ABOUT MZANSI FOR SCIENCE
Mzansi for Science is a movement created to raise awareness around the role of Science, Technology and Innovation
(STI) in South Africa. We want to not only celebrate unsung South-African heroes but encourage South
Africans to Discover Gold in Grey Matter and create better tomorrows by studying, supporting and
investing in STI.
World’s First Digital Laser
From left are Dr Sandile Ngcobo, Liesl Burger,
Prof Andrew Forbes and Dr Igor Litvin.
Sandile Ngcobo, along with researchers at the CSIR designed and developed the first digital laser. The innovation is regarded as a milestone in laser technology and could spur future laser-related developments from medicine to communication. This groundbreaking invention has secured a place for South Africa right at the forefront of world-class innovation.Read More