Nkosana Madi developed an inexpensive motorised bicycle. “After working on my broken bicycle, I started thinking maybe I should modify it more and include a motor,” he said.“The concept is very simple, I sourced a motor from a local dealer chopped and welded a bicycle at home and managed to create a mode of transport that works for me and can work for those in my community.
The Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU) is an initiative of the Department of Science of Technology (DST) that is hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) within its Implementation Unit.
The TLIU has been implementing the Science, Engineering and Technology Industry Internship Programme (SETIIP) over the past 3 years. The aim of the programme is to support students studying Science and Engineering related disciplines at a University of Technology (UoT) with Practical 1 (P1) and Practical 2 (P2) training. The P1 and P2 training is required by these students in order for the student to complete the respective qualifications. The students who were supported over the years were placed with the Firm Level Technology Assistance Package (FTAP) companies nationally.
The SETIIP has supported over 300 students, 161 students have graduated through the programme and 74 students have been absorbed into employment post SETIIP Implementation. The SETIIP is currently supporting 103 students for the 2016/17 Financial Year.