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Official opening of the 5th CSIR Conference

Thursday, 8 October 2015 - The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, officially opened the 5th CSIR Conference to a large delegation comprising representatives from government, research councils, academic institutions, business and industry.

CSIR launches the Transformative Enterprise Development Programme

The strategic intent of the programme is to support the National Development Programme's goals and drive socio-economic transformation towards a knowledge based economy.

A whole-of-society approach to combating rhino poaching

A major source of concern for the country is the severe onslaught on one of its natural assets, the rhino. Duarte Goncalves, a CSIR systems engineer, is working on developing 'whole-of-society' approaches to address this problem. "One has to look at all levels in society, the national, community and individual levels, if you want to understand the problem. Then you look at ways of addressing it," says Goncalves.

RTMS accreditation: A boon to transport industry

Road Transport Management System (RTMS) certification in the South African heavy vehicle transport sector will soon be as important as a theodolite is to land surveyors. The CSIR, together with industry partners, are driving this initiative.

CSIR Electronic Warfare Test, Evaluation and Training pod takes to the skies

The CSIR has completed the first flight test of its electronics testing, evaluation and training pod, also known as the Inundu pod.

CSIR to contribute to characterisation of aerosols in Africa

Although aerosols have a significant impact on human health and the environment, they are still not well-characterised in Africa. Therefore, CSIR atmospheric scientists have taken on this challenge.

CSIR contributes to the first Regional State of the Coast Report for the Western Indian Ocean

Experts from a wide range of disciplines worldwide, included CSIR researchers, contributed to the development of the first Regional State of the Coast Report (RSCOR) for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region as authors and lead authors.

CSIR projects drastic temperature increase over Africa

CSIR climate modellers believe that 2015 is on its way to be the warmest year ever recorded. This is partially due to climate-change, and partially due to a massive El Nino event currently developing in the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures over subtropical southern Africa have risen at more than twice the global rate over the last five decades.

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Launch of MiniSASS app to monitor river health
CSIR Electronic Warfare Test, Evaluation and Training pod takes to the skies
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