In the latest issue of Made in South Africa, we share the sentiments of Proudly South African and assert that supporting local brands and products is now a matter of survival. As we begin to revive the local economy, we must shift our focus from relying so heavily on imports from a single source, and expand our local product offerings. We not only pay homage to the rich history of South African innovations and brands, but we also take a look at SA firsts: we’re now growing saffron in SA, and we’re about to trial cashless shopping. We also introduce creative inventors looking to solve social and economic issues: have you heard about the Solar Turtle Connectivity Kiosk, or safe owl houses being made from plastic? For more great local innovations, read this issue of Made in South Africa.