Innovation

According to Eyewitness News online, “South Africa is facing its own water crisis and is currently ranked the 30th driest country in the world”.With the growing need for access to drinkable water in the country, sustainable and cost-effective water purification methods have become imperative. A social entrepreneur called Murendeni Mafumo, saw this need and created a solution specific to the needs of South Africa. He got...

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It is no secret that the financial value of an innovation remains hidden until it is commercialised. Every successful business started with the implementation of an idea, and the results come from a long and thoroughly monitored process. Even if you have a palpable idea that solves real-life problems, starting a business is not easy. The realisation that the journey you are about to embark on...

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Last year, the South African Breweries asked disruptive innovators all over South Africa whether they have what it takes to innovate the SAB World of Beer, which is situated in the heart of Johannesburg, Newtown. The Brewery was searching for innovative concepts from different sectors for entrepreneurial development.  The competition ensured that entrepreneurs from different industries were given an equal opportunity to respond; and respond they...

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A fire can have devastating effects on those affected, both emotionally and physically. Not having immediate access to help during such instances can lead to widespread damage to property, the environment, loss of essential documentation, homes, possessions and to a greater extent, lives. Residents in informal settlements especially struggle with fire outbreaks often, and emergency medical services take time to attend to emergency situations because...

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By SA Mechanical Engineer - 1 Oct 2017 IDEAS TO REALITY - We love great ideas. They are exciting, give us the chance to be outlandish and creative, and they can kickstart a new product or process that transforms an industry. When you reach the stage where your idea makes money, you realise the idea was the easy part. According to Einstein, it's 1% inspiration, and...

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In collaboration with SAB KickStart Ignite and Resolution Circle.  Do you have what it takes to innovate the SAB World of Beer? Apply now to our challenge and stand a chance to win R 1 Million to commercialise your idea and have it implemented by SAB. Applications close on the 30th November, apply here: www.sabentrepreneurship.co.za  Brief overview of SAB World of Beer SAB World of Beer (WOB),...

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The Shell Eco-Marathon is a culmination of preparation and hard work that happens throughout the year and put to test in a 4-day event at the Zwartkops racing track in Johannesburg. This year, on the 21st and 22nd of October, the public will see inexperienced, experienced and new teams go around the track in the hope of having the most energy efficient gasoline, diesel, ethanol,...

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By Prof Willem Clarke For the last five years, I have been a full-time entrepreneur, building a company which today, has over 400 people on the payroll. Prior to that, I had been an academic for 10 years, and prior to that, an engineer for 5 years. Other than getting on with ageing over this period, I have found that at some point, without warning,...

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Resolution Circle would like to end women's month by celebrating yet another phenomenal woman, Chey Aucamp. An entrepreneur, innovator and revolutionnaire with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication, a fashion merchandising buyer certificate and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). A woman who is making great strides in a male dominated industry. She puts her own spin on the phrase “powerhouse”. Chey is one of the...

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