Maths and physics whizz Wandile Mabanga has launched Map Blitz, a puzzle game that challenges teams to quickly build a map of Africa, the Sunday Times reported.
Mabanga first came into the public eye for achieving excellent marks in high school and university, despite attending a poorly-resourced township school.
In 2007, he got 100% for maths and 93% for physics while attending a school in KwaThema on the East Rand.
During his first year of university, he achieved excellent results and got a fellowship with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation which funded his MSc studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mabanga told the Sunday Times that after graduating, he considered doing a PhD, but spending time at home playing board games inspired him to build one.
Map Blitz is aimed mainly at children.
The full report is available in the Sunday Times of 5 February 2017.