Chipa Thomas Maimela has an Honours Degree in Educational Management and an Advanced Certificate in Education Computer Integrated Education, a Diploma in Science and Technology Education, a certified Information Skills and Understanding and a current MBA candidate. Chipa is a certified Instructional Developer a certified Assessor and an Online facilitator and also possesses the art of Science of Co-Facilitation with Wits University Accredited by the International Coach Federation: 16.5 CCEU offered by CRR Global and Community radio certification from the University of Limpopo.

Chipa has worked as a Science and Technology Teacher for about 18 years within the South African Basic Education. He has further worked as an Instructional Developer in both public and private University at the University of the Witwatersrand and The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management, Chipa also worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Project Coordinator for Science and Technology sector and also for the Science Media Monitoring and Analysis for the Science and Technology industry with the National Research Foundation at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement. Chipa has spent much of his time with community media as an analyst.

Chipa has successfully earned himself several educational awards for Provincial National Teacher awards for Teaching with Technology including the Special award from Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) and further earned recognition for his contribution on Physical Science Blogging for the South African Blog Awards as runner-up for the Best Science and Technology Blog award in 2016, he also became runner as an MTN nominee for Best education solution award and an Incubator award respectively for Physical Sciences Break 1.0 App in 2017.

Chipa worked in several Technology Innovation programs including the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program. Chipa has also been involved in leadership for several organisations in the education sector. Physical Sciences Break 1.0 is an outstanding FET Science content Blog with an estimated 3.2 million hits currently growing, making the Blog one of the successful online learning platforms ever produced in South Africa by Chipa Thomas Maimela.



“We all heard about the story of Newton’s pleasant experience with a falling apple. It may not be the first time that the great man saw something falling in his life; it certainly was not the first time he saw a falling apple either. An idea, however, dawned upon Sir Isaac Newton when he saw that particular apple falling off a tree in his back garden. It changed the way people perceived the world around them for ever: the theory of gravitation was born”.  source picture by http://www.vivaxsolutions.com.



2015-2018 MIEE

Follow the links to view the articles.

1. Recognized as the global leader in using technology to transform education.

2. MIEExpert Spotlight #14: Chipa Maimela talks about the importance of ICT in taking science content to under-resourced schools.

3.Developers in Google Play located in the region of South Africa: 1map

MIE Expert Certificate
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2014/2015 Limpopo Department of Education National Teacher Award Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award

2014 ISPA Super Teacher Finalist SA

2013/2014 ISPA Super Teacher Special Award Winner SA

2013 Microsoft Innovative Educator SA

2013 Microsoft Expert Educator SA

2013/2014  Limpopo Department of Education National Teacher Award Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award

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Schoolnetsa 2013         http://www.schoolnetsa.blogspot.co.za/2013/07/schoolnet-conference-2013
SABEC SOUTH AFRICAN BASIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2014        http://www.education-conference.co.za
GAFESUMMIT SOUTH AFRICA                                    http://za.gafesummit.com
EDTECH SUMMIT SOUTH AFRICA (JANEFURSE) 2014                http://www.edtechsummitsouthafrica.com


A clip is taken from Mmipe Mokgehle (SA 2013 Greatest mentor) on schoolnetsa 2013

To whom it may concern

This is to certify that I have known Chipa Thomas Maimela in the SchoolNetSA ICT workshop organised for PIL- Network Innovative Educators earlier this year and went to the ICT Conference in Bloemfontein for a week together.

Chipa proved himself an ICT asset in many ways. He actually was already highly competent in the use of ICT when I meet him. He was able to get a 1st runner-up position in SchoolNetSA and Microsoft Educator – Expect Pil – network in Bloemfontein and thereafter in a very shop space of time Chipa managed to submit a good project for Stars in Education Award.

At the present moment Chipa is awaiting the Provincial results of NTA (National Teaching Award) 2013 Excellence in ICT Teaching and Learning).

Against the background given above, I strongly recommend Chipa for any Responsibility in the ICT arena

Yours faithfully
Mokgehle MG
(Nation’s Greatest Mentor)

A clip is taken from Fiona Wallace 2014 SABEC

“Another of the ISPA finalists, Chipa Maimela, was invited to SABEC 2014 to present his project in a poster session. CoZa Cares agreed to sponsor his attendance as well. Again, how wonderful to be working with such an innovative teacher! Here is a link to his blog containing stunning digital science materials for schools:


Warm regards
Fiona Wallace
CEO: CoZa Cares Foundation
Dream a dream so big that it scares you. If it doesn’t scare you, it’s not worth it.
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8 Comments on “ABOUT

  1. Sir Maimela!
    Where were you all along thanx I got an email from you. Awesome work indeed, please continue to keep me posted

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  2. Will u connect me with someone who is into developing strategies to improve the teaching and learning of natural science .


    • I am at present working on Natural Sciences but on the material development level and I am afraid i have little contacts unless you search online for Articles and their developers based on your request.


  3. I’ve doin physical science 4 2year and its nt tough its a very simple n good subject


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