Cutting edge

Since its establishment in 1945, the CSIR has remained one of the continent’s top research, development and innovation organisations. Today, the CSIR accounts for a substantial proportion of total government expenditure on research and development and considerably contributes to national initiatives, strategies and projects, as well as support to the public sector. When you join the CSIR you will be part of the top technical and scientific minds in the country working from advanced research facilities in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban.

With the world becoming more and more of a ‘global village’, it is now, more than ever, imperative to forge strong relationships with local and international research bodies. The CSIR provides staff with the opportunity to exchange places with researchers in other organisations, locally and abroad. This facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge, builds relationships between research teams and it keeps the CSIR research fraternity abreast of cutting-edge skills.