The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.
Exploring the lesser-known world of natural fibres in SA Mention the words ‘natural fibre’ and most people immediately think of a tasteless cereal that they spoon down during breakfast time. That, however, is not the kind of natural fibres that researchers at the CSIR are focusing on. Instead you should think of wild silk, cashmere, sewing yarn, seat covers and textile with which roads can be stabilised.