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 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.
CSIR researchers are exploring the synthesis, modification and composting of porous carbonaceous materials for hydrogen storage applications.
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
Invasion by alien plants poses a significant threat to South Africa’s biodiversity and human well-being. Ecosystem services are under pressure largely due to this threat.
The CSIR is overseeing the design and construction of South Africa’s first purpose-designed science centre in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape.
The Spatial and Temporal Evidence for Planning in South Africa (stepSA) initiative has its origin in research and development collaboration between the CSIR, the Department of Science and Technolog