17 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented By South Africans

Written by Keren Mikva

Smartlock safety syringe

Doctors and nurses constantly face hazards in the workplace, but one is more common than others: needle sticks. Being pricked by a stray needle is extremely dangerous, and can lead to the transmission of a multitude of diseases including eepatitis, the Ebola virus, HIV, and more. Perhaps inspired by the prevalence of transmittable diseases in South Africa, the Smartlock safety syringe has made it nearly impossible for medical practitioners to be stuck by needles.