ReLiSA national workshop
From 15 to 16 May 2023, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) co-hosted a two-day national workshop with the Restoring Landscapes in South Africa (ReLiSA) for a consortium project at the CSIR International Convention Centre. ReLiSAs consortium project is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Over 80 delegates physically attended the workshop and thirty joined virtually.
Climate change and its environmental consequences are among the most important concerns confronting society today. As the effects of global warming worsen over time, it is critical to encourage young people to take action against climate change.
Buthelezi serves as a Chief Operations Officer in the Mineral Processing Division at Fraser Alexander and is well-known for his strong ethics in putting safety first
Masekela is the Chief Executive Officer for the Mining Supply Forum Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and a technology entrepreneur who has worked in diverse industries, including mining, engineering, defense, rail and information technology.
Fenn is a professionally registered mechanical engineer and the Head of Innovation at Sibanye-Stillwater.
Joint media statement
Africa’s plans to build capacity to respond to future pandemics received a major boost as South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) received an investment worth $4 458 033.00 (around R80 million) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to drive skills and health innovation.
The investment, which seeks to strengthen Africa’s biomanufacturing capability through a workforce training and skills development programme, is a significant milestone that will reduce the continent’s dependence on imported critical health products.
The CSIR recently promoted its technological capabilities at an exhibit at the Department of Science and Innovation Budget Vote Panel Discussion at Iziko South African Museum. The organisation was represented at the Budget Vote by Group Executive for Business Excellence and Integration, Dr Kaven Naidoo.
With the expertise and involvement of a team of port and coastal engineers from the CSIR, the website of the CLDSA now offers daily water temperature readings of the Atlantic water temperature enveloping Robben Island. This is set to benefit the iconic isle that continues to attract swimmers and athletes from across the world, notably, marathon swimmers who enjoy extreme endurance and adventure in the chilly waters off Cape Town.
Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation on May 25, 1963, in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in a global environment. Read more about the history of Africa Day