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CSIR experts to contribute to coastal systems report

CSIR researchers have joined forces with scientists from Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Reunion and Australia to draft a report that documents the state of coasts in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO).

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".

CSIR CEO Dr Sibisi appointed Chair of the National Broadband Advisory Council

The Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, has appointed CSIR CEO Dr Sibusiso Sibisi Chair of the National Broadband Advisory Council (NBAC).

SA Agulhas II completes successful Antarctic mission

The knowledge base on the precise links between climate and the carbon cycle in the most southern waters of the world's oceans continues to grow following the conclusion of a successful mission by scientists to Antarctica.

CSIR and SAPS in partnership to expand national safety and security capacity and capabilities

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement that creates the institutional framework for the SAPS to access scientific, engineering and technology support for both the operational and strategic components of their duty towards national safety and security.

A medical device that sold for 30 years – the Fibretek story

In 1982, a team of CSIR researchers invented and developed an implantable expanding rivet, called a bollard. Today, over 30 years later, the bollard is still on the market, and some
60 000 of these medical devices have been sold.

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South Africa and Malaysia to establish a Centre of Excellence on advanced defence technologies
Economic Development launch logagane Information Centre
SA-GEO Communities of Practice Workshop
Solar energy added to technology localisation agenda
AISI supports ICLA air, space and telecommunications law capacity-building course
CSIR and North West launch Logagane Enterprise Information Centre
CSIR opens its doors to high school learners
CSIR hosts government delegates from Lesotho
CSIR licenses fingerprint software to iPulse Systems
Tribute to Madiba by CSIR CEO Dr Sibusiso Sibisi
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