Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018

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.

The IBS postgraduate bursary is intended for full-time studies for Honours, Masters or PHD degrees at any South African public university. Students who intend to register for their fourth year in Engineering or BTech degrees will also be considered. Read more...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The CSIR aims to attract the next generation of scientists at the 18th annual Sasol TechnoX, currently underway in Sasolburg, Free State province.

The Sasol TechnoX, which started yesterday, 13 August 2018, is a week-long exhibition that focuses on displays, workshops, tours, talks and hands-on activities aimed at enthusing learners, students and the general public about opportunities to be explored in the field of science and technology. The exhibition seeks to expose, at a practical level, the many facets of technology and encourage learners to explore the wide range of exciting disciplines and career choices that mathematics, science and technology offer.

Friday, August 10, 2018

South Africa is set to launch its first Research Chairs to assist in addressing the challenges and opportunities around solid waste management.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will launch the South African Research Chairs on Waste and Climate, and on Waste and Society, in Pretoria on Tuesday, 14 August 2018.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

International research shows that high crop loads are associated with high water demands. However, CSIR senior researcher Dr Sebinasi Dzikiti explains that no information currently exists on the water requirements of high-yielding apple orchards in South Africa and elsewhere. Thus, to support apple growers in a country saddled with water challenges, the CSIR has partnered with the Water Research Commission (WRC), the Agricultural Research Council, the South African Apple and Pear Producers Association represented by Hortgro Science, and the Universities of Stellenbosch and Pretoria to determine the water requirements of fruit trees with a particular focus on apple trees, from planting to full bearing age.

Thursday, July 26, 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”.