business plan and market their invention - which is made out of recycled cardboard, wrapping paper and buff tape.

The duo says they want to continue finding innovative solutions to everyday problems, and have already sold 40 units in their first month.

We are looking to make the lives of other people easier, one fold at a time.

Fazil Smith

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