Email My Boss enables users to request an email ‘late-note’ via their mobile phone when train delays make them late for work.
Solaris is an energy-rich tobacco plant soon to be harvested by South African Airlines — looking to provide a new, greener, biofuel for their fleet.
The recycled Repurpose school bags come equipped with solar panels to provide a renewable light source for kids in disconnected regions.
Nomanini has created a rugged point-of-sale register that can facilitate cash payments for electricity, airtime and insurance.
South Africa’s Khusela startup has developed a smart detector specifically for shacks, which enable community-wide warnings in the event of a fire.
South Africa’s Backtracker is a device that aims to save cyclists’ lives by letting them know of dangerous traffic coming from behind.
South Africa’s El Burro restaurant has installed a device that enables customers to take professional-style Instagrams of their meals.
Seed is a set of mobile and computer products that use the processing power and data of a single docked smartphone.
Mellowcabs is enabling South African citizens to travel for free in its advertising-funded and eco-friendly cycle cabs.
The Lightie is a system that uses an empty bottle and a solar filament to provide cheap light in the places that need it most.
Giving homeless people the same dignity afforded to paying customers, The Street Store is a rent-free temporary store that provides poor neighborhoods with free clothes and fashion advice.
Hope Soap features an encased toy inside, which can only be used if children wear down the soap by washing their hands regularly.
The Bye Bye Red Eye advertising campaign featured a machine delivering free coffees triggered by a yawn.
The Exchange is a new pop-up fashion store in South Africa that enables customers to take home items as long as they register as an organ donor.
Attendees at the OppiKoppi festival in August will be able to order beer to be delivered directly to them via their smartphones.
eChaja is a solar-powered portable charger that helps users make money by offering charging facilities in remote locations.
The Coming Up Short Handed project hopes to develop open source prosthetics, enabling access for those who can’t afford commercial products.
Wonderbag is an insulated device that greatly reduces fuel use by enabling cooking via heat retention.
TOUCH trains unemployed seamstresses to make rugby balls using waste plastic bags and recycled billboards.
8ta’s whispering windows use through-glass touch technology to allow customers to browse a store’s catalogue after hours.
Pronto uses a patented applicator to apply condoms in less than four seconds. The company is now targeting global distribution.
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