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Date: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Cybersecurity experts from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have urged the adult community to play an active role in protecting young people from cyberbullying, as part of minimising the scourge in society.

The researchers were briefing the media today on the negative effects of cyberbullying, and providing some solutions to the problem, which takes place through online communication platforms.

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Date: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 to Monday, May 17, 2021

The CSIR invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) from small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), established private companies and higher education institutions to make use of the CSIR Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility (NIDF) capabilities in materials/technology development and scale up that will lead to a competitive chemical and polymer industry in South Africa. Closing date for submissions is 17 May 2021

Date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 to Friday, April 9, 2021

Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 to Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Spectrum Switch is a cloud-hosted software platform that is capable of dynamic identification and availing for sharing by network devices, the unused broadcast television spectrum in any given geo-location of interest, commonly referred to as Television White Space (TVWS).

The Spectrum Switch functions in compliance to the 2018 regulations on the use of television whitespaces, as gazetted by the Independent Regulatory Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Read more...

Date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

In the unprecedented year that was 2020, system demand reduced by 11.8 Tera-Watthours (TWh) compared to -5.1% in 2019 relative to pre-lockdown forecasts. Coal still dominates the South African energy mix whilst the contribution from variable renewable energy technologies (solar PV, wind and CSP) surpassed the contribution from nuclear energy for the first time.