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The Grassroots Innovation Journey …

Since early March this year the Grassroots Innovation team has been traveling across the country and engaging with community leaders and schools to present the remarkable opportunities, the programme, an initiative...

TLIU’s TAP catapults Local Manufacturer’s production – MICROFINISH

WHEN Brian Naidoo, the new owner of a Durban business which manufactures automotive components bought the company out of liquidation, he could see its potential. And the new team at Microfinish were...

Sandiswa Qayi

The Hot Spot is a geyser sleeve/glove made of plastic and fitted in any conventional geyser element to transfer hot water from bottom to the top of the geyser where it...

Nkosana Madi

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...

Malibongwe’s big break at Accurite

Caption: Intern, Malibongwe Mthembu from Accurite CNC Engineering working hard on his experiential training programme initiative, which will enable him to get essential practical training. Here, he is seen checking on...

Phumlani Ntloko and Skhumbuzo Ndlovu

Phumlani Ntloko and Skhumbuzo Ndlovu have developed a mobile Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine to test prototypes which can also 3D print – at less than a third of the cost.

CALLING ALL INNOVATORS AND INVENTORS

SOMEWHERE right now in a far flung place in Limpopo, someone has come up with an idea that has changed the life of their community. Perhaps it is a design that makes...

The SETIIP name change to Experiential Training Programme

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...

Technology boost levels global playing field for local component manufacturer

The machine set-up time and machining cycle time of Daliff Precision Engineering (Pty) Ltd were reduced by 20% following the successful implementation of a Firm Technology Assistance Package (FTAP), an initiative...

100% locally-produced solar water heater after technology assistance

The Department of Science and Technology’s Firm Technology Assistance Package (FTAP) assisted iSolar, a solar water heater manufacturer, to develop a flat plate collector – boasting 100% local content – and...