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The CSIR has developed an innovative shared awareness and integration platform, Cmore, using modern web and mobile technology.

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Researchers in South Africa and their counterparts in Argentina are studying the links between human-induced pollution, the interaction of river streams and landscapes, and specific groups of organ

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Acid mine drainage (AMD) is one of the biggest threats to water resources, human health and the environment in South Africa.

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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Lindokuhle Christopher Mhlongo

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CSIR-Inter Bursary Recipient

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The impact of the Black wattle forage inclusions in maize silage on the milk production and intakes in dairy cows

Dairy production is expensive to maintain due to the high cost of animal feed. There is a need for inexpensive feed to maintain the nutritional requirement of dairy cows. Black wattle (BW) is an invasive plant that grows during all seasons of the year and is readily available at a reasonable price. BW is a potential feed source that can be used to supplement the dietary requirements of dairy cows. However, it cannot be immediately incorporated in animal feeds as there is still not enough information on its feeding value. This study investigates the impact of the inclusions of BW in maize silage on the feed intake and milk production of dairy cows.

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Monday, November 27, 2017 - 00:00

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.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 00:00

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.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 00:00

The Board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has unanimously agreed to extend the employment contract of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Thulani Dlamini for another five years. Dr Dlamini’s current contract would have ended on 31 January 2022.

Chairperson of the CSIR Board, Prof Thokozani Majozi said of the renewal: “We are pleased to announce that the CSIR Board has approved the renewal of the CEO’s contract for another five years, commencing on 1 February 2022”.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 00:00

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.

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 00:00

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) showcases some of the latest technologies to improve safety in the mining sector.

These innovative technologies will be displayed at the Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town from Monday, 5 to Thursday, 8 February 2018.

The Inaccessibility of some areas underground makes it difficult and dangerous for inspections after blasting. The CSIR developed a robot platform equipped with safety inspection sensors to enter mines during safety periods. Known as “Monster”, the robot aims to assess and identify risk for underground mines.