How would you define water security? Is it the constant flow of water from the taps in your home or do you feel secure knowing that rain has been forecast and the dam supplying your region is full? CSIR water experts conducted a qualitative interview-based analysis to determine a definition of water security. They found that water security is a state of mind based on an individual’s context. They recommended that policymakers should heed this context in responding to issues of water insecurity.
The CSIR has developed and patented a novel encapsulation technology to enhance the stability and bioavailability of probiotics. This technology has been licensed to a supplier of health-promoting products that contain probiotics, vitamins and other supplements to the nutraceutical market.
The CSIR’s bioplastic technology has been recognised by the Eco-Logic awards 2018 for making a positive contribution towards creating a sustainable world. The awards ceremony, held on World Environment Day, 5 June 2018, placed the CSIR’s bioplastic technology in the spotlight.
Having recognised the enabling role of product lifecycle management (PLM) technology for equipping industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR/4IR), the Department of Trade and Industry supported the establishment of a new PLM technology centre at the CSIR, by making Siemens PLM software licenses available to the CSIR. This software will be used to support small, medium and micro enterprises.
While most South Africans especially the youth are actively using social media and the internet for most of their daily operations, they remain vulnerable to cyber threats and attacks.
Cybersecurity experts from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will brief the media on some of the latest scientific research on cybercrimes conducted by the organisation.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will join South Africa's leading researcher on Devonian marginal marine ecosystems and early vertebrates (ancient fish and early tetrapods), Dr Robert Gess, for the announcement of a groundbreaking fossil discovery.
The announcement will take place at Wits University's Origins Centre in Johannesburg on Friday, 8 June.
Current poor waste management practices are causing negative impact on the economy, society and environment in Africa.
The United Nations Environment Programme and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), will launch Africa’s first consolidated waste management outlook, which seeks to address the impact of mismanaged waste on the continent.