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The extent and magnitude of the current drought in South Africa

"December 2015 has been recorded as the driest December in South Africa in 15 years," said CSIR remote sensing specialist, Dr Moses Cho. Cho has used remote sensing technologies, which reveal an index of vegetation greenness, to indicate the extent and magnitude of the drought over South Africa. Read more...

CSIR committed to wetland protection for a sustainable future

The global community celebrates World Wetlands Day under the theme, Wetlands for our future: Sustainable Livelihoods. In South Africa, wetlands are of strategic concern and are important in various sectors such as the environmental sector, planning sector and water sector to mention a few. Thus, the CSIR is committed to conducting multidisciplinary research aimed at protecting, enhancing and rehabilitating wetlands in South Africa.

Mitigating climate change impacts along the coast using technology

Climate change poses a serious threat to human development and prosperity, with potentially wide-ranging implications for water, food and energy security, just to name a few.

Innovative farming project scoops two excellence awards in Limpopo

The introduction of innovative farming in small-holder irrigation farms in Limpopo, by a team of researchers from the CSIR and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, scooped two prizes in the recently held Service Excellence Awards.

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Drought-hit SA marks World Wetlands Day
Minister Naledi Pandor launches Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy initiative
Shaping a smarter tomorrow through the Internet of Things
Unlocking the mysteries of the Southern Ocean for better climate modelling
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