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Media Releases

| Media Release
Date: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Joint: Media Release

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021

The CSIR, has developed a polymer composite solution for one of Africa’s largest steel pipe manufacturers, Hall Longmore, which takes them one step closer to offering the South African water industry a localised push-fit application for pressurised steel pipelines.

Using the DSI-CSIR Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility, CSIR researchers developed a uniquely formulated polymer composite material for the steel pipe manufacturer and performed coating trials at their facility.

“The coating trials proved to be a success and an indication of a fruitful collaboration between local institutions working together to localise technology solutions for industry,” says Managing Director of Hall Longmore, KC Van Rooyen. 

| Media Release
Date: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

CSIR, an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation, has donated furniture to enhance the teaching and learning of maths and science at Sikhululekile Secondary School, in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

The donation forms part of the CSIR’s efforts to improve the learning environments in schools that are less privileged. It is also part of an extension of the commemoration of Mandela Day.

Sikhululekile Secondary School is one of the top performing township schools in maths and science with limited resources. Last year in July, the school was one of the schools and orphanages in and around Hammanskaal that received thousands of masks from the CSIR. 

| Media Release
Date: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

CSIR and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will strengthen research, development and innovation (RDI) into the fourth industrial revolution and digitisation, and promote digital inclusion and the creation of socioeconomic opportunities in information and communications technology (ICT) in South Africa.

In August 2021, the CSIR Chief Executive Officer, Dr Thulani Dlamini, and the Resident Representative of UNDP South Africa, Dr Ayodele Odusola, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen their collaboration, which will see the parties working together on scientific and technological research to improve the performance of the economy and, essentially, address the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment in the continent.

| Media Release
Date: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

South African businesses and households have been urged to significantly reduce food losses and waste in order to address the country’s hunger problem, while also addressing the associated economic and environmental impacts, including climate impacts.

| Media Release
Date: 
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Media Release 5 August 2021 For immediate release

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has released a half-year update of its periodic annual statistics on utility-scale power generation focussing on the first-half of 2021 (H1-2021).

| Media Release
Date: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Stellenbosch University (SU), have launched a Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation to upscale and commercialise home-grown innovations on the continent.

The AUDA-NEPAD Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation (AUDA-NEPAD CoE-STI) is one of five centres of excellence, which are the African Union’s (AU) instruments for leveraging knowledge and science-backed innovations to support accelerated implementation of Agenda 2063.

| Media Release
Date: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A roadmap to upscale transformative innovation in South African homes and communities has been launched.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) partnered with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation (DHSWS) to come up with a Science Transformative and Innovation for Sustainable Settlements Roadmap. The roadmap was created to clarify obstacles that stand in the way of the development of smart settlements. 

| Media Release
Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Today, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), represented by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Thulani Dlamini, and Deloitte, represented by its Africa CEO, Lwazi Bam, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate within the context of C4IR SA.

In the MoU, the two parties agree to draw on their complementary skills, technical expertise and capabilities to support the World Economic Forum Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution South Africa (C4IR SA) in its work of accelerating the application of emerging technologies for the benefit of the South African society.