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.
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.
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.
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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