On 24 October 2022, the Gauteng MEC for Roads, Transport and Logistics, Kedibone Diale-Tlabela received the latest results of the Covid-19 Gauteng Household Travel Survey (GHTS) from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
CSIR researchers and their industry counterparts are pooling their efforts to use biocatalysis – a green production method – to help develop new and improved production processes and products for the cosmetic, biopharmaceutical and industrial biologics markets, to name a few.
Dr Reevana Balmahoon, research group leader for Artificial Intelligence and Extended Reality (AI and XR) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), will be participating in the TechWomen Leadership Exchange Program, which will be held in the United States of America (USA) in Oc
Researchers from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), as well as various South African universities, will unveil a book titled: Approaches to building a smart community: An exploration through the concept of the digital village on Saturday, 17 September 2022 at the CSIR Inte
South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) now hosts Africa’s only laboratory equipped to test and verify imported or locally produced products that are being promoted as biodegradable.
This follows the recent handover of an automated testing facility and equipment, valued at R5 million, to the CSIR by the Japanese government, through the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The testing laboratory is capable of establishing the conditions and timeframes for the biodegradation of materials. Tests can be performed under different conditions – aerobic (compost, soil, freshwater and marine) and anaerobic.
South Africa’s worrying state of wastewater management requires urgent public-private partnerships to accelerate technology development to improve the current situation, says Dr Rembu Magoba, Manager of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Water Research Centre.
Dr Magoba was speaking at the Africa Water, Waste and Green Energy Conference held in Cape Town recently. Government representatives, business leaders and decision-makers from African countries attended the conference. The country's wastewater treatment system has worsened over the years since 2013. 39% of assessed wastewater treatment systems are now classified as critical, a drop from 29% in 2013.
“Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) inspires young people to generate new technologies and ideas that are crucial to developing sustainable solutions to real-world challenges,” said doctoral researcher Rivalani Baloyi from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Baloyi and other researchers were engaging learners and encouraging them to take up careers in science during the 2022 National Science Week (NSW) which ran from 1 to 6 August 2022. NSW is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation that aims to celebrate science and its role in society.