South Africa may face a potential water crisis if global warming continues on its current trajectory, and even more so when combined with poor water management and uncontrolled development near the country's strategic water source areas. CSIR research focuses on the identification and protection of these areas.
Sharing knowledge and inspiring young people to take up science-related careers is just what the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is gearing up to do at this year’s National Science Festival in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, from 8 March to 14 March 2017.
Energy efficiency lies at the core of sustained industrial and economic growth in South Africa, and industries and businesses must prepare more sufficiently for inevitable energy price hikes, while government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) welcomed Dr Thulani Dlamini as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dlamini is no stranger to the CSIR, having served in different positions at the same organisation in the past.
The CSIR biophotonics research team will be presenting nine papers on laser-based HIV point-of-care diagnostics at the world’s biggest optics and photonics conference.
Roads in Africa have often been challenging to travel on because of the different types of pavement failures. With the help of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) world-class bituminous binders laboratory, US-based science company, DuPont, is changing how roads are built in Africa with its DuPont™ Elvaloy® Reactive Elastomeric Terpolymers (RET) bitumen modifier technology. The tests conducted by the CSIR set the scene for the uptake of Elvaloy® RET and the advancement of bitumen specifications in Africa.
The National Development Plan identifies the science and technology sector as one of the key areas that needs to be developed before 2030.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has applauded a team of six students from the Universities of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch who will be representing South Africa at the International Student Cluster Competition to be hosted at the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany.
A wide area surveillance system, known as the Postcode Meerkat, was today launched in Kruger National Park (KNP).