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Industrial development at heart of CSIR’s new-look strategy

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019

In late May, the CSIR represented by Board Chairperson, Professor Thokozani Majozi, and CEO, Dr Thulani Dlamini, announced that it has developed and adopted a new strategy and structure. The fundamental objective of this new approach, created under a programme called Project Synapse, is to strengthen the CSIR’s support for and development of South African industry. Read more...

Dlamini tells Engineering News that the new strategy and structure represent the CSIR’s ‘Fourth Era’. The first era, he explains, ran from the foundation of the CSIR in 1945 to the late 1980s. That era was characterised by total State funding of the science council, so it did not have to earn any income. But, in the late 1980s, came the realisation that the State could no longer completely fund the CSIR and that the organisation had to undertake contract research to earn income. This was the second era of the CSIR. Read more...

Issued by: Engineering News