Denel Dynamics is leading Project Sabela to design and manufacture local ventilators to support the treatment of the coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in public and private hospitals.
Under the project, two ventilators have completed the design and layout phases.
The simulation exercises to test the efficacy of the two ventilator projects are expected to commence soon.
Launched in early April, Project Sabela uses South African engineers, scientists, researchers, and technicians to design, develop and manufacture low-cost, fit-for-purpose ventilators.
Denel Group CEO Danie du Toit said: “We are optimistic about the potential to produce a low-cost, entry-level ventilator that can be used by the medical profession as the number of patients increase and the response levels are ramped up in the coming weeks.”