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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Government has launched South Africa's first ever research chairs on waste management, aimed at transforming the sector while contributing to the country's socio-economic development.

The new chairs under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) – the South African Research Chair in Waste and Climate, and in Waste and Society – were launched in Pretoria today.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

CSIR senior scientist and advanced material testing lab manager, Georges Mturi, is South Africa’s rising star. Mturi scooped the Standard Bank Rising Star Award in the Service: Public & Private category at an event held at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg recently.  

The Rising Star Awards recognise inspirational and passionate individuals in South Africa who have a capacity for achievement and success.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The CSIR and Gold Yard International Exchange Service (Gold Yard), an organisation representing various provincial bureau of China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, have signed an agreement which is set to boost industrial development on the African continent.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by CSIR CEO, Dr Thulani Dlamini, and Gold Yard General Manager, Mr Anquan Chi, in Pretoria, on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rock-falls are the top safety issue in mines. The inaccessibility of some areas underground makes it difficult and dangerous for inspections to take place after blasting.

| Media Release
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Friday, July 13, 2018

More than seven billion humans share this planet with approximately three trillion trees, and both need water.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has designed and constructed a mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) lab that will be operating at the University of Zululand, the second university to have and operate a LiDAR system within in its premises in South Africa.

This atmospheric laser radar is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses the most powerful techniques for active remote sensing of the earth’s atmosphere.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The founder and chief executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Prof Klaus Schwab, has stressed the importance for government, civil society and business to work together to ensure the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are distributed equally in society.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The South African supercomputing team that participated in the International Student Cluster Competition in Frankfurt, Germany, scooped third prize.

| Media Release
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Strong bergwind conditions coupled with very dry vegetation most probably resulted in the flare-up of a lightning-induced smouldering fire on the morning of 7 June 2017 in the Elandskraal region, northwest of Knysna, resulting in one of the worst fire disasters in South Africa’s history.

This is according to a scientific report which the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently concluded.