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| Media Release
Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The CSIR and Gold Yard International Exchange Service (Gold Yard), an organisation representing various provincial bureau of China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, have signed an agreement which is set to boost industrial development on the African continent.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by CSIR CEO, Dr Thulani Dlamini, and Gold Yard General Manager, Mr Anquan Chi, in Pretoria, on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) presented its research findings on laser-based HIV diagnostics at the world’s largest photonics conference in California, San Franciso.

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The next industrial revolution must be inclusive and the science community must ensure that young people are empowered to participate, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Deputy President addressed thousands of people who packed the CSIR International Convention Centre today, for the first day of the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) 2017, joined by the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor.

| Media Release
Date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 to Thursday, December 7, 2017

Over 30 students from different universities across the country will battle in a cyber security competition This competition creates a platform for students to compete in real-time and come up with ideas that could protect South Africa from cybercrimes. According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), South Africa loses over R1 billion each year to cybercrime.

| Media Release
Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

South African students from different universities will represent the country at the International Student Cluster Competition hosted at the 2018 International Supercomputing Conference in Germany. The students came first at a national competition which took place during the annual Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) conference in Pretoria last week.  
Watch the interview here.[YouTube]

| Media Release
Date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

South Africa's mines remain one of the most hazardous working environments in the country, with seismic activity and rock bursts resulting in injuries and fatalities (73 in 2016).

| Event
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to Friday, December 14, 2018

Khungeka Njobe

Ms Khungeka Njobe is the CSIR Group Executive: Business Excellence and Integration. Prior to her current role, she was the CSIR Executive: Campus Master Plan. She is not new to the CSIR, having previously held the position of Group Executive: R&D Outcomes and Strategic Human Capital Development from 2006 to 2011.

Group Executive Management

Dr Jan van de Loosdrecht

Dr Jan van Loosdrecht joined the CSIR in October 2019 as the Executive Manager for the Future Production: Chemicals cluster. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic direction, financial sustainability, capability development, performance, operations and governance within the cluster, in line with the trends, opportunities and needs of the chemicals and related industries, and in line with the CSIR strategy, vision and mission.

Executive Managers

Andile Mabindisa

Mr Andile Mabindisa is the CSIR Group Executive: Human Capital and Communication, effective 1 November 2020. He has been acting in this role since April 2019, after having joined the CSIR as the Group Manager: Human Capital Business Partnering in December 2018. Prior to joining the CSIR he was the Country Talent and Development Executive at Gibela Rail Transport (Pty) Ltd.

Group Executive Management