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The technology is a membrane for treating acid mine drainage that is reproducible and can handle large discharges of acid mine drainage. It is suitable for implementation in a filtration cartridge setup that allows for the reclamation of metals which can then be recycled and used for other...

The applicant is required to provide the following; 

  • Business profile
  • Team member profiles & hiring projections
  • Business model - product/service
  • Support requirements
  • Business model - customer segment



  • Applications are open to entrepreneurs who identify as women with businesses in South Africa.
  • Applicants must have businesses with a drive, passion and product/service working towards zero waste and sustainable consumption/production.
  • Applicants must be able to commit for the year-long programme commencing from June 2021 to 30 June 2022.

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Wits researchers have developed a water treatment plant which removes organic pollutants from municipal bulk water. The process is environmentally friendly, making use of sunlight to purify water, thus saving energy and eliminating the need to use chemicals. Its modular design allows for scaling...

Surfactants are amphipathic molecules with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties that partition preferentially at the interface between fluid phases such as oil/water or air/water interfaces. Such characteristics confer excellent detergency, emulsifying, foaming, and dispersing traits, which...


Leak detection and management is an important topic in the management of water distribution systems. Various instruments and measurement techniques have been developed to identify the occurrences and locations of new leaks in large distribution systems and networks.

UCT researchers...


Globally, freshwater is a precious resource that needs to be managed properly. Considerable amounts of freshwater supplied via bulk distribution systems are lost through leakages in poorly maintained water network infrastructure. Utilities, network operators, and other relevant...