Climate change poses a serious threat to human development and prosperity, with potentially wide-ranging implications for water, food and energy security, just to name a few. Some of the climate change-related threats are prevalent in many parts of the world, including South Africa, where cases of severe wave storms and erosion have been reported over the years, with the current drought being the most significant threat to the country as a result of climate change.
The introduction of innovative farming in small-holder irrigation farms in Limpopo, by a team of researchers from the CSIR and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD), scooped two prizes in the recently held Service Excellence Awards of the annual LDARD Awards.
The City of Tshwane (CoT) in collaboration with the CSIR launched the Tshwane Water Resource Management Network (WRMN) under the theme: Resilience and innovative thinking in water resource management in late 2015.
A group currently in the process of completing the Security and Defence Studies Programme offered by South African National Defence College recently visited the CSIR. The group toured various CSIR facilities and was introduced to capabilities and research areas on defence and security.
The CSIR is formulating new specifications for bitumen. Bitumen is a tar-like substance that is mixed with aggregate particles to pave roads.
Eskom and the CSIR have signed an agreement to synergise the research capabilities of the two state-owned organisations in support of Eskom’s strategic and operational needs. The agreement covers the next five years and is aimed at aligning and enhancing interaction between the organisations in support of national goals.