What a Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions
Did you know that the machine that was used to drill the tunnels for the first underground railway in England was invented by a South African? Or that the first “computers” in South Africa were women calculators working at the Royal Observatory in Cape Town? Everyone knows that the Kreepy Krawly, Pratley’s Putty, Dolos and CAT scanner were invented in South Africa, but what about the Sheffel Bogie, Oil of Olay, Q20 and Policansky fishing reels? This is the ultimate book on South African innovations and inventions, crammed with information on the awesome variety of new products and services that South Africans, at home and abroad, have invented from pre-colonial times to the present.