Cultural Practices Rendered Safe Human Geophagia, a phenomenon widely practised especially in Africa, is the craving and deliberate ingestion of clayey soils. It is frequently practised by women and children to relieve hunger, supply nutritional deficiencies or as folk medicine. Geophagic...

Photon Behaviour Harnessed Quantum entanglement a physical phenomenon that has applications in fields like communications, computing, biology, and chemistry. It infers that the prior interaction of two quantum systems allows the prediction of the behaviour of one of these two systems by merely...

Even though water quality in South Africa has historically been of a high standard the Department of Water and Sanitation’s infrastructure has deteriorated and become increasingly overextended. This nano-fibre based technology offers a solution in the form of a point-of-use water treatment...

From Water to Wonder Using sugar cane ash, lime powder, fly-ash and industrial waste as our raw materials we have developed a method of manufacturing and developing compressed green bricks. The purpose is to carry out a pilot scale the manufacturing project and scale-up into mainstream brick...

Current commercially available rapid HIV tests are complex and require multiple steps that must be executed with precision. This can be time-consuming for clinicians, could lead to errors during diagnosis and discourages self-administration. The MicroPatchâ„¢, developed by Incitech, removes this...

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...

Ardhi Concepts is an entity which houses skin care brands for different markets and consumer groups, including health Spa's, hotels and retail. The ‘brand house’ was initiated by founder, Boitumelo Mphahlele, as the search for solutions to her own struggle with Dermatitis. Now Ardhi Concepts...

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...

PeakPoint: Accurate Cash Flow 24/7 PeakPoint is a cloud-based, debtor and cash flow, management as well as a forecasting tool, which is available 365/24/7. The system allows collaboration between multiple users for multiple bank accounts in any number of currencies and provides a forecast...

Moisture Management: Reclaiming Water From Thin Air These technologies are applied to the removal of moisture from open and closed systems using molecular sieves. The Necsa DryKeep® system, consisting of 2 or 3 passive cartridges, is applied to closed oil systems used in electrical transformers...

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