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...

Sweet potato is an excellent source of energy, while containing substantial quantities of vitamin C and also contribute B-vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron to the human diet. It provides abundant quantities of provitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Most of the beta-carotene...

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...

The ‘OggieAir, Clear Face’ respirator provides safe, cooling airflow for users in stressful humid environments. The clear full-face visor allows the user to maintain a human connection with those around them, reducing fear, enabling lip-reading and reassuring facial expression, particularly for...

The Explosives ICT Control System is a dedicated explosive control system developed for registered users of explosives such as mines and civil blasters for ordering, receipt, distribution and utilization of explosives as required by the Mine Health and Safety Act, and the Explosives Act. 

This...

Currently, the ARC have three commercial cultivars, Ratel, Steenbok and Tredou.  Ratel consists of a medium growth period whereas Steenbok consists of a short growth period with good drought tolerance making it suitable for areas with a dry climate. Tredou is the newest addition to the ARC cultivar...

The UCT ViZAR is a comfortable, disposable face shield that has followed a user-centric design approach to meet all of the needs of the wearer.

The soft profiled foam brow allows for the visor to sit against the forehead while not irritating the skin. This also allows for a space between the...

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...

An innovative Board game/app designed for pre-primary and primary learners for improving children’s mathematics achievement by focusing on cognitive aspects (mathematics concepts, metacognition and information processing) and psychological facets (executive functioning, study orientation in maths...

There are approximately 1 million upper limb amputees across South Africa, with an estimate of another 5 million in the rest of Africa.  Amputees find available prostheses too expensive, uncomfortable and/or having limited functionality. This results in many amputees discarding their prostheses...