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CSIR converts 4x4 trailer into a ranger tactical trailer

The CSIR has converted a standard 4x4 trailer into a tactical unit, which will be used by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency in clandestine counter-poaching operations.

Innovation to unlock high-value products at Tshivase tea estates

For years, the tea plant Camellia sinensis has been growing on the Tshivhase Tea Estates near Sibasa in Limpopo. In efforts to boost the local economy, the CSIR became part of a collaboration to produce botanical extracts from this tea crop and to test the viability of value-added products based on these extracts.

Collecting climate change data

CSIR scientists are using state-of-the-art equipment to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange and related factors on land and sea. This information helps researchers to more accurately predict the rate of (CO2) build-up that could lead to high risk and costly climate change.

Paper-based sensors for diagnostics

The CSIR is working to develop paper-based diagnostic sensors that are affordable, sensitive, specific, user friendly, rapid and robust, equipment free and deliverable to end users - ideal for low-resource areas.

The CSIR and Stellenbosch University renew an agreement on multidisciplinary research collaboration

The CSIR and Stellenbosch University renewed a Memorandum of Understanding following successful collaboration between the two organisations in various areas of research and development.

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