Top 10 African Inventors

Gordon Mayhew-Ridgers & Paul van Jaarsveld (Quiet Cellular Antenna)

These South African inventors invented a quiet cellular antenna technology that reduces noisy emissions from cellular base stations in the region for Vodacom. It was needed to offer mobile services in the Karoo region without compromising the SKA.


George Pratley (Pratley Putty)

This South African inventor’s famous glue is the only South African invention that has been to the moon. The putty was used to hold bits of the Apollo XI mission’s Eagle landing craft together in 1969. Hundreds of tons of Pratley putty have been exported to many countries worldwide.


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