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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.

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CSIR researchers are exploring the synthesis, modification and composting of porous carbonaceous materials for hydrogen storage applications. 

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The CSIR coastal flood risk viewer is an interactive web-based tool to visualise the extent of coastal flooding in specific areas.

Dr Rachel Chikwamba

Dr Rachel Chikwamba is the CSIR Group Executive: Chemicals, Agriculture, Food and Health. In this role, she leads the implementation of the CSIR Strategy in the respective sectors, working closely with academia, and the public and private sector partners locally and internationally to contribute to improved sectoral competitiveness and economic performance through innovation. 

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Dr Motodi Maserumule

Dr Motodi Maserumule has been appointed Executive Director: Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS), effective 2 October 2017. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Group Executive: Research and Development at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

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Adv Esmé Kennedy

Adv. Esmé Kennedy is the CSIR Group Executive: Legal, Compliance and Business Enablement. She joined the CSIR in August 2018 from Yokogawa South Africa (Pty) Ltd, where she was Executive Manager: Business Support Services. She has a wealth of experience, which spans over 15 years, eight of which were at senior management level.

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The CSIR is developing adaptation guidelines for various types of human settlements in South Africa that are at risk because of climate change.

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The CSIR, in collaboration with Cape Aerospace Technologies and Stellenbosch University, is working on a 200 N (Newton) micro gas turbine engine for the hobby market, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs

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The CSIR, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, is working on developing a feasible prototype diagnostic devices to supplement existing technologies for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis wher

Prof Thokozani Majozi (Chairperson)

Thokozani Majozi is a full professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at Wits University where he also holds the NRF/DST Chair in Sustainable Process Engineering. Prior to joining Wits, he spent almost 10 years at the University of Pretoria, initially as an associate professor and later as a full professor of chemical engineering. He was also an associate professor in computer science at the University of Pannonia in Hungary from 2005 to 2009.

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