Proudly South African: 5 Amazing inventions by local people

Proudly South African: 5 Amazing inventions by local people

It is no secret South Africa has people with incredible minds- people who do not stand back for any challenge and who can create amazing things.

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We often read about the great inventions of other countries, but how many of us really know about inventions made by South Africans.

So, gathered five amazing inventions created by South Africans.

1. Speed Gun

Cricket is one of the biggest sports in South Africa. Henri Johnson invented the Speedball 26-years-ago. It is an incredible device that can accurately measure how fast the cricket ball was bowled.

2. Kreepy Krauly

The Kreepy Krauly was invented first invented in 1974 by a man named Ferdinand Chauvier from Springs.

3. Dolosse

It’s a huge, weird looking object which purpose is to break waves and protect coastal installations and harbours, The South African reported.

Each Dolosse weighs around 20 tons. It was designed by Eric Merrifield.

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4. Re-purpose Schoolbags

Thato Kgalthanye came up with the idea while she was still studying on university. The idea behind the schoolbags were to help underprivileged children, who had to walk far to school.

The bags are made by recycled plastic bags.

5. Electricity-free fetal Heart Monitor

A heart monitor used in poor areas to help save the lives of babies. Cape Town pediatrician Dr Dave Woods and Freeplay Energy came together to create the machine, which can be used in rural areas where there is no electricity.

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