The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Rheinmetall Air Defence AG, Siemens Industry Software Ltd and ESTEQ Industry Solutions (Pty) Ltd recently signed Memorandums of Agreement (MoA) and joined forces to support industry development in South Africa.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) continues to ignite school learners’ interest in careers within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Agrément South Africa, an agency of the Department of Public Works managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has awarded 29 fit-for-purpose certificates during the 2016/2017 financial year following a rigorous process of testing and evaluation.
The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 9 May 2017 to collaborate on a national multi-static passive radar facility. The CSIR and ATNS will join forces to establish a technology base that will be utilised to establish solutions in partnership with local industry.
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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