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Media Releases

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Energy efficiency lies at the core of sustained industrial and economic growth in South Africa, and industries and businesses must prepare more sufficiently for inevitable energy price hikes, while government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) welcomed Dr Thulani Dlamini as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dlamini is no stranger to the CSIR, having served in different positions at the same organisation in the past.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

The CSIR biophotonics research team will be presenting nine papers on laser-based HIV point-of-care diagnostics at the world’s biggest optics and photonics conference.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Roads in Africa have often been challenging to travel on because of the different types of pavement failures. With the help of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) world-class bituminous binders laboratory, US-based science company, DuPont, is changing how roads are built in Africa with its DuPont™ Elvaloy® Reactive Elastomeric Terpolymers (RET) bitumen modifier technology. The tests conducted by the CSIR set the scene for the uptake of Elvaloy® RET and the advancement of bitumen specifications in Africa.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The National Development Plan identifies the science and technology sector as one of the key areas that needs to be developed before 2030.

| Media Release
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Friday, December 9, 2016

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has applauded a team of six students from the Universities of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch who will be representing South Africa at the International Student Cluster Competition to be hosted at the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany.

| Media Release
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A wide area surveillance system, known as the Postcode Meerkat, was today launched in Kruger National Park (KNP).

| Media Release
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

If you want to model weather systems, perform advanced computational mechanics, simulate the impact of climate change, study the interaction of lithium and manganese in batteries at the atomic level, or conduct the next experiment of your latest in vitro biomedical technique virtually — and you w

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The CSIR Optics Student Chapter (OSC) was recognised as a finalist among three other international student chapters in the community/youth outreach category at the Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Chapter and Local Section Excellence Prize ceremony held in Rochester, New York, last month.