Pretty cool little article about Innovations coming from South Africa!
South Africa is lagging far behind the developed world when it comes to broadband services and general access to technology. This has a direct impact on technology innovations in the country, but despite this South Africans have produced some of the world’s greatest inventions.
The country which has given the world icons such as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Chris Barnard, Gary Player, Charlize Theron, and Lucas Radebe (and of course Naas Botha, and Riaan Cruywagen) has also provided the world with many technology innovations.
South African born Mark Shuttleworth (Thawte and Canonical), and Elon Musk (Paypal and Tesla motors) are well known for both their technology innovations and their space explorations. Musk’s SpaceX recently became the first privately developed and owned spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station.
Shuttleworth and Musk are well known international tech celebrities, but there are many other inventions which came from South Africa which are used globally. Here are some of the lesser known inventions.