Cultural Innovations

NATURE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS

Cultural Innovations Nov 06, 2017

Shivani Talati | 01 November 2017 India: Heavy reliance on technology can prove to adversely affect the nature and society. We might have often heard our grandparents talk about the traditional techniques they undertook ...

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY AS THE ANSWER TO OUR CURRENT SOCIETAL ILLS

Cultural Innovations Nov 06, 2017

Nyangani Tshabalala | 01 November 2017Appropriate technology is the technology that is designed to be “appropriate” to the context of its use, it therefore becomes the epitome of hope to its beneficiaries. The technology...

SCI-SA CULTURAL NIGHT: INKCUBEKO – A UTAMADUNI

Cultural Innovations Oct 12, 2017

Lwando GoxoOn the 22nd of September 2017, the Science Students’ Association (Sci-SA) hosted Inkcubeko – a utamaduni. This cultural event was held at the Nelson Mandela University’s South Campus where a whopping 60+ stude...

STEMIs, HERE IS A BUSINESS MODEL, HIRE YOURSELVES!

Cultural Innovations Oct 05, 2017

Lindelwa Badi and Cleopatra Dube | 02 September 2017 A piece about SMMEs being the solution to STEMI’s unemployment and lack of jobs in general, by exploring new science and re-evaluating the so-called used up science to...

AFRIKA AND ITS STEMI LANDMARKS

Cultural Innovations Oct 05, 2017

Moneleli Govuzela | 03 October 2017 It might seem as a challenging and/or frustrating task for one to come up with and/or mention any place of science, let alone an achievement made by Africa in science. However, this is...

KGOLODI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN AT THE REGIONAL ESKOM YOUNG SCIENTIST EXPO

Cultural Innovations Sep 14, 2017

Maboni Mmatli For far too long when many of us hear about Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), we immediately shift it from ourselves and picture some old white man in a lab, with a beaker filled with chemicals. ...

CSIR RESEARCH TEAM DEVELOPS BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS

Cultural Innovations Aug 15, 2017

Cleopatra Dube |15 August 2017 Plastics have for years been and continue to be an environmental nightmare due to their nature of not being able to degrade in nature. So much so that a little over a decade ago, as a measu...

PHADIŠANO YA MEETSE E TSHEDIŠA BASWA MAWATLE

Cultural Innovations Jul 24, 2017

Maboni Mmatli Morago ga go thopa sefoka phadišanong ya South African Youth Water Prize (SAYWP), baithuti ba bararo go tšwa sekolong sa Lebeko Senior Secondary kua Phalaborwa Limpopo ba filwe monyetla wa go yo etela torop...

PHADIŠANO YA MEETSE E TSHEDIŠA BASWA MAWATLE

Cultural Innovations Jul 24, 2017

Maboni Mmatli Morago ga go thopa sefoka phadišanong ya South African Youth Water Prize (SAYWP), baithuti ba bararo go tšwa sekolong sa Lebeko Senior Secondary kua Phalaborwa Limpopo ba filwe monyetla wa go yo etela torop...

MARULA CONSERVATION: YOUNGSTER FROM PHALABORWA, LIMPOPO PRODUCES RESEARCH TO SAVE THE TREE FROM PESTS

Cultural Innovations May 31, 2017

Maboni Mmatli In South Africa, the marula fruit (Sclerocarya birrea) – aka morula / mokano in local languages in the Limpopo province forms a very integral part of the people’s livelihood and identity. It is found growin...

UMBONA RESEARCH TAKES YOUNG CAPETONIANS TO CHINA.

Cultural Innovations Mar 28, 2017

Maboni Mmatli Yolanda Nkala and Kholiswa Ntshinga from Khayelitsha are young Science enthusiasts who won gold at the 2015 Annual Cape Town Eskom Expo for Young Scientists hosted at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The ...

Young female innovators receive award for their water purification device

Cultural Innovations Mar 06, 2017

Maboni Mmatli With clean and safe drinking water still as a challenge, two young female learners have innovated a water purification device that promises to bring relief to rural villages. Mpho Mashangoane and Ramasela R...

"Boiler on wheels": Young black females invent water purifier for the poor

Cultural Innovations Mar 06, 2017

Maboni Mmatli Ramasela Mitchell Ramonyai and Mpho Emmarencia Mashangoane are the latest winners of HIP 2B2 3M Science, Maths and Technology innovation challenge. The two are 15 year olds grade 10 learners from Noordeland...

Sustainable farming practices of Africans from centuries ago

Cultural Innovations Mar 06, 2017

Maboni Mmatli From reincarnation movies and history channel documentaries, African people have and continue to be shown as people of communal farming practices. Chief amongst the many practices is farming with livestock ...

Impact of Point-Of-Use (POU) on the livelihood of community members in Malatane and Kliepheivel

Cultural Innovations Mar 06, 2017

SOUTH AFRICA, like many other developing countries, has a challenge when it comes to water and sanitation. These challenges include but are not limited to poor waste removal and clean drinking water. Because of the forme...

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