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Media Releases

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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.

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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.

| Media Release
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

South Africa’s pursuit of being a key player in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) received a massive boost as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Siemens South Africa entered into a partnership to empower the country’s economy and citizens with digital skills.

| Media Release
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Friday, January 29, 2021

Rome, 28th January 2021 – RES4Africa Foundation widens its field of action by welcoming CSIR and Nedbank: joining a network of excellence from across the European renewable energy value chain, the leading

| Media Release
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Monday, January 25, 2021

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation celebrates being crowned South Africa’s top employer. The 2021 Top Employers have been announced and the CSIR was recognised as a Top Employer in the country.

Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better work environment and exhibits this through excellent human resources (HR) policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity and Inclusion and more.

| Media Release
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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Joint media release

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Black Umbrellas (BU) have announced a partnership to provide technical and technological support to small black-owned businesses in South Africa.

| Media Release
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

PRETORIA – On Monday 30 November, the University of Pretoria (UP) officially opened its state-of-the-art Engineering 4.0 facility, which focuses on research on smart transport, cities and infrastructure.

| Media Release
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Friday, November 6, 2020

The acceleration of South Africa’s energy transformation to address current economic challenges and industrialisation opportunities for the country’s economic recovery will take centre stage at the upcoming virtual Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 7th Biennial Conference.