Rhodes University's Dr Catherine Luyt is one of a number of South African women who are making waves in science. The 30-year-old has made significant improvements to a water testing kit that will allow people in rural areas to ensure that their drinking water is safe to use.
A semi-commercial plant for the production of a South African-developed thin-film solar module technology that offers a more efficient means of converting solar energy into electricity was officially opened in Stellenbosch on Monday.
Innovative technology that uses algae to convert waste coal dust into a clean, high-quality coal which can readily be processed into biofuel was publicly demonstrated at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth this week.
An unusually shaped solar light bulb - designed to fit into the neck of a two-litre plastic softdrink bottle - aims to give Africans the opportunity to ditch dangerous and costly paraffin as an energy source for lighting.
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