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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This project reviews how the maintenance of statutory equipment is scheduled, inspected and reported in South African mines with the aim to develop a conceptual centralised database system for the
The CSIR developed an experimental system for autonomous exploration and mapping in which a robot autonomously explores an unknown environment and produces a map.
Mobile manipulation, the subspecialty of robotics concerned with the close coupling of navigation and manipulation, has drastically grown in popularity in recent years.
In an effort to improve the survival rate of cancer patients, the CSIR has teamed up with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to understand the genetic mutations that characterise some cancers, and u
The CSIR has been contracted by the Department of Science and Technology to develop an online urban development knowledge platform.
Working with the top 100 Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies, this research was able to establish seven critical principles that build stronger and more resilient businesses in the face of
Mill sludge, a by-product of the pulp and paper industry, is traditionally landfilled, incinerated or land spread.
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.