Hon Deputy Chair, I move without notice:
That the Council -
1) notes that a team of engineering students consisting of local and international students from multiple faculties studying at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, have, under the sponsorship of Volkswagen South Africa, designed, developed and built a solar car to participate in the third SA Solar Challenge next week;
2) further notes that renewable energy will play a significant role in the future of the automotive industry and by embarking on this project, the students will gain valuable knowledge and skills that they can bring into the engineering field;
3) also notes that the car has been designed and manufactured to reduce energy consumption as much as possible and will travel the length and the breadth of South Africa with a 6? solar deck producing power no more than it takes to run a hairdryer. A battery pack of lithium ion cells usually used for laptops has been integrated to supply enough power in case of the heat from the sun not providing sufficient energy; and
4) commends and congratulates the students on this unique project and wishes them well for the race and extends its gratitude and appreciation to Volkswagen SA for their substantial financial and technical contribution.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.