The project aims to evaluate and design equipment required for repairing holes in primarily Power generation and Petro-Chemical components, using friction hydro pillar process (FHPP), which with the WeldCore® process currently relies on a ligament to build the repair weld. Industries in the current...

The project aims to develop, optimise & demonstrate integrated microalgae cultivation in conjunction with aquaponics and/or hydroponics in an environmentally friendly, renewable and sustainable process.

TANKS is an inexpensive programming tool that encourages the development of computing and software development knowledge from a young age through the use of a mobile application and paper tokens.

The CSIR has been undertaking research and development on lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO) based cathode materials. The research focuses on enhancing safety, reducing production costs, increasing battery capacity, higher voltage and increased lifecycle. The laboratory process optimisation and...

The UCT invention describes a method and point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). STIs and BV cause inflammation in the female genital tract. In resource-limited settings, BV and STIs are managed according to...

Solvent extraction (SX) is one of the major separation and purification unit operations in hydrometallurgy. Its power lies in the highly selective solvents that are commercially available. Mixer-settlers and extraction columns are the conventional process configurations. In SX, the aqueous pregnant...

PhenoLAB is an online web-based analyses platform and database for wine producers. PhenoLAB incorporates highly accurate, extensive and robust analyses methods based on absorbency values for determining tannins, colour density, anthocyanins and total phenolics levels in grapes, fermenting must and...

SUNSPOT is a solar thermal power plant with rock-bed storage, containing a unique set of patented and individually licensable Stellenbosch University technologies. The SUNSPOT cycle is appropriate and efficient for generating, storing and deploying solar power in arid regions. 

The Solar Heat Engine seeks to provide an off-grid technology to combat the dire need for electricity in most regions and rural areas in South Africa. It will also allow people living in urban areas, the opportunity to go completely off-grid. The system harnesses energy from the sun and is able to...

South Africa harbours the highest number of rape incidents in the world, and sexual assault and rape cases in the entire SADC region are estimated at a minimum of 55 000 cases per year. Crime scene investigations utilise DNA technology on a regular basis. In cases of rape or sexual abuse, male...