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Media Releases

| Media Release
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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.

| Media Release
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has established a graphene programme to help South Africa to develop its own capabilities, technologies and products based on graphene.  

| Media Release
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Friday, June 4, 2021

Joint: Media statement

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) in the Eastern Cape, will work together in the development of an industrial research facility dedicated to the production of commercially viable biofibre products and applications.

On Friday, 4 June 2021, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Thulani Dlamini, and CDC CEO, Mr Khwezi Tiya, signed signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that paves the way for a public-private partnership that will allow the local industry to make headway in the undersupplied global market of biofibres.

| Media Release
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Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation has welcomed the development of an innovative language app that will be instrumental in saving lives.

| Media Release
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Reflecting on Africa Day, the CSIR urged fellow research organisations, governments and industries to work together in ensuring that science and technology is used to address the unique challenges faced by Africa and its people. The CSIR believes that connecting knowledge and research ecosystems is critical on the continent.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world that for a country or continent to survive other pandemics that may occur in the future, collaboration and innovation must be at the forefront. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, many research organisations including the CSIR have dedicated their resources to curb the spread of the virus and to find scientific solutions.

| Media Release
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

HENSOLDT South Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have signed co-development and license agreements for the development of new-generation radar technology.

A new generation of tactical 3D surveillance radar systems are being developed for naval and land deployment, which will modernise one of HENSOLDT’s key radar product lines and further enhance its extensive radar portfolio. To this end, HENSOLDT South Africa has entered into a research and development agreement with the CSIR, which has built up significant radar expertise and heritage over the past 75 years.

| Media Release
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been awarded R25.9 million by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) to establish South Africa’s first pilot-scale Supercritical CO2 Encapsulation Facility (SCEF), which is set to be operational in 2022. 

| Media Release
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Friday, March 5, 2021

South Africa’s photonics industry is set to benefit from the state-of-the-art Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) that was unveiled at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Friday, 5 March 2021.
The facility will enhance the development of photonics-based products, specifically the prototype-development phase, to test the market for acceptance of the planned product in the country. It offers class 1 000 clean rooms, technical and optical equipment, ranging from electronic, mechanical and diagnostic equipment, for a variety of wavelengths.

| Media Release
Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2021

The CSIR, an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), has signed an agreement with Corporación Ruta N Medellin (C4IR.CO) to unlock the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and bolster research capacities in Colombia and South Africa. C4IR.CO is a corporation set up under the laws of Colombia as an operator of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of Colombia, arising from an alliance between the Mayor's Office of Medellín and the National Government of Colombia.