MABU IN THE NEWS
“A lot of changes are so gradual that they don’t even qualify as news: they’re so mundane that we just take them for granted. But history shows that it’s the mundane changes that are more important than the dramatic newsworthy events.”
ROBERT D. KAPLAN
MABU awarded BEST EXHIBITOR at INNOVATION BRIDGE 2015
The Department of Science and Technology has initiated the Innovation Bridge Technology Showcase and Matchmaking event to access the latest and best publicly funded technology offerings from South Africa’s universities, science councils and companies. Read more …
MABU commercial development funded by the INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The IDC’s role is to enhance the industrial capability of South Africa, thereby boosting economic growth and industrial development. They do this by funding entrepreneurs starting new enterprises or supporting companies that want to extend existing operations.
New BAPSFONTEIN premises for MABU – August 2014
MABU is super proud of their very own premises 22.8ha RIETFONTEIN FARM 21 portion 100(RE). We moved onto the farm on the 24th of July 2014 and started processing of the first loads of raw substrate in August 2014. Our premises came with a 2-bedroom manager house, worker’s rooms, a workshop, open-sided shed, three boreholes and three-phase electricity.
BREAKING THE WALL of Sustainable Peat-Free Practices
The Falling Walls Lab is a challenging, inspiring and interdisciplinary format for young bright minds. It offers the opportunity to excellent young academics and professionals to present their outstanding ideas, research projects and initiatives. The international Jury consisted of high-ranked representatives of policy, the industry and the academic sphere. Ané was awarded 3rd place among 107 entries in South Africa in the FALLING WALLS 2014 competition! Read more …
MABU runner’s up in GAP BIOSCIENCES competition 2013
GAP-Biosciences is a unique programme that assists scientists and entrepreneurs to pursue commercially viable opportunities for their cutting edge bioscience technologies and seeks to address the gap that exists between prototype stage and commercialisation. Over 200 submissions were received in the 2013 competition. Semi-finalists did in-depth pitching sessions to external adjudication panels and business plan evaluations were done to identify the finalists.
Mushroom Casing Soil TECHNOLOGY Development Funding
TIA’s core business objective is to support the development and commercialisation of competitive technology-based services and products. The Agency primarily uses South Africa’s SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY base to develop new industries, create sustainable jobs and help diversify the economy. MABU was awarded funds for a Technology Development Project (2013) and Extended Field Trials (2014).
SUSTAINABLE MUSHROOM GROWING
Mushroom farming is going green by replacing peat casing with sugar cane pith substrate. Farmer’s Weekly, 3 August 2012
SPAWNRUN ADVERTISEMENT September 2014
SPAWNRUN ARTICLE SAMFA Newsletter March 2014
MABU Runner’s Up in GAP Biosciences competition
SPAWNRUN ARTICLE SAMFA Newsletter December 2013
TIA Technology Development PROJECT in the SPAWNRUN of December 2013
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA – TUKKIE newsletter 2012
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OLDER SPAWNRUN ARTICLES
SAMFA/MABU casing trials – December 2012
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Casing trials are fun – June 2009
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