FS people get life-changing opportunities

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SELLWANE KHAKHAU

A life-changing opportunity for Free State’s inventive minds has emerged. This, as the Central University of Technology (CUT) together with International Labour Organization (IOL) launched the 2015 Free State enterPRIZE Design Challenge at the university today.

The project gives ordinary people in the province a chance to design new devices that will help to better the lives of the disabled.

According to IOL’s deputy director in the Southern and Eastern Africa, Joni Musabayana, designs that win the challenge will be introduced in the market and manufactured across the country.

“The winner will be assisted to give effect to their design to ensure that their product moves from prototype to the manufactured stage. He/she will also be assisted to set up the facilities for the production of the device that they would’ve innovated. This will ensure that the product is manufactured on large scale. The product will then be available to people living with disabilities,” he said.

The challenge will be divided into three categories of mobility, work, and daily living activities. It has officially been opened for registration today, and will end on August 27th.

Interested people may also register online at www.sedfafrica.co.za.


IOL’s deputy director in the Southern and Eastern Africa, Joni Musabayana, at the launch.

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