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Hundreds of learners to be exposed to the harsh realities of climate change at CSIR Career Day

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019

Over 600 learners from schools across Gauteng province will be exposed to various technologies developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to curb climate change in the country.

The CSIR will be hosting grade 10 to 12 learners who have maths and science as their subjects at its annual career day in Pretoria on Friday, 2 August 2019.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+12 841 3654/ 072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

Over 600 learners from schools across Gauteng province will be exposed to various technologies developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to curb climate change in the country.

The CSIR will be hosting grade 10 to 12 learners who have maths and science as their subjects at its annual career day in Pretoria on Friday, 2 August 2019.

The event forms part of the 2019 National Science Week (NSW) activities currently underway countrywide under the theme “Facing the harsh realities of climate change”. NSW is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation that aims to increase the level of public understanding of science countrywide.

On the day, CSIR scientists will showcase various technologies developed to curb climate change including the Green Book, an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool to assist municipalities across South Africa to assess climate risks and growth pressures, and climate–resilient roads, green buildings and renewable energy.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Friday, 2 August 2019
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre– 627 Meiring Naude Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria
Time: 09:00 to 14:00                                            

RSVP and enquiries:

David Mandaha: CSIR Media Relations Manager
Tel: 072 126 8910/012 841 3654
Email: dmandaha@csir.co.za