Tellumat’s all-round manufacturing offering nets global green partnership

When UK-based SolarHotty approached Tellumat in 2015 with a concept for a product that would reduce the cost of electricity used in domestic water heating, it was a vote for a world-class technology partner compliant and experienced in electronic manufacturing, to stringent international standards, and who could ensure an unbroken global supply to SolarHotty’s customers….

Nurturing scientific success

At age 17, Chené Mostert became living (and unlikely) proof that success doesn’t come overnight, when she won a prestigious international innovation award at the 2012 Intel International Science & Engineering Faire. At the time, this local resident of Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal was already a nine-year veteran of science expos! And that, we believe, is the…

Is that my flying car?

Slovakia’s sole entry into the 2017 Paris Air Show gave attendees a glimpse into a long-promised future – the commercially available flying car. According to Wikipedia, many flying car prototypes have been built “since the first years of the twenty first century”, but none has reached production status – spawning the joking phrase, “Where’s my…

Reinventing Innovation

Say “innovation” and most people think “iPhone” or “Airbnb” – a unique new product offering that totally up-ends industries and spawns new ones. But the reality is far more nuanced than that. Uniquely ingenious products But let’s say we are talking about new product design – have our innovation processes moved with the times? Traditional…

In conversation with Andrew Connold CEO Tellumat

    Conducted by, FDI Spotlight Regional Director   Key Quote: Tellumat is an innovative, electronic solution based business. It does not typically create new core technologies, but rather innovates by combining the use of existing technologies and products to meet new needs, or application, in new business models.   Tellumat, located in Cape Town…

The power of partnerships

Tellumat’s Graham Meyer and Shaun Hendricks share their thoughts on the genius of partnerships.

South Africa’s rocket scientist rock star

Move over Elon Musk, Mark Shuttleworth and Ludwick Marishane. South Africa’s exclusive club of science and technology celebrities has another bright star. His name is Siya(bulela) Xuza, he’s all the way from Mthatha, and he’s (literally) a celebrated rocket scientist. It’s also not a stretch to call him a rock star, since the guy has…

SA innovations you didn’t know about – the Tellurometer

Vintage South African invention, the Tellurometer, has a long and glorious international history. Market need Before electronic distance measuring (EDM) devices like the Tellurometer and its 1947 predecessor, the Geodimeter, surveyors had for centuries used bars, rods, chains and steel tapes for measuring distances. Compasses and angle measuring devices were used for determining directions and…

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