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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
The subpolar sector of the Southern Ocean plays an important role in the global carbon budget. However, while, researchers have linked the occurrence of widespread outgassing of CO2 in this region to the large-scale upwelling of old CO2-rich deep waters, the mechanisms that explain their transport into the surface mixed-layer, where it can then be outgassed into the atmosphere, remain poorly understood.
In the study, the researchers highlight the importance of the frequent strong storms in modulating the mean seasonal transport of CO2 within and across the mixed-layer and surface ocean boundary interfaces.
Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) briefed the media on some of the organisation’s research and development (R&D) efforts aimed at addressing the HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) epidemics in South Africa.