Using partnerships to bring innovative benefits to society

Working closely with partners in industry, government and communities, the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) at the Central University of Technology (CUT) in South Africa is using its social and technological innovations to help solve societal problems in Africa and beyond. The CRPM, which specialises in additive manufacturing – better known as 3D printing – has made a name for itself in the field of medical product development, designing and manufacturing a range of medical devices, including pre-operative models of a patient’s skull to help surgeons plan their…

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Water pollution an ‘invisible threat’ to global goals, economists warn

It’s an issue affecting both rich and poor countries. Kim Harrisberg, Thomson Reuters Foundation  /  The World Bank report warns of the ripple effects of water pollution on the health, economies, education and agriculture of rich and poor countries alike. Picture: Shutterstock Water pollution threatens nearly all the globally agreed development goals to end environmental destruction, poverty and suffering by 2030, economists warned in a report on Tuesday, citing the largest-ever database on the world’s water quality. The World Bank report warned of the ripple effects of water pollution on the…

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Keeping truckers healthy and aware with free medical screenings

Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has recognised the Cape Winelands as a welcome refueling and refreshment stopover on the routes of long haulage companies with the launch of a permanent wellness clinic. Truck drivers passing through the Engen Winelands North 1-Stop at Joostebergvlakte along the N1 freeway just outside Cape Town can now undergo free health screenings and counselling while refuelling and resting. A Trucking Wellness Clinic has been set up at the Engen Truck Stop facility on site. The health awareness…

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