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
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...
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.
The CSIR, South Africa's central and premier scientific research and development organisation, was created by the government with a very clear mandate — to foster scientific and industrial progress via research, development and innovation. As CEO of the CSIR, Dr. Thulani Dlamini is at the helm of an organisation expected to perform directed research and technological innovation that creates a clear and tangible impact. Read more...
Issued by: CIO Africa
South Africa’s Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) which is aimed at bolstering the country’s photonics industry, will be launched at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Pretoria campus on Friday, 5 March 2021.