The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.
Professor Howard E. Michel, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) President and CEO, delivered a talk at the CSIR International Convention Centre on 15 July 2015. Michel spoke about his riveting career and experiences, interweaving the phases of his career with highlights about IEEE and its support for career development.
Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) launched two new Research Chairs - one in Quantum, Optical and Atomic Physics and one in Artificial Intelligence – at Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch on Monday (20 July 2015). The launch was held as part of a SU/CSIR research seminar that focused on particular areas where expertise exist at both institutions.
Adv Lulu Makapela has been named one of the International Astronautical Federation's (IAF) 2015 Young Space Leaders. Lulu is the CSIR’s representative on the South African Council for Space Affairs and is also project and contract manager for aerospace and composites within the CSIR.
The Southern Ocean is a hostile and remote region, but when travelling there as a young oceanography student, the CSIR’s Dr Sebastiaan Swart was immediately fascinated by its ‘moodiness’ and its importance for climate science.
The island of Saint Helena will enjoy a boost to tourism upon completion of its first airport and a new permanent wharf. The CSIR did docked ship motion tests and breakwater stability tests for the design of the wharf.
An idea to use environmental and oceanographic numerical models and data to create an early-warning system that could help prevent drownings along the Western Cape coast has resulted in a tool that is proving popular among False Bay fishermen.