Ports authorities around the world can now benefit from a new vessel motion forecast tool
A new CSIR-developed tool can predict the motion of moored ships in a port, for both current wave conditions and forecasted wave events, contributing to operational efficiency and port safety. First tested in the Port of Ngqura in South Africa, the tool can be set up to be port specific and can be integrated into most existing infrastructure.
The CSIR’s Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials (CeNAM) has developed a graphene synthesis technology platform that is cost-effective and accessible to local businesses. This platform stands out in terms of affordability when compared to the typical international market prices.
Graphene, recognised as an advanced material, holds significant relevance across various industries, such as composites, electronics, biomedical and healthcare, batteries, as well as in advanced materials, due to its substantial impact and versatile applications.
International Conference on Life Cycle Management in France
Senior researcher, Dr Valentina Russo, and researcher, Taahira Goga, from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), participated in one of the fastest-growing forums for the exchange of knowledge on environmental, economic and social sustainability. This event took place in France in early September of this year.
Workshop on advancing 5G in South Africa
Over the past few years, Fifth Generation (5G) networks have been deployed in various parts of the world, including South Africa. While there are promised benefits to 5G technology, it is also associated with potential risks. Therefore, harnessing the full potential of 5G technology requires a clear and pragmatic strategy.
On Friday, 29 September 2023, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and Leap School of Science and Maths from Ga-Rankuwa.
The CSIR NextGen Enterprises and Institutions cluster’s Spectrum Access and Management Innovation team, represented by Mla Vilakazi, Nosipho Mthethwa, Rozeena Ebrahim and Mompati Keetile, exhibited the technologies they work with and provided insights into their daily responsibilities to the students.
Data driven modelling and simulation workshop
On Wednesday, 23 August 2023, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) collaborated with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) to host a workshop on data-driven modelling and simulation. This event brought together more than 140 researchers, academics and industry practitioners at the CSIR International Convention Centre.
The workshop was engaging and enlightening, featuring a panel of eight experts who shared invaluable insights on data-driven solutions.
IAH Worldwide Groundwater Congress
The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) hosted its 50th Worldwide Groundwater Congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 18 to 22 September 2023.
From the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Water Research Centre, the delegation included Dr Harrison Piennaar, Research Group Leader; Dr Zanele Ntshidi, senior researcher and Tebogo Madlala, a researcher.
Transport Evolution Africa Forum
The transport sector impacts our lives in several ways. To highlight its latest innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing the entire transport value chain, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) played an active role at the Transport Evolution Africa Forum and Expo.
OnTrack Technologies, a prominent company in the aerospace industry, utilises and develops young talent through its Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI)-funded projects. The two AISI-supported projects are: the development of the Jonker Sailplanes JS5 open-class glider and the creation of a near-vibrationless engine.