Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Media invite

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is working on various technologies and cutting-edge research to improve safety in the mines.

On Tuesday, 24 July 2018, mining experts from the CSIR will brief the media on the CSIR’s role in supporting the South African mining industry and some of the latest technologies that the organisation has developed to aid the country’s mining sector.

The media briefing will take place at the Mandela Mining Precinct in Johannesburg at 10:00.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Media advisory: 19 - 20 July 2018

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be hosting a two-day workshop on Blockchain and other crypto-currencies, on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), at the CSIR ICC on 19 and 20 July 2018.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards, is hosted under the auspices of the DTI co-funded, national Composites Cluster with a wide scope including the key drivers of the 4th industrial revolution. Awards nominations close on July 27.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The challenges and opportunities in the plastics industry in South Africa will top the agenda at the annual Innovation Forum taking place in Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 11 July 2018.

The event is organised by Plastics SA, in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to encourage innovation in the plastics industry. The objective of this forum is to enable collaboration between firms in the plastics sector and research institutions such as the CSIR.

Friday, July 6, 2018

CSIR and Transnet engineers are developing the first 13 units of a system that monitors the condition of Transnet’s locomotives, following the earlier successful deployment of two prototypes. The system will enable Transnet to implement predictive maintenance and detect rail infrastructure defects.

Transnet Freight Rail requires the ability to track and trace its fleet of locomotives and determine its condition. Currently, the staff offload data from some of the systems on board the locomotives manually.

Monday, July 2, 2018

The founder and chief executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Prof Klaus Schwab, has stressed the importance for government, civil society and business to work together to ensure the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are distributed equally in society.

Speaking in Pretoria today, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 6th Emerging Researchers Symposium, Prof Schwab said the world must embrace the 4IR, “as it would be the aspect of our lives for many years to come”.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Media advisory

Founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Professor Klaus Schwab, will deliver the keynote address at the 6th CSIR Emerging Researchers Symposium in Pretoria, on Thursday, 28 June 2018.

Prof Schwab is regarded as the father of Industry 4.0 and his talk at the symposium is titled “mastering the fourth industrial revolution”.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Featuring on radio, in newspapers and even making it to the top three of a competitive television show, the inventor of a diabetes breath analyser certainly has had a bumper year. The CSIR’s Dr Bonex Mwakikunga developed the Breath-Tech diabetes breath analyser after seeing the pain that his young, diabetic daughter had to endure every time she had to have her finger pricked to test her blood sugar levels.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How would you define water security? Is it the constant flow of water from the taps in your home or do you feel secure knowing that rain has been forecast and the dam supplying your region is full? CSIR water experts conducted a qualitative interview-based analysis to determine a definition of water security. They found that water security is a state of mind based on an individual’s context. They recommended that policymakers should heed this context in responding to issues of water insecurity.