Innovators at North-West University (NWU) have developed advanced ozone generator technology for use as a rapid and low-cost disinfectant solution. The ozone generator can also be used to treat water and fresh produce. During the COVID-19 pandemic many organisations found it challenging to clean...

Postharvest table grapes are susceptible to fungal infection even when stored at the optimal temperature of −0.5°C. The most important pathogen of stored Table Grapes is grey mould, which is caused by Botrytis cinerea. Some countries fumigate their grapes with sulphur dioxide gas. However, if the...

The current undertaking seeks to explore the development and production of marula fruit wine into a commercial beverage, similar to grape wine. Marula fruits are used to produce alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in African communities in South Africa, especially those in the Limpopo Province. Ma...

The invention relates to the development of an in vitro culture technology for the multiplication of Euphorbia Groenewaldii R.A. Dyer and Euphorbia Clivicola R.A. Dyer, which are indigenous to South Africa and only occur in a few localities in Limpopo Province. The plants are classified as...

Moulds are hollowed-out blocks that are used as tools for the mass production of parts such as plastic bottles and automotive parts. These moulds are expensive to manufacture and are therefore designed to have a long service life.  Manufacturing industries thus seek cost-effective processes to...

The Agricultural Research Council - Vegetable and Ornamental Plants (ARC-VOP), which has a solid reputation as a leader in sweet potato R&D, has developed a new variety Khumo orange-fleshed sweet potato.  A 60 gram serving of boiled roots of variety Khumo supplies the recommended daily allowance...

The risk of occupational exposure to aerosolised bio-contaminants (potentially pathogenic viruses, bacteria and yeasts) in dentistry and the dental office environment has been highlighted in the literature for many years. Removal of these aerosols would decrease oral healthcare workers' risk of...

PeCo Power (Pty) Ltd research, design and manufacture a line of renewable energy electrification technology. Our technology was developed in Africa for Africa as an alternative to utility grid electrification. We seek to provide an affordable, robust, safe and user-friendly electrification solution...

As global populations grow, so does the demand for timber and its by-products, putting an ever-increasing strain on this natural resource. The best way to fight climate change is to plant trees. But silviculture (tree planting) practices remain highly inefficient in both commercial forestry and...

The product is a locally produced, cost-effective plant health diagnostic tool. A collection of plant virus antisera is maintained at the Virology unit of ARC-Plant Health and Protection (ARC-PHP). The antisera were manufactured from plant viruses obtained from various crops in South Africa, thus...