Making the (down)grade: Can SA innovation weather the storm?

2017-10-18 06:00

Cooperation between firms and external agents may make it possible for some of SA's bright minds to find a niche and keep the spark of innovation alive, says Professor Mills Soko.

How 3D printing could save baby tortoises

2017-09-11 06:00

Tortoise conservationists are experimenting with ways to save tortoises from predators by 3D printing shells to create mock tortoises.

PE teen comes up with innovative idea to combat car theft

2017-08-16 18:02

With vehicle theft rife in his city, 19-year-old Abongile Ngcosholo said he wants to find a way of reducing these robberies.

Africa needs more innovation hubs to support growth

2017-06-25 08:20

By 2050 African countries will have the youngest populations in the world with the world’s second largest population, which experts believe highlight the need for innovation and business support.

SA start-ups not just in the game, they're winning - Getsmarter CEO

2017-05-17 11:01

The GetSmarter deal shows that SA and Africa at large is the next hotbed for technological innovation led by start-ups, says CEO Martin Hall.

Surviving the age of disruption with design thinking

2017-04-19 11:49

A powerful new trend in the business world follows the idea that innovation isn’t about technology, but about design. And it puts the needs of the customer first.

Young South African leads the way in breast prosthetics

2017-03-28 12:02

Nneile Nkholise has started a company that uses additive manufacturing to design breast prostheses for women. Her goal is to supply a soft, light-weight product that is affordable and easy to access.

De-risking threatens global financial system - deputy Sarb governor

2017-02-03 12:05

Deputy Reserve Bank governor Daniel Mminele says that banks de-risking from emerging market and developing economies is contributing to global financial fragmentation.

Nedbank’s atms now talk back

2016-11-27 08:31

Nedbank has launched the first ATM on the African continent that allows customers to interact with a bank employee via video streaming.

Yes, you can turn air into water

2016-11-06 06:05

Durban innovator Ray de Vries has seen his wildest dream of “turning air into water” become a reality and an economic success.


Innovation could save SA’s economy – World Bank

2017-09-20 14:56

SA will need to boost productivity and attract more investment into research and development if it is to increase its economic output.

African women innovators, entrepreneurs to be honoured

2017-09-08 17:57

The inaugural Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards will take place during the upcoming AWIEF Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town.

Important for retailers to innovate effectively

2017-06-30 13:53

The retail sector is in the midst of the digital revolution, says the CEO of the RCS Group, a financial services provider in the retail credit market.

Science Indaba hopes to inspire youth

2017-06-02 14:40

South Africa's science department hopes to attract the country's brightest stars at their Youth in Science, Technology and Innovation Indaba next week.

Motorised bike could be future of rural transport

2017-05-02 14:38

Nkosana Madi aims to increase production of his motorised bicycles so that people in rural communities around South Africa can have a better mode of transport.

The real impact of innovation is in the lived experience of people

2017-03-30 05:02

Africa’s future is said to lie in its capacity for innovation. But measuring the real impact of such innovation on lives and livelihoods is not that easy to do, says Mills Soko.

Africa can be a global tech leader, says Cisco

2017-03-06 13:55

The eyes of the world are back on Africa and there is an opportunity for South Africa and the continent to leadership in innovation and technology.

Trevor Manuel: Mining industry must innovate to survive

2017-02-02 19:31

The former minister says the mining sector is at the core of the economy and industry players should rethink transformation in the sector to ensure its sustainability.

Govt on the hunt for rural innovators

2016-11-22 11:46

The Department of Science and Technology is on the look out for South Africa’s next innovators in the country's more far-flung areas.

Technology will transform conventional SA mining - PwC

2016-10-05 06:59

Pricey and unsafe conventional mining does not have a long life and technology and innovation will bring about a different way of working, says PwC.

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