South African gadgets are everywhere. Many of us use one or more of these locally created tech products everyday. These South African gadgets aren’t only used locally, but they have managed to make their marks on the international markets too.

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Kreepy Krauly

Most local suburban homes have swimming pools to enjoy during to scorching South African summers. These pools are kept clean by one of the most recognisable South African gadgets – the Kreepy Krauly. Back in 1974 the first few of these awesome South African gadgets were sold. Today, the Kreepy Krauly is a South African household name and many of these South African gadgets have been sold internationally.South African Gadgets 3

CAT Scans

South African gadgets are even saving lives. CAT Scans or CT Scans are used to see what is going on inside the human body for medical diagnosis. CAT Scans were invented in 1972 by South African physicist Allan Cormack and British engineer, Godfrey Hounsfield.

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Made famous during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Vuvuzelas are probably one of the noisiest South African gadgets. We’re sorry, world.

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This handheld device is considered as one of the best South African devices ever invented. The CyberTracker was invented by Louis Liebenberg and Justin Steventon in 1996. This GPS tracking device is wildly used for various wildlife purposes. This is one of the most successful South African gadgets and is used by local communities, in conservation efforts, for scientific and academic research, education, farming, anti-poaching efforts and crime prevention.

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Draad Kar

One of the less high-tech South African gadgets, the Draad Kar is a toy most South African kids have played with. If you were a real enthusiast, you would have built your own, intricate version of a beloved South African toy that never goes out of style.

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Were you surprised by any of the gadgets included in the list? Which of these awesome, locally invented tech products do you use every day? Drop us a comment and let us know.

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