The passing of Professor Bob Scholes shocked not only South Africa, but also the world and, as such, tributes continue to pour in from across the globe. Colleagues and friends who have crossed various and dynamic paths with the late Scholes at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) saluted him and described him as a gentle, caring, sensitive, intuitive, perceptive and passionate giant. Scholes was an alumni of the CSIR and we were looking forward to working with him on the CSIR alumni program.
Cybersecurity experts from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have urged the adult community to play an active role in protecting young people from cyberbullying, as part of minimising the scourge in society.
The researchers were briefing the media today on the negative effects of cyberbullying, and providing some solutions to the problem, which takes place through online communication platforms.
The CSIR invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) from small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), established private companies and higher education institutions to make use of the CSIR Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility (NIDF) capabilities in materials/technology development and scale up that will lead to a competitive chemical and polymer industry in South Africa. Closing date for submissions is 17 May 2021
The Spectrum Switch is a cloud-hosted software platform that is capable of dynamic identification and availing for sharing by network devices, the unused broadcast television spectrum in any given geo-location of interest, commonly referred to as Television White Space (TVWS).
The Spectrum Switch functions in compliance to the 2018 regulations on the use of television whitespaces, as gazetted by the Independent Regulatory Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Read more...
In the unprecedented year that was 2020, system demand reduced by 11.8 Tera-Watthours (TWh) compared to -5.1% in 2019 relative to pre-lockdown forecasts. Coal still dominates the South African energy mix whilst the contribution from variable renewable energy technologies (solar PV, wind and CSP) surpassed the contribution from nuclear energy for the first time.