The MoU between the two parties will result in the establishment of joint initiatives aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of mobile networks and safeguarding customer data and privacy. This includes joint efforts in researching and developing cybersecurity technologies, protocols and standards. Moreover, the agreement between the CSIR and ACT holds significant importance as it provides a framework for leveraging synergies. This collaboration will enable the undertaking of strategic projects aligned with the mandates of both organisations.
Titled "Advances in Materials Processing and Manufacturing," this book offers a thorough examination of state-of-the-art materials production. It features in-depth discussions on a wide range of subjects, such as powder metallurgy processing, mechanisms of deformation, analysis of machining, material disposal, gear cutting, and laser cladding.
The book was launched in Pretoria on Friday, 10 November 2023. The book is a crucial resource designed to benefit researchers and graduate students in the field of materials and manufacturing engineering.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is proud to have been named one of the 2023 United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Champions of the Earth, for its contribution to the fight against plastic pollution.
On 30 October 2023, UNEP announced that the CSIR had been selected as a 2023 Champion of the Earth, honoured in the Science and Innovation category. The annual Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour. The Science and Innovation category recognises individuals or organisations whose groundbreaking work pushes the boundaries of human knowledge and technology, with positive impacts on the environment.
On Thursday, 16 November 2023, the Korean Government through the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and Innonet Co.
South African climate and international scientists have called for more investment in the appropriate skills and technology to improve seasonal forecast and early warning systems.
CSIR C3 aims to enhance the institute's efforts to catalyse the re-industrialisation of South Africa by establishing new technology-based enterprises and providing value to various stakeholders. The ultimate aim of the enterprise is to grow the South African economy in line with the country's Decadal Plan on Science, Technology and Innovation.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has officially launched a commercialisation enterprise, named CSIR C3 (pronounced as CSIR C-Cubed) to accelerate the pace and increase the scale of the commercialisation of its technologies and intellectual property (IP).
A fully owned CSIR company, CSIR C3 will have dedicated capacity to drive all aspects of technology commercialisation, providing adequate financial resources along the technology de-risking process through to commercialisation. The standalone enterprise will hold all CSIR IP and act as an incubator for start-up enterprises underpinned by strong technical and non-financial support. It will enable the commercialisation of CSIR IP through the development of a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
CSIR researchers deployed a buoy equipped with a series of instruments in Theewaterskloof Dam, one of the largest dams in the country, located in the Western Cape. The team of researchers aim to gain deeper insights into microalgae biodiversity and its significance in supporting the ecosystem health of South Africa’s drinking water dams.
The research team will employ a combination of satellite data and in-water physical and chemical measurements to assess microalgal diversity in near real-time. This approach will also enable the early detection of potential overgrowth of toxic algal species, which can negatively impact water quality and ecosystem stability.
The Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, plays a disproportionate role in buffering the impacts of climate change by taking up 50% of the global oceanic uptake of carbon, and 75% of the excess heat generated by anthropogenic carbon that remains in the atmosphere.