- Mpumelelo Mahlangu wants to change the laptop industry in South Africa by creating his own laptop here in Mzansi
- He has created South Africa's first laptop created in the country in the hopes that his model could compete with those already on the market
- Mahlangu plans on releasing the laptop as soon as Icasa gives him its stamp of approval
Mpumelelo Mahlangu has a dream, he wants to release South Africa's first laptop produced in the country.
A laptop for South Africans by South Africans would go a long way in helping students and adults access the internet and become more productive.
The entry-level computer is designed to compete with models on the market. Mahlangu struggled as a student to access a computer and the internet according to the Daily Sun.
He said that he had to depend on internet cafes and computer labs. The DTC400 was released during lockdown when people were not able to access school or university computers.
The laptop will have a 64GB storage, 6GB Ram and a 400mah battery. The laptop will retail at R4 999. The last hurdle before release is approval from Icasa.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Emmanuel has invented a car that runs solely on solar energy. According to NasDaily, the Sierra Leonian made use of materials he gathered from dumps sites.
The young man, dubbed 'Elon Musk of Africa', said it was created the way he had imagined it to be.
Emmanuel stated that he didn't want to come up with something that pollutes the environment like other vehicles and this led him to the unique car innovation.
In other news, a man identified as Usman Dalhatu has people talking on social media after building a solar-powered cooker that has a TV.
Usman shared photos of two men cooking with the invention while the television was on. While the TV is solar-powered, the burners are powered by gas.
The same young man was recognised by the federal government in Nigeria, which finalised plans to collaborate with him after building a portable E-vent automatic ventilator and road sweeping machine.
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