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 has successfully implemented an algae-based wastewater treatment solution at the Motetema wastewater treatment works in the Sekhukhune District Municipality in Limpopo to facilitate the ef
More people are displaced because of environmental reasons than politics, war or discrimination, yet there are no legislative frameworks that provide support for this group.
The CSIR has developed a robust system to rapidly detect deformation of land surfaces. This is particularly useful in mined areas, where early detection of deformation is pivotal.
The CSIR, in partnership with the Engineer Research and Development Centre of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, is evaluating the use of various approaches to assess the ecological risk po
The study considered the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events, which impact on coal supply to power stations.
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
CSIR researchers are converting fly ash, a by-product of the South African pulp and paper industry, into heat-resistant geo-polymers that can be used in the protection of metal surfaces against hig