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Partnership to fast-track life-saving health innovations

Partnership to fast-track life-saving health innovations

The South African Medical Research Council and international non-profit organisation Path have launched a new partnership to speed up the development of sustainable, high-impact innovations capable of saving the lives of vulnerable women and children in South Africa and beyond.
Amplats eyes fuel cell 'home generator'

Fuel cells power village in South African trial

Anglo American Platinum has partnered with Canadian company Ballard Power Systems and the Department of Energy on a field trial of a methanol-fuelled home generator system to light up the homes in a small village in rural South Africa.
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Boeing, South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco

South African Airways is partnering with US aerospace giant Boeing and Amsterdam-based SkyNRG to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant, in a pioneering project that could make aviation more environment-friendly while advancing rural development in southern Africa.
Solar powered computer to connect rural communities

Solar powered computer to connect rural communities

Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has produced Africa's first low-wattage, solar-powered desktop computer. The Impi Mk1 requires less energy and other resources, and can withstand hot and dusty conditions, making it ideal for Africa's remote rural areas.
South African fly farm to produce protein from waste

South African fly farm to produce protein from waste

The world's largest commercial fly farm, which will harvest the larvae of 8.5-billion flies to produce food for chickens, pigs and farmed fish, is under construction in South Africa, premised on an innovative waste-to-protein concept that could revolutionize the global animal feed market.
Innovation exchange platform launched in E Cape

Innovation exchange platform launched in E Cape

The East London Industrial Development Zone, in partnership with the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, has launched a web-based open solution exchange platform to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the Eastern Cape.
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SA students win US prize for fire-alert innovation

A team of South African students, competing against hundreds of entries from around the world, has won a People's Choice Award for their low-cost fire detection device for shack-dwellers at the annual Global Social Venture Competition at the University of California, Berkeley in the US.
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South Africa, Gates Foundation to ‘reinvent the toilet’

The South African government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a R40-million partnership to develop toilets for rural and peri-urban communities that sanitise human waste, extract reusable water, energy and fertilizer, and operate completely "off the grid".
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A safer, more efficient stove for low-income households

Working with households in the HaMakuya district in Limpopo province enabled the University of Johannesburg's Chris Bradnum to design a biomass stove for rural and low-income communities that is safer, more efficient, and kinder to the environment.
New video solution for low-bandwidth Africa

New video solution for low-bandwidth Africa

A team of South African researchers has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of streaming video over mobile phones in congested and low-bandwidth areas in Africa, where most people use their handsets and not their computers to connect to the internet.

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