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A CSIR-developed text-to-speech system

Qfrency creates human-like voices from written text for the South African market. These synthetic voices can say and read anything in South African languages, on a wide range of devices and platforms, for industry, developers and individuals.

Industry taking up CSIR's mobile laser cladding technology

View this video to see how MAN Diesel and Turbo is using the CSIR-developed mobile laser cladding system to refurbish some of their large, high-value components.

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.

Water sanitation market to receive home-grown, green solutions
Optimus Bio, a company that develops environmentally friendly products for the treatment of waste water, aquaculture and agriculture, will soon be taking on the market.

Earthquakes – mining or nature?
Establishing whether the recent earthquake in North West was purely mining induced or caused by natural tectonic shifts in the earth’s crust is not simple. It is also possible that stresses caused by mining triggered a natural event deeper down.

Researchers identify algae to treat acid mine drainage
Researchers came one step closer to the development of a successful biological method to treat acid mine drainage during winter time after studying the ability of specific algae species to absorb metals.

Sea-faring glider shows promise for more accurate fish stock surveys
Researchers from the CSIR successfully equipped a wave glider with an acoustic echo sounder to determine fish stock levels along the South African coast View video.

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