South Africans have been urged to protect themselves against the effects of climate change. This comes in the wake of the high temperatures that the country has been experiencing.
Most parts of the country have been experiencing heatwaves, as a result of changes in temperatures. Although there will be some relief in days to come, as evidenced by the rainfall that has been forecast, climate change experts from the CSIR have given warnings of increased temperatures and extreme heat events throughout the summer season.
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The community of Stinkwater has no access to piped water distributions and rely on water delivered by the municipal trucks. Often, this is not enough. Le Roux explains that the community has found its own solution to accessing water through hand dug wells. This untreated water is then used by the community, exposing them to various health risks.
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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), as well as the plastics and road industries, is working on a demonstration project to evaluate the feasibility of using waste plastic in local road construction.
The National Cleaner Production South Africa (NCPC-SA) will facilitate and participate in the process of developing a Peer Recognition mechanism for resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) and other green economy professionals in South Africa.
The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will host its fourth Industrial Efficiency Conference in September at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria.
Female researchers from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are spearheading research to improve the country’s competitiveness in additive manufacturing and stem cell reprogramming.
Speaking to the media in Pretoria recently, the researchers commended the CSIR for providing a conducive environment for them to excel in all areas, including those that were previously dominated by their male counterparts.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be showcasing its Biomanufacturing, Agroprocessing and Health Innovation technologies at the inaugural Bio Africa Convention, taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre from 26 to 28 August 2019.
Female researchers working in additive manufacturing will brief the media of some of their research breakthroughs, made using the world’s largest 3D printer, which is housed at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Only a handful of people in South Africa have mastered Stem Cell reprogramming and Dimakatso Gumede (34) is one of them. As a CSIR candidate researcher of the bioengineering and integrated genomics research group, she works on creating disease models of the innate immune system to study unique African gene variants that lead to elite controllers that naturally control viral load levels without antiretroviral therapy.