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Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Media invite

Ongoing challenges in the delivery of basic services have prompted government to commission an intensive analysis of the performance of provincial government departments. The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) has been tasked with carrying out this analysis, as communities increasingly express frustration and impatience at the slow pace of service delivery.

Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2019 to Saturday, February 9, 2019

Media advisory

The look and feel of South Africa's future housing and neighbourhoods will form the heart of the Off-the-Wall Human Settlements Showcase, which will be held in Pretoria on 8 and 9 February 2019.

The event, a first for the country, is part of a process to develop and adopt the Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Human Settlement (STI 4 SHS) Roadmap that is due for completion in September this year.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Media statement

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) would like to inform all its stakeholders of a power outage at its Scientia Campus in Pretoria. This is a result of damage caused by a lightning strike to the campus’s main transformers last night.

Due to the outage, some of the organisation’s operations have been affected, however a business continuity plan has been instituted to ensure the smooth running of critical services and infrastructure during this period.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Could South Africa be missing out on the lucrative photonics industry due to a lack of public-private partnerships? With the fourth industrial revolution fast approaching, government and industry are increasingly being challenged to think about technology differently, and how it can be used to foster socio-economic development and establish formidable sectors of the economy that will compete globally.

Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

The CSIR and the IEEE ComSoc hosted a workshop, including an expert panel, on how software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) will impact the development of 5G. The aim of the session was to bring together expert engineers and researchers from the South African industry and academia who work in the telecommunications field.

Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane hereby announces and welcomes the new Board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The CSIR, a world-class African research and development organisation, is an entity of the Department of Science and Technology.  It is responsible for multidisciplinary research and technological innovation to improve South Africans' quality of life.

The appointment of the Board was confirmed by Cabinet on Wednesday, 6 December 2018.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

South African juice company, Sir Fruit, is dedicated to the principle of ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’. To show how serious it is to its commitment to the planet, Sir Fruit has implemented a number of initiatives to ensure the production of energy efficient, sustainable and low carbon products. Assisting them in this journey is the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA).

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

South Africa has been urged to invest heavily in the development of a skilled high-performance computing generation, to avoid missing out on the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Addressing delegates at the annual conference of the Centre for High Performance Computing in Cape Town today, the Director-General of Science and Technology, Dr Phil Mjwara, said that the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution was the emergence of cyber-physical systems, based upon our ability to collect massive amounts of data, manipulate and analyse them efficiently, and transfer them fast and securely.

Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

Media advisory: 03 December 2018

Students from universities across the country are set to battle it out in building the fastest computer in a bid to secure a spot to compete overseas with other computer students.

Twenty teams from South African universities will be seeking national honours in the 7th Student Cluster Competition.  Teams will build small high-performance computing clusters on the exhibition floor from hardware provided, and run a series of benchmarks on their systems.