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Media Releases

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

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.

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Wednesday, March 22, 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.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

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.

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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.