Trends and growth
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.
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.
South Africa's high rate of unemployment, poverty and extreme inequality call for bold and far-
sighted interventions, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu told the Global
Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan, Italy, last week.
Simple energy-saving measures implemented by the National Cleaner Production Centre at King
Shaka International Airport have cut electricity usage at the Durban airport over the past three
years by 1.9 GWh. That's enough energy to power 225 South African middle-income homes for a
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