The problem

Testing for the SARS-CoV-2 infection currently has a significant impact on clinical laboratories globally concerning capacity building; scale-up of testing, stock-out of laboratory supplies, and high cost of reagents. The Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) recommended by the World...

The development of a proprietary irrigation pivot with a walkabout action, to increase surface reach with a single pivot. 

Development Impact

Reducing the capital cost of irrigation farming and manufacturing prospects for the region. This is important for emerging farmers and food security.

The research on mushrooms is aimed at obtaining information around the medicinal properties of mushrooms and how it can be used for both animals and humans. We are currently working on animal feed as an alternative food source to their normal food. Since the mushrooms have medicinal properties, it...

Afrobodies specialises in the production of recombinant alpaca antibodies. Our antibodies are currently used in a variety of sectors such as Life science research, immunodiagnostics and agriculture. A fourth sector that our antibodies will be used is immunotherapy. Recombinant alpaca antibodies are...

The technology is a smart water meter with the capabilities of leakage detection and water quality monitoring. It is suitable for rollout at the municipal level using existing household meters. It can also be used in housing estates and blocks of flats. The technology is being developed to retrofit...

Spinetector Vest - Is an upper-body safety costume designed to lessen or eliminate injuries caused by rock-fall, impact of heavy machinery and tools on the spinal cord of the vertebral column, shoulder section, kidneys as well as the rib cage. The vest is designed to be worn by workers in mining and...

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...

This is a backpack for persons with a disability, it can be used in the hands-free mode because in most cases the hands of persons with disability are usually occupied. It can be used by those who are wheelchair-bound and those who are semi-mobile and using crutches. The umbrella is opened from the...

The profitability of injection moulding is largely based on machine time, and of course dwell times when components are molded. With conventional machining processes tooling can only be as complex as the machining process allows, and cooling only as much as it is possible to create channels with...

A reusable sanitary pad that is uniquely designed to collect, retain and dispose of menstrual fluid. The reusable pad is used externally, it is hygienic and easy to clean.

The most commonly used and commercially available menstrual hygiene products in South Africa are tampons and sanitary pads...