n Management Today - South Africa advised to put design and innovation firmly on the agenda
|Article Title||South Africa advised to put design and innovation firmly on the agenda|
|© Publisher:||Richard Havenga & Associates|
|Publication Date||Feb 2010|
|Pages||33 - 35|
South African design and innovation 'firsts' include the traffic light, the Kreepy Krawly and mine resistant and ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, along with technologies like Pratley Putty, Sasol's oil from coal refinery process, the CAT scan and the heart transplant.
Despite this impressive track record, it is clear that South Africa needs to focus more tenaciously on design as a means of building a stronger economy, for example take Abu Dhabi which openly espouses their city as the Design Cluster of Dubai in an effort to build a new age economy. Dubai is investing much of its Petro Dollars into this cluster of innovation and product development.
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