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| 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.  
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| 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
Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to Friday, December 14, 2018

| Projects
Project Status: 
Completed

The potential to produce electricity from wind turbines in South Africa is significantly greater and more widely spread than initially thought.

| Projects
Project Status: 
Completed

The objective of this project is to investigate improved characterisation and dynamic monitoring of the acid mine drainage (AMD) footprint in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Area by using hi

| Projects
Project Status: 
Ongoing

The CSIR’s technology platform for adsorbent technologies focuses on the development of low-cost polymer-based adsorbents for the removal of toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, anions and organi

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.

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