Bokamoso Molale (18) is the co-innovator of the Hot Nozzle, current matric student and the head boy of Simon’s Town School which is located at the foot of Simonsberg mountains overlooking False Bay, Cape Town.

He is the founder and co-ordinator of the Litter Awareness Campaign Project that focus on educating learners of Simon’s Town School about conservation and getting them involved in various activities offered by the organisation.

In 2014, inspired by the cold showers they endured due to their Junior status at Lawhill, Bokamoso Molale and Thami Hoza (then grade 10 learners) developed the ‘The Hot Nozzle’.

The Hot Nozzle is a portable water-heating apparatus which operates on battery power and is a solution to cold showers , while effectively saving water and electricity. The pair took second prize at the 2014 3M/Hip2b2 Innovation Challenge and were the runner ups of the South African Young Innovators of the Year (2014) competition.

In 2015 Bokamoso was listed as one of the Top 200 Rising Young Stars by the “Mail and Guardian” in recognition of excellence in innovation and academic performance.

In 2016 Thami and Bokamoso were selected as ‘The Top 10 Young Innovators in Africa Under the Age of 26’ by the African Innovation Foundation.  As a result, they were invited to attend the 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa Innovator Ecosystems Connector event in Botswana and were the youngest delegates in attendance.

In his spare time Bokamoso is an active rugby player and chess player.  In 2013 he played for the Northern Free State Chess Team and attended the 2013 South African Junior Chess Championships.

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