News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 55 on 19 January 2001

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SOUTH AFRICA’S NALEDI 3D FACTORY HOLDS OUT A VIRTUAL REALITY PROMISE

19 January 2001

Virtual reality is one those applications that has always seemed to promise slightly more than it can deliver. It is so often used by commentators to illustrate the bright and shiny future of technology that its rather more mundane uses have gone unrecognised. Dave Lockwood, founder of the Naledi 3D Factory in Gauteng argues for its place in Africa as a way of communicating ideas and processes without the need for high levels of literacy. A new company in South Africa, the Naledi3D Factory is focusing on the development of such interactive visual content. Traditionally known as virtual reality (VR),…