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CSIR hosts over 100 experts to develop the first Africa regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services

Over 100 experts from Africa and other parts of the world gathered in Pretoria from 3 to 7 August 2015 for the First Author’s meeting.

August conference round-up: From smart hospitals to long life roads technologies

CSIR engineers in the built environment are advocating for a smart hospitals concept in the South African public healthcare system by encouraging authorities to embrace innovative engineering solutions to fight medical infections.

CSIR engineers help freight & logistics industry usher in smart trucks

South Africa's freight and logistics industry is warming up to performance-based standard (PBS) smart trucks. As a result, there has been an upward trend in the uptake of PBS-certified trucks, since the regulatory framework was first introduced as a pilot project in South Africa.

The 3rd Chinafrica Water Forum highlights important areas of cooperation between Africa and China in the management of water resources

Water and environmental experts from China and Africa gathered in Cape Town from 17 to 19 August 2015 to discuss the development and management of water resources between the two continents.

A hole in the middle: A smart solution for Microfinish

Improved metal yield and optimised scrap reduction of its final products have become a reality for Pinetown-based manufacturing company Microfinish as it strives to remain more globally competitive.

First half of 2015 sees financial benefits from renewable energy with huge cost savings

A second independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) found that renewable energy from South Africa's first wind and solar (photovoltaic) projects created R4 billion more financial benefits to the country than they cost during the first six months of 2015.

Could lasers cure HIV?

Dr Patience Mthunzi, a CSIR research group leader and TED fellow, explains the prospect of using lasers to deliver drugs directly to cells infected with HIV. It's early days, but could lasers be the answer?

Product Lifecycle Management certificate programmes

CIMdata and its South African partner, the CSIR, will be hosting two Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) courses, namely the core PLM leadership certification training course and the PLM executive short course.

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Leading expert on South Africa’s radar landscape passionate about border safeguarding
South Africa-Japan cooperation in Science and Technology
5th CSIR conference to feature world-renowned experts
First half of 2015 sees financial benefits from renewable energy with huge cost savings
SA Agulhas II returns from Winter Research Voyage
Exploring ways to combat IT incidents for the research and education community of South Africa

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