Over the last decades South Africa experienced both success and failure in the development and commercialisation of complex high technology systems and large products. The question is of course how success or failure is defined. From a technology perspective a system could be successful, but from a market/user point of view could be a total failure. The Sasol technology system is a good example of success, both from a technology and commercialisation point of view. Based on the original localisation of the high temperature Fischer-Tropsch technology, scientists and engineers developed and commercialised the low temperature… (more)

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