Tellumat brings affordable Internet access to Delft

Cape Town’s Delft township received an energising boost when Tellumat bought an existing non-functional Wi-Fi network and built a town-wide Wi-Fi network, connecting residents to vital economic and community services. Market need Delft, established in 1989, is an especially disadvantaged township near the Cape Town International Airport and Site C, Khayelitsha. It is known for…

African innovation takes to the skies

Commonly known as drones (to the layperson), unmanned aerial systems (UASs) have use cases as boundless as our imagination, across practically all industries. But while they’re all the rage now, Africa has been at the forefront of UAS innovation for 30 years. Let’s take a flip down memory (air)lane and over 30 years of African…

Tellumat launched first full unmanned aerial system at AAD 2018

Tellumat launched ASTUS, its first complete unmanned aerial system (UAS), at the 2018 Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo. Market need With unmanned aerial system (UAS) demand taking off worldwide, the ASTUS addresses an extensive need for high-end UAS performance in a compact, cost-effective package. As a medium-size, medium-range tactical surveillance UAS, it is suitable for…

Innovation is alive and well in SA

On 13-14 September 2018, 10 years after the first South African Innovation Summit (SAIS), the event again showcased some of the country’s most exciting new innovations, drawing vital commercial investment and political support with their potential to help kickstart growth in our recovering economy. Leading fixture The SAIS, a collaboration between industry, government and academia,…

Putting pollution to work

          Someone just filled up their commercial airliner with low-carbon recycled industrial waste gas and flew it across the Atlantic. That someone is Sir Richard Branson – or rather, Virgin Atlantic – the airline he is still Chairman of. The day was 4 October 2018, the plane a Boeing 747 on…