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If you had to walk a mile for a jug of water every day, as millions of people do, it’s unlikely you’d use that precious water to bathe. Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane tells the amazing, funny story of how he invented a cheap, clean and convenient solution: DryBath, the world’s first bath-substituting lotion.
“A South African college student’s new invention could change the world for those of us too lazy to shower — and potentially save millions of lives. ”
Five of Africa’s inspiring trailblazers have been nominated for the inaugural “MTV Base Leadership Award” created by Viacom International Media Networks Africa and MTV Base as part of the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) KwaZulu-Natal.
Ludwick Marishane’s life changing engineering inspiration came during a lazy day of sunbathing. His friend didn’t want to take a bath and wondered aloud why no one had invented a pill or lotion to take the place of showering. A few years later Ludwick had created the Dry Bath Gel, a waterless shower substitute.
Young entrepreneurs are changing the face of Africa. I set out to produce a list of the 30 Africans under 30 years old who are making the most dramatic impact across the continent.
Late last year, 21 year-old Ludwick Marishane of Cape Town, South Africa was named the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 GSEA (Global Student Entrepreneur Awards), beating out 1,600 other student nominees from 42 countries.
A South African university student has invented a product that could help millions of people keep clean. It is already proving popular with soldiers and airline passengers.
When finding a steady source of potable water is challenge enough in the developing world who has the time—or water—to take a shower? One South African student may have the answer with a unique, water-less shower gel—that he invented on his dumb phone.