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South Africa retains supercomputing championship

South Africa has successfully defended its championship at the International Student Cluster Competition, winning the overall prize in Leipzig, Germany. The announcement was made on 25 June 2014 at the International Supercomputing Conference. It is the first time a team has won the competition in consecutive years.

CSIR researcher elected to prestigious US science organisation

A CSIR researcher well-known for his work in the field of global change has been elected as a foreign associate to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This is an honour bestowed upon the world’s best scientists as chosen by their peers.

Trading places to understand access to land in African cities

Most of us do not have an idea what it is like to try to secure land or expand one’s house on unregistered land without a bank loan, legal advice and all the hurdles involved. “During March, we launched a publication in Gauteng and in Cape Town - the book is boldly pro-poor in its approach and intention,” comments Dr Mark Napier of the CSIR .

CSIR conducts strategic environmental assessment for electricity grid infrastructure

The CSIR has been appointed by the national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to undertake a strategic environmental assessment in support of the government's Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) 10, entitled "Electricity transmission and distribution for all".

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