Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, a researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) made the science profession proud when President Jacob Zuma awarded him the Order of Mapungubwe in Silver for his excellent contribution to the field of science, particularly electrical engineering.
The CSIR is a multidisciplinary research organisation that focuses on national priorities. It is a national government business entity that, amongst others, undertakes research and development to improve the lives of South Africans as stipulated in its mandate. The organisation conducts independent research in order to equip businesses and decision-makers with information to enable them to make evidence-based decisions supported by sound research.
Over 30 Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) from across Gauteng were introduced to laser-based manufacturing technologies that can support their manufacturing operations at an open day organised by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
At least 90% of the printed circuit boards and 80% of the plastic recovered from electronic waste (e-waste) in South Africa are exported for reprocessing. In doing so, the country loses access to valuable metals, as well as the opportunity to create jobs. This is according to a recent study conducted by Mintek, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
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The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will announce plans on the NCPC-SA Industrial Water Efficiency Project during a workshop to be hosted by the Royal Danish Embassy on 30 March 2017.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) would like to congratulate Dr Stephanie Fanucchi on being recognised in the prestigious 2017 L’Oréal-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Rising Talents.
South Africa may face a potential water crisis if global warming continues on its current trajectory, and even more so when combined with poor water management and uncontrolled development near the country's strategic water source areas. CSIR research focuses on the identification and protection of these areas.
Sharing knowledge and inspiring young people to take up science-related careers is just what the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is gearing up to do at this year’s National Science Festival in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, from 8 March to 14 March 2017.