Low-cost titanium alloys in South Africa could be used in non-aerospace sectors, such as car parts, medical devices, implants, jewellery and kitchen appliances.
Titanium is a tough but light metal that makes great replacements for bone in our body. But it has plenty of other uses in industry as well.
South Africans living in communities along the country's east coast are engaged in intensive protests against mining companies, despite rising danger.
South Africa his rich in minerals that, combined with the development of nanotechnology, can be used to help it develop new energy technologies.