KaziHealth is a workplace health promotion programme that educates and improves health behaviours in individuals. The programme starts with an individualised health risk assessment, followed by face-to-face lifestyle coaching sessions and self-monitoring and motivation through the KaziHealth...

While South Africa has a number of companies that formulate medicines, it does not have an established pharmaceutical industry to manufacture the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) used in the formulation of pharmaceutical drugs. This makes medicine inaccessible to most patients due to the...

The Tape Library is a locally designed digital storage system which is a modular system with scalable storage which focuses on optimising the data density of the units and the software control therefore reducing the cost of operations. It is envisaged that a single unit can reliably handle as little...

In South Africa and around the world, electrical utilities are required to inspect power lines and their immediate environment to ensure safe and reliable operation of the electrical network. Such inspections are costly and may be prone to human error. In some instances, inspection of power lines is...

Almost 1 million South African Deaf people use South African Sign Language (SASL) as their primary means of communication as often they cannot speak, read nor read lips in any of the eleven official spoken/textual languages. This multi-ethnic group comprises Deaf South Africans who are largely...

The CrpeNPV is a microbial biological control agent that is used as a biopesticide for the control of tortrid pests in high-value fruit crop production. The final formulated product has been proven to be as effective as synthetic chemical products and does not have the negative effects associated...

NeuHand is a low-cost, hand-wearable robotic device for supplementing rehabilitation therapy for stroke patients. The device provides a series of hand movement exercises which can be tailored to suit a wide range of patient needs. The lightweight frame and portability of the device allow for...

A number of casting and manufacturing methods have been studied across the globe, ranging from curving of wood to using of Plaster of Paris. In recent years new development have surfaced which include sand casting and Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing CADCAM. However, CADCAM...

Wits researchers have developed a cold spray process for the deposition of antimicrobial coatings on 3D printed ABS polymer surfaces. Cold spray is a rapid low-temperature deposition technique which can be used to coat surfaces of varying sizes to achieve desirable surface properties.

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BamFibre is a natural, gluten-, lactose- and cholesterol- free soluble and insoluble fibre developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  BamFibre acts as a stabiliser and cryoprotectant in food, aids detoxification and waste excretion and is suitable for high temperature application...