Remote Support: A Digital Call for Repair

Much of South Africa has poor internet connectivity and very scarce medical resources, often in the same geographical area. This technology provides a remote PC and mobile communication tool which reports faulty or broken medical equipment to technicians...

Laboratory Experimentation Tool

The Africhino Quasi-Computer is an inexpensive, open source software and hardware electronic device, designed to support portable laboratory apparatus. It operates as a stand-alone, independent of a computer. It is intended for use in research institutions and...

Plant Produced Biologics

Cape Bio Pharms (CBP) is an exciting company to commercialise the biotechnology developed by the Biopharming Research Unit at UCT. CBP's aim is to develop a world-class commercial-scale capability in RSA for the production of patented plant-produced enzymes, diagnostic...

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies offer zero emissions and are a clean alternative to fossil fuels. HySA Systems have made improvements in performance, reliability and cost competitiveness of fuel cell components and systems. These have been demonstrated in a number of pilot projects. Products for...

Healthy Mama is an mHealth application intended to be used by community health workers (CHWs). The App aims to enable CHWs to detect maternal and child health cases at households and refer those that require further care. The App allows CHWs to follow a 3-step protocol to assess, classify and act...

SharkSafe Barrier: Net Free, Shark Free This barrier overwhelms sharks’ sensory system by stimulating their electro-receptors, and effective repellent that does not affect other bony fish and marine life. This means that demarcated areas of the sea can be kept shark free with a device that is not as...

The LiGE Compressor: Storing Energy in Thin Air

The LiGE Compressor can be utilized to produce Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas and/or Air. Primarily, LiGE uses the Compressor as a vital component of our Qube technology as the compressed air storage unit. However is can also be...

Sun Wheel® Planter: Modernising Traditional Agriculture The Sun Wheel® Planter technology is a coulter with a finger wheel design that is able to penetrate mulch and untilled soil to deposit seeds and fertilizer. A prototype has been designed and developed to overcome the typical challenges...

Investment Casting: Casting for Africa Our Titanium Vacuum Investment Casting Capability is unique to the Southern Hemisphere, this technology enables the CSIR to cast Titanium and Nickel based alloys for high-end components. Additionally, semi-solid high pressure die casting (HPDC) produces high...

This device is aimed at the early detection and monitoring of certain diseases in humans and animals. It analyses the subject's breath upon exhalation (or any gas mixture for that matter). There is a complex nano-VO2 sensor chip in the chamber, the gas source passes through and out via an exhaust...