LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
The CSIR believes in the value of a strong, committed leadership.
The successful achievement of the CSIR strategy is directly linked
to the quality of leadership and management at all levels in the
CSIR; not only on executive level but also from senior staffmembers
with the experience and knowledge to mentor and coach others.
Our commitment to focused and driven leadership is embodies by our
President and CEO, Dr Sibusiso Sibisi.
Dr Sibisi was among a group of South Africans who received the National
Orders from President Thabo Mbeki. The Orders are bestowed on South
Africans who contribute to the betterment of the country in their
respective fields and represent the highest award that a country,
through its President, bestows on its citizens.
Dr Sibisi was awarded the Order of Mapungubwe: Silver. The Order
of Mapungubwe represents ingenuity and excellence, and is awarded
to South African citizens for exceptional achievement. President
Mbeki referred to the recipients as ‘our symbols of human
creative talent, the guardians of ubuntu who manifest the national
gift of courage that rises with danger, our touchstones for our collective
accomplishments as a nation, and stalwarts of human solidarity’.