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South Africa’s first photonics prototyping facility

A new Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) has been established to address the current lack of commercialised photonics products in South Africa by providing world-class facilities, technical support, equipment and scarce skills.

CSIR implementing oceans and coasts information management system

The CSIR has commenced with the implementation of the Oceans and Coasts Information System (OCIMS). The system forms part of the Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) Phakisa Oceans Economy Programme. This programme falls under Initiative Six of Operation Phakisa, which aims to implement an overarching and integrated ocean governance framework for sustainable growth of the oceans economy.

CSIR Cmore team recognised at Rhino Conservation Awards

The CSIR Cmore team took second place at this year’s Rhino Conservation Awards in the Best Science Research and Technology category. The team was recognised for their outstanding work on the development of Cmore – a platform for shared awareness developed in partnership with Armscor.

CSIR spectrum management technology secures international recognition

A CSIR-developed dynamic spectrum management tool that makes it possible to efficiently allocate the amount of usable spectrum has received Ofcom certification. Ofcom is the independent communications regulator and competition authority for UK communications industries.

First UN Procurement Summit held in South Africa

The first ever United Nations (UN) Procurement Summit was held in South Africa and hosted more than 500 attendees and 23 exhibitors at the CSIR International Convention Centre on 13 and 14 June 2016.

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