Innovations

Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

South African-based technology company Net1 Mobile Solutions is preparing to roll out the Sun-e-light, a solar-powered lamp which also functions as a mobile phone charger and wi-fi hotspot, as part of a project aimed at opening up the digital world to people in rural areas.

Solar wi-fi lamps to connect rural areas

Mobile video-streaming app for low-bandwidth Africa

A South African developed video streaming solution, specially designed to cater for the low-speed internet environment encountered in most parts of Africa, has been released as a free mobile application for Apple and Android phones.


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.


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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