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Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

The CSIR’s Port Elizabeth-based textile library collection is available to be given as a donation to an industry related organisation in the region.

The textile collection is unique on the African continent. It comprises 2 800 books, 22 theses/dissertations and 100+ journal titles covering textile fibres, as well as chemistry and engineering subject areas.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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The CSIR has partnered with the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport to conduct a large-scale survey on the use of public transport in the Gauteng province.

More than 36 000 households have been selected to participate in this survey, which aims to assist government to plan for future investments in transport infrastructure in the province.

Date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019

African Laser Centre grant holder and CSIR Biophotonics senior researcher, Dr Sello Manoto and Dr Ahmed El-Hussein from Cairo University, Egypt – have joined their laser expertise to work on a scientific research project that focuses on a “Point-of-care photonic crystal biosensor for HIV detection and viral load quantification”.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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As temperatures continue to rise and climate conditions generally become drier, necessary measures have to be taken to mitigate the risks and impacts of climate change across South African municipalities.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Since its inception, the Rental Pool Programme has been supporting laser-based research at South African universities through the Rental Pool Fund, which has been supporting laser-based research programmes in the National System of Innovation (NSI) for 18 years.

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

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An innovative pharmacy automation robot for medicine dispensing will be showcased at the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) ManuVation 4.0 Workshop, taking place at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria, on 25 and 26 February 2019.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has partnered with Right ePharmacy, a company that dispenses, distributes and collects medication, to develop business opportunities and innovations so that medicines can be dispensed digitally, in a more cost-effective, convenient and accurate way.

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

A team of CSIR researchers recently published a book titled Green Economy Implementation in the Agriculture Sector: Moving from Theory to Practice. The book addresses a distinct gap, as there are currently no guidelines available for planning and implementing green economy projects in the agricultural sector. Read more...

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tabling a difficult budget that required him to weigh priorities against a need for fiscal consolidation, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni kicked off his speech by saying that by doing things right, the country can return to “plum” times.

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Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Innovative technologies developed by the CSIR to improve safety and security in the country will be displayed at the technology demonstration day event taking place in Pretoria on 7 February 2019.

The purpose of the event is to showcase the latest defence and security related technologies that have reached advanced stages of technological maturity where further industrialisation can take place.