2011 Super Stage winners, Muzzammil Ismail and Ra’ees Mahmood made their TV debut this week on SABC 2’s Hectic Nine-9, a Flagship Kids Magazine TV Show, broadcast live daily.
These 4th Year UCT wizards, studying medicine and actuarial science respectively, won the “Super Stage Green Revolution Challenge” in September last year, which challenged the student public to come up with innovative solutions to reduce e-waste (cell phones, laptops, cameras, etc) from clogging up our landfills.
Originally, they found a way to melt Styrofoam used in the packaging of electronic products. Since winning and joining Super Start (Super Stage’s incubator), their Super Idea has evolved into a recycled, temperature sensitive bath plug, which prevents young children from becoming burn victims, thus solving both an environmental and health challenge in one go!
“It was fantastic to be on live TV – something I’ve never done before…” said a beaming Mahmood on set.
Ismail added that, “It’s an amazing platform to share our idea and hopefully inspire and motivate up and coming young talent!”
With their growing celebrity status, the Tweets and Facebook comments were pouring in too:
“Buddy I see you are a tv star now! Go you! Hectic 9nine and what not! Was just flipping through the channels while cooking and recognised you, great stuff man!”
“Can I have your autograph?” or “next time I see you you’ll probably be some famous inventor!”.
David Stein, scriptwriter and producer of Okuhle Media which produces the show thinks “Supernews is an awesome concept, and would love to feature new stuff as it happens.”
Image1: 2011 Super Stage winners, Muzzammil Ismail and Ra’ees Mahmood (2nd; 3rd from left) with Supernews Founder, Gina Levy (2nd from right) and Hectic Nine-9 Presenters
Image 2: “Muzz” gives a jaw-dropping demo
Image 3: Live interview on Hectic Nine-9