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| Media Release
Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

The CSIR is a multidisciplinary research organisation that focuses on national priorities. It is a national government business entity that, amongst others, undertakes research and development to improve the lives of South Africans as stipulated in its mandate. The organisation conducts independent research in order to equip businesses and decision-makers with information to enable them to make evidence-based decisions supported by sound research.

| Event
Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2019

| Event
Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) will host a National Research Data Workshop. Read more...

| Event
Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The YIF workshop is the official launch of the programme spearheaded by the CSIR Smart Mobility Cluster.

| Event
Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry, hosted and managed by the CSIR) has teamed up with the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA)

| Event
Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019

| Expert
CSIR senior researcher

Expertise: Marine and estuarine ecology

| News
Date: 
Sunday, July 4, 2021

About the bursary

Throughout history, science has had a critical role to play in contributing towards societal progress and prosperity. Organisations such as the CSIR have an important role to play in advancing science and innovation. Armed with some of the best minds in the world, we work on trying to solve problems that can help all South Africans. The CSIR hereby invites applications from students wishing to pursue a career in research, technology development and innovation as well as corporate/support areas. Read more...

Applications for 2022 intake is now closed.

| News
Date: 
Friday, December 22, 2017

The CSIR corporate functions Bursary Programme aims to build a pipeline and strengthen capabilities in the corporate functions to ensure business excellence that will forster a conducive environment for the Research, Development and Innovation work to thrive. This bursary is open to academically qualifying young people and also aims to attract and increase participation of women and black people. The CSIR hereby invites bursary applications from talented young people wishing to pursue their studies. Read more...

Mohammed Ashraf Dindar

Mohammed ‘Ashraf’ Dindar was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 1 July 2020. He joined the CSIR from Foskor (Pty) Ltd, where he was the CFO and Executive Director from January 2016 until recently, a position he was seconded to from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). In this role, he was responsible for the strategic direction and management of the entire finance, procurement and information technology portfolios, including identifying new business opportunities and securing new funding for the business.

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