The invention relates to an automated process for fabricating nano and micro structures using high temperature superconducting quantum interference device (SQUIDS). This method overcomes the high cost and complexity in the manufacturing process of superconductors for a commercial scale or mass...

The invention relates to the design of a robust membrane for desalination using membrane distillation (MD). Although MD technology has advanced over the years, it’s industrial application for the treatment of brackish water and seawater are still lagging.  This invention exhibits advantages over...

Part Detection App (PDA)

The part detection app is a mobile application which provides real-time identification of physical objects, in this case, mechanical parts belonging to a Plough. The ability to identify any part of the Plough allows the user to identify and instantly place an...

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an aquatic weed which has one of the highest growth rates of all plants in the world. This fast-growing plant causes numerous problems in water bodies.  These problems are related to navigation, recreation, irrigation and hydropower generation. The...

The mir-THYpe test reduces up to 81% of unnecessary thyroid surgeries.

Up to 68% of the population has Thyroid Nodules. From those, around 30% are classified as "indeterminate": the cytopathologist doesn´t have enough material to classify as benign or as malignant. Surgery is the gold...

The CS Wall Socket, came from an engineer wanting to create a child-safe plug, this system does not allow electricity to flow through the live and neutral, regardless of mode, only once the earth has been inserted does electricity flow. This makes it safe if children were to stick variable kind...

Injuries among the elderly especially in old-age homes have been identified to happen during the night visits to lavatory facilities. The Mary Loo addresses this by being a multi-functional walking frame, allowing for quick and easy relief without the possibility of injuring yourself.

The Medical Screening App is a mobile application which provides fast and accurate screening assistance for any individual. The app currently screens for Vitamin A deficiency, metabolic syndrome and stroke. Regular use of the MSA helps individuals proactively recognize early onset of illness and...

The technology is based on a lateral flow assay, which is a form of immunoassay where the test sample flows along a solid substrate through capillary action. These are simple devices intended to detect the presence (or absence) of a target analyte in the sample (blood, serum) without the need...

UKZN Researchers have developed Sorghum varieties that are resistant to Striga. Striga is parasitic weed and one...

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