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Two young men build a device to help the blind to see

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They have built a devicethat can help the blind   to “see” – and they dream of making life simpler   and easier for others too.

Jostled  by a passing student   as they were walking and   chatting, Siphamandla   Mqcina and Philanjalo   Ndlovu were annoyed at first, then felt mildly embarrassed when they realised they’d been bumped   by a blind student on campus at the Tshwane University of Technology   (TUT).

That chance encounter   inspired the duo to invent a   futuristic device which could change the way blind and visually impaired   people navigate the world. 

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