The CSIR and SANBio support Eswatini and Zimbabwe by providing access to infrastructure, capabilities, and services that enable the two institutions to enhance their capacity to support indigenous knowledge systems-based therapeutics and products. This builds on work already conducted by SANBio during its implementation of the BioFISA 1 programme, where several countries in the region were supported to develop and formulate products from their biodiversity and indigenous knowledge systems. The CSIR’s screening capabilities, omics platforms and formulation, product, and development (including quality testing) are used to conduct some of the safety and mechanisms of action tests for identifying therapeutic concepts and models.
The CSIR has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a human capacity development initiative in South Africa that will focus on developing skills in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for biomanufacturing.
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), together with its entities the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP), will showcase technologies that have been developed to improve mining efficiencies at the African Mining Indaba.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and WWF South Africa are spearheading a five-year project to support the development of circular plastic packaging and systems to reduce plastic pollution from the food and beverage industry.
It is widely acknowledged that plastic pollution is not only an environmental challenge, but it also includes socio-economic and potential human health and human rights challenges. Yet, while much of the attention has focused on improved waste management, this project will focus exclusively on upstream and midstream interventions in the plastic packaging value chain – looking at how to turn off the tap on problem plastics at source. Read more...
The Independent Institute of Education Proprietary Limited (IIE) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 13 October 2023, for purposes of collaboration in industry focussed skills development and innovation support initiatives leveraging from the CSIR Learning Factory.
A Learning Factory is a facility that aims to mimic a realistic working environment to provide future-focused education and training as well as fostering innovation.
The MoU between the two parties will result in the establishment of joint initiatives aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of mobile networks and safeguarding customer data and privacy. This includes joint efforts in researching and developing cybersecurity technologies, protocols and standards. Moreover, the agreement between the CSIR and ACT holds significant importance as it provides a framework for leveraging synergies. This collaboration will enable the undertaking of strategic projects aligned with the mandates of both organisations.
Titled "Advances in Materials Processing and Manufacturing," this book offers a thorough examination of state-of-the-art materials production. It features in-depth discussions on a wide range of subjects, such as powder metallurgy processing, mechanisms of deformation, analysis of machining, material disposal, gear cutting, and laser cladding.
The book was launched in Pretoria on Friday, 10 November 2023. The book is a crucial resource designed to benefit researchers and graduate students in the field of materials and manufacturing engineering.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is proud to have been named one of the 2023 United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Champions of the Earth, for its contribution to the fight against plastic pollution.
On 30 October 2023, UNEP announced that the CSIR had been selected as a 2023 Champion of the Earth, honoured in the Science and Innovation category. The annual Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour. The Science and Innovation category recognises individuals or organisations whose groundbreaking work pushes the boundaries of human knowledge and technology, with positive impacts on the environment.