IT prize for teacher

Frank Maponya

A Limpopo teacher has won the annual IT Super-Teacher of the Year Award, a national competition for teachers in information technology.

George Mokgehle became the overall winner in a competition that was held in Bryanston, Johannesburg, at the weekend.

For his achievement, he walked away with a laptop and a certificate.

Mokgehle, 51, a teacher at Toronto Primary School in Mankweng outside Polokwane, attributed his achievement to hard work and dedication.

He won in only his second entry into the competition.

He was a runner-up last year.

The competition is sponsored by the Internet Service Providers Association and Uniforum South Africa, the owners of

"It has always been my dream to win the competition because I really believe in myself," a proud Mokgehle said.

He received a donation of two computers in 2000 to teach his pupils information technology and has never looked back.

"The year 2000 is a long time ago and I believe with an oomph, one is nowhere near failure."