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-developed guide titled Steering towards a Green Economy, provides an introduction to green economy concepts, ideas and actions that will help reorient the economy to a more inclus
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
CSIR researchers have worked with the Department of Water and Sanitation to determine how much water is being used by farmers in KwaZulu-Natal and how much is required for irrigation, commercial fo
The CSIR is developing the first African-based earth system model to provide reliable projections of the potential impact of climate change on the African continent.
The project aims to develop and enhance the CSIR’s existing geophysics capabilities to allow for an increased capability and offering in applied mining geophysics and the emerging field of hydrogeo
The project seeks to find a suitable technique, or a combination of techniques, to measure the different compounds found in diesel engine emissions.
The CSIR has developed solvent-free ‘green’ encapsulation technologies for sensitive actives used in animal and human health such as probiotics, proteins, vaccines, drugs, vitamins and bioactive pl