The world's first automatic pool cleaning unit, the Kreepy Krauly, was invented by South African Ferdinand Chauvier in 1974.

The world's first automatic pool cleaning unit, the Kreepy Krauly, was invented by South African Ferdinand Chauvier in

This picture is from PlayPumps International, which combines pumping well water with merry-go-rounds for play in villages lacking access to good drinking water.  A South African advertising executive named Trevor Field invented the idea, and I think it is a brilliant example using available resources to serve God and others.  Not only does this provide a needed resource for people, but it enhances the play of children!

Riding on a merry-go-round is fun! For kids in parts of Africa, it is also a way to get clean water to their communities. The merry-go-rounds pump water out of the ground. They are called PlayPump water systems.

Porky Hefer Design, the South African firm with the inventive name, introduces a security camera-shaped birdhouse designed to keep non-winged trespassers at bay.

Birdwatcher: A clever birdhouse for scaring away 'seedy' characters

South African firm Porky Hefer Design PhD introduces a security camera-shaped birdhouse designed to keep non-winged trespassers at bay.

Did you know the CAT scan was a South African invention? Take a look at these SA-born brain waves (SA's best inventions | News24)

Did you know the CAT scan was a South African invention? Take a look at these SA-born brain waves (SA's best inventions

Pratley Putty, South African Invention, The Glue that went to the moon!

Cool things invented in South Africa

The dolos, a South African invention used to protect seawalls and preserve beaches from erosion.

The dolos, a South African invention used to protect seawalls and preserve beaches from erosion

FREEDOM7 SHARK  a device that repels sharks by emitting an electrical wave form.    The Shark Shield was invented in South Africa in the 1990s, and is now made in Australia.    Divers of University of Cape Town Zoology Department are among users of the Shark Shield.

SHARK a device that repels sharks by emitting an electrical wave form. The Shark Shield was invented in South Africa in the and is now made in Australia. Divers of University of Cape Town Zoology Department are among users of the Shark Shield.

17-year-old from South Africa has invented a warming liner (blue cloth liner, shown on table) for life jackets

New life saver<br />A from South Africa has invented a warming liner (blue cloth liner, shown on table) for life jackets.


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