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Friday, October 6, 2017

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies,  addressed scientists, engineers and researchers from public and private sector at the 6th CSIR Conference that took place on 5 and 6 October 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. Minister Rob Davies emphasised that in order for South Africa to be globally competitive, it needs to find new ways of boosting the economy through industrial development.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The 2nd edition of the Climate Risk and Vulnerability handbook was launched on 5 October at the CSIR 6th Biennial Conference in Pretoria. Highlighting the costs of weather-related disasters between 1980 and 2015 in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), this latest rendition of the critically acclaimed handbook points out that the costs of damages amounted to 10 billion USD, affecting millions of people.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dr Sibusisiwe Khuluse-Makhanya has become the first black female researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to obtain a PhD in spatial statistics.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) continues to take science to the masses by supporting the Department of Science and Technology (DST) initiative of celebrating the wonders of science through the National Science Week (NSW).

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Friday, August 4, 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has recorded record-height waves during the storm that battered the Western Cape on Wednesday, 7 June 2017.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) recent intervention and collaboration with a local company, Paltechnologies (Pty) Ltd (Paltech), has resulted in the successful development of a standard 80 mm diameter butterfly valve installed on electrical power transformers.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa (CHPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the PRACE booth at International Supercomputing Conference 2017.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Team South Africa has taken second prize in the prestigious International Student Cluster Competition, which was held at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.