CSIR researchers, together with their counterparts at the Medical Research Council, have developed a low-cost Doppler ultrasound device that aims to place Doppler technology at the primary health c
The CSIR has developed a 3D thermos-responsive scaffold for high-density culture and non-destructive cell release. This scaffold can be incorporated into an automated cell culture system.
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.
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...
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is celebrating 10 years of conducting world-class research and development in the field of nanotechnology. The CSIR’s National Centre for Nanostructured Materials (NCNSM) was launched in 2007 as part of the implementation of government’s National Nanotechnology Strategy. Nanotechnology research is a key pillar of the CSIR’s activities that is focussed on finding solutions that address the broader societal challenges of South Africa.
Monday, 1 April 2019 signalled the start of the implementation of a new strategic direction for the CSIR, which in 2020 will turn 75. The new strategy is built around the vision of accelerating socioeconomic prosperity in South Africa through leading innovation.
Growing up in a community with a lack of resources to stimulate learning, and being surrounded by poverty, substance abuse, and high numbers of child-headed families, is a dream killer for most youngsters. These are some of the factors that always push a group of young people into the world of crime. However, Charles Maphanga, a young researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), did not allow similar conditions in Ga-Mampuru village, Limpopo, to stop him from dreaming big.
Keolebogile (Lebo) Sebogodi is one of the CSIR's researchers who are making inroads into the challenge of creating value from industrial waste, specifically Kraft pulp mills. She is a resilient final-year PhD student who is dead set on making a difference, despite the challenges she has had to overcome.
When Sebogodi (31), who hails from Lobatla Village in the North-West, commenced her studies in BSc in biology and chemistry at the North-West University in 2005, she had to overcome hurdles similar to those that many young first-year students face every year.