Innovations

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.

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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.


Incubation centre to boost South Africa's car industry

The second Automotive Incubation Centre has opened in the capital city, Tshwane. It will establish and nurture small- and medium-sized enterprises that can supply components to Nissan South Africa's production line. It is expected to bring economic transformation.


SA doctors perform world's first successful penis transplant

Doctors at Stellenbosch University have described the operation as a massive breakthrough - especially in a country where many young men lose their penises due to complications after traditional circumcision.

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