The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Summary for Policymakers of its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, on 8 October 2018. CSIR chief scientist Prof Francois Engelbrecht attended the launch event in Korea, where he delivered an address on the impacts of global warming on tropical cylone intensities.
South Africa’s statistics and data systems will take centre stage at an event scheduled to showcase the country’s statistical capacity in Pretoria on Friday, 19 October.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will host an open day to engage with stakeholders on the role and relevance of statistics, as well as the potential impact on South Africans.
A host of entrepreneurs and stakeholders joined the CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) team for an SMME sharing session on Friday, 21 September. The BIDC hosts quarterly accelerator sessions that provide a networking platform in biomanufacturing, as well as allow sharing of best practice and individual entrepreneurial journeys and success stories.
The CSIR-developed algae wastewater treatment technology has proven successful at two sites in South Africa and is ready to be exported.
The CSIR Annual Report and ScienceScope each took the second runner-up spot in their respective categories at the SA Publications Awards, which were held on 14 September, in Centurion.
A journal paper titled Brightness Enhancement in a Solid State Laser by mode of Transformation by the CSIR’s Dr Darryl Naidoo, has been published in the Optical Society’s high impact journal Optica. His published work formed part of his PhD studies in which the research idea was developed by Prof. Andrew Forbes of the University of the Witwatersrand and theoretically developed by his CSIR colleague, Dr Igor Litvin.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Ms MT Kubayi-Ngubane, has released this draft of the 2018 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation for public consultation.
Download: Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation [PDF]
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The Department of Science and Technology and the CSIR invite applications for a bursary under the DST-CSIR Inter-Bursary support programme (IBS) grant scheme.
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