FEATURE-Crime spurs South Africa's inventors to action

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By Alistair Thomson JOHANNESBURG, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Want a computer that screams when a thief strikes? Or a personal tracking unit in case you get kidnapped? All this from the nation that brought you the anti-hijack flame-throwing car. South Africa's inventors are dreaming up ever more ingenious ways of getting one over on the criminals. "We are a tremendously inventive nation," said Adi Paterson of the government's Department of Science and Innovation. "We are some of the ...

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