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Ludwick Marishane waterless bath

From the archives: South African develops ‘waterless bath’

Imagine taking a bath anywhere, at any time, without using the traditional method of water. It is now possible after young South African entrepreneur, Ludwick Marishane, developed a waterless product that allows people who have limited access to water to maintain their standards of hygiene.
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South African inventions

Where would you expect to find the inventor of the CAT scan, the makers of the "speed gun" used in cricket ovals the world over, or the world's first oil-from-coal refinery?
South Africa ranks 30 for worldwide innovation influence

South Africa ranks 30 for worldwide innovation influence

South Africa has ranked moderately in a report showcasing how domestic policy can foster global innovation. South Africa came in at 30 out of 56 countries. Kenya was the only other African country to be featured in the rankings.
IBM South Africa invests in skills

IBM South Africa invests in skills, education

With its R700-million, 10-year equity equivalent investment programme, IMB South Africa will work with the Department of Trade and Industry to build a research hub at Wits University, as well as foster enterprise development and grow deep skills in the country.
Africa is future for software entrepreneurs

Africa is future for software entrepreneurs

A tech guru based in the city of San Francisco says Africa has the potential to create a new wave of global software entrepreneurs. He is excited about the possibilities of the continent, which will have 50% of the world's working population by 2040.
BitHub brings digital currency to South Africa

BitHub brings digital currency to South Africa

Digital currency is seen as "disruptive innovation" that can solve Africa-specific needs, serve the unbanked, and play a transformative role. All this and more is on the cards for Cape Town's BitHub, which will host regular workshops and events on digital currency and fintech innovation.
SA doctors develop affordable heart valves

SA doctors develop affordable heart valves

A simple plastic heart valve designed to treat rheumatic heart disease in a cost-effective and accessible way has been developed by a South African company, helping the 1.4-million sufferers of the disease - the vast majority of whom live in the developing world.
Four South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize

Four South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize

Four South African innovations have beat a record 925 applications from 41 countries to the punch, and are among 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2015. Among them are a green minicab service and a fire detection alert.
South African goose gets a prosthetic leg

South African goose gets a prosthetic leg

A high-end digital design, a 3D printer and some dedicated people who pooled their resources have helped an amputee Joburg goose get its groove back. Ozzie the goose has a prosthetic leg printed on a 3D printer that is enabling it to walk, forage and hopefully swim and fly again soon.
Mvelaphanda moves into platinum

Chamber of Mines turns on Africa’s first platinum fuel cell

The Chamber of Mines building in Johannesburg will now be powered by a 100kW fuel cell that runs on platinum and natural gas - a showcase of the potential South Africa has to become a significant player in the manufacture of platinum power fuel cell technology.

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