The CSIR's 70 year-plus track record is one of many technological innovations and successful interventions. All of these breakthroughs and highlights first started as a project or part of a project in one of our laboratories or research groups. Read more about ongoing or recently completed CSIR projects.
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The CSIR signed an agreement with Afriplex, a South African manufacturer of herbal, nutraceutical and healthcare products, to carry out biological evaluation studies on herbal extracts that may be
The CSIR is developing adaptation guidelines for various types of human settlements in South Africa that are at risk because of climate change.
The CSIR has developed a notification system that combines near real-time data sets on climate, weather and ocean currents and waves to create detailed nine-hour forecasts.
The CSIR has developed a 10-step process to assess and reduce the risks of wildland fires and map the likelihood of fire.
A CSIR study has found that several fish sold in South Africa’s retail stores contain mercury levels well above World Health Organization guidelines.
The CSIR has developed a tool that identifies and makes use of Television white spaces (TVWS) channels for broadband services without generating interference with adjacent primary licensed services
The CSIR, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs, conducted a health study in the Vaal Triangle Air-shed Priority Area to determine if air pollution levels exceed South African air po
The CSIR has estimated that commercial farmers in the Dwars River area of the Western Cape spend approximately R600 000 per year ridding their irrigation systems of filamentous algae – often caused
The CSIR coastal flood risk viewer is an interactive web-based tool to visualise the extent of coastal flooding in specific areas.