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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Conventional reading is currently accessible only to the traditionally literate person. Many school learners face barriers to reading, and consequently learning, due to early literacy difficulties, visual impairment, dyslexia and other special educational needs. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is helping to change this with the development of a user-friendly application (app) that adds and synchronises human-narrated or computer-generated audio to text.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

A book that captures a small selection of highlights of the CSIR’s first 75 years has been released online and will soon be available in print. A story of our times – The CSIR’s 75 remarkable years commemorates the challenges, transformation and significant achievements of the CSIR during its first 75 years. View Flipbook or pdf.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

The CSIR has released the first three technical reports on the circular economy in South Africa’s mining, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. The reports, which explore the appropriateness of circular economy interventions and their level of implementation in South Africa, can be downloaded from www.circulareconomy.co.za/csir.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) today displayed two lighter, significantly faster, quieter and more energy-efficient rock drills at its premises in Johannesburg, showcasing new technology that could offer safety in South African mines.

The drills were manufactured by two local original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) and Novatek, as part of the MMP's industry innovation challenge, the Isidingo Drill Design Challenge.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

The deteriorating quality of raw water, coupled with current water shortages, has created an urgent need to protect the country’s water resources and ensure effective water and wastewater management in South Africa. According to the Water and Sanitation Master Plan (DWA, 2019), 56% of the 1 150 municipal wastewater treatment works are in a poor or critical condition, while 11% are dysfunctional. This implies that South Africa’s water resources are negatively impacted and polluted by wastewater that is not properly treated.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

The National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) are inviting local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to apply for the Green Support Incentive Programme.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has unanimously agreed to extend the employment contract of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Thulani Dlamini for another five years. Dr Dlamini’s current contract would have ended on 31 January 2022.

Chairperson of the CSIR Board, Prof Thokozani Majozi said of the renewal: “We are pleased to announce that the CSIR Board has approved the renewal of the CEO’s contract for another five years, commencing on 1 February 2022”.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Being certified as a top employer by the Top Employers Institute, showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent Human Resource (HR) policies and people practices.

CSIR Group Executive for Human Capital and Communication, Andile Mabindisa, says the CSIR is proud of this achievement, saying that the organisation will continue to ensure that it attracts and develop skills that are required to touch lives through innovation.

“The CSIR has implemented a number of interventions to build and strengthen its pipeline in order to ensure sustainability of the business that is in line with the organisational strategy.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have jointly established a Research Chair in Smart Mobility, the first of its kind in South Africa. Prof.