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Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

During the 2018 Budget Speech, it was announced that the standard rate of value-added tax (VAT) will change from 14% to 15% with effect from 1 April 2018.

As such, the CSIR as a VAT vendor will change the standard VAT rate for goods and services provided to our stakeholders and clients from 14% to 15% with effect from 1 April 2018 in order to comply with the legislation and regulatory requirements.

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Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

The CSIR has issued instant access licenses for Smart-Sense, a low-cost and energy efficient long-range communications sensor node used for real-time water monitoring.

Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

South Africa’s first multimillion rand biorefinery facility will be launched by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, in Durban on Tuesday, 20 March.

Funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Biorefinery Industry Development Facility (BIDF) will address the issue of biomass wastage in the country through technology.

Media statement

Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The move to Industry 4.0 is underpinned by the digitalisation of all areas of product generation and lifecycle management in almost all industrial sectors. To remain competitive, companies in most industrial sectors will need to digitalise their processes. This will lead to huge efficiency gains, particularly in the manufacturing environment.

Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

CSIR researchers were given the opportunity to test their newly developed point-of-care diagnostics system in an unfortunate outbreak of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease in Rwanda. Officials from Rwanda University’s veterinary department and the Ministry of Agriculture approached the CSIR to assist towards the end of 2017. The CSIR’s scientific findings are being used to compile a dossier that will be sent to the International Office of Epizootics, to highlight current and future measures of controlling the disease.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) welcomes the appointment of Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane as the new Minister of Science and Technology. The appointment comes after the announcement of a new Cabinet by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 26th February 2018.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

“Commercialisation of Research Technologies” is the central theme for this year’s NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) with a dialogue on new ways of innovating for the future in the biosciences, cultural changes in the research environment toward entrepreneurship, the role of data and technology in health and nutrition, infrastructure for innovation and future trends and funding models. 

Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The High Performance Computing (HPC) Ecosystems Project is responsible for the distribution and deployment of decommissioned HPC hardware as mid-tier systems to research institutions within Africa.

The current focus of the project is to support HPC development in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) partner countries across Africa through enabling computational research initiatives and developing human capital in HPC.

Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018

Media invite

Low-cost technologies to improve the quality of water and service delivery in the municipalities will be displayed at the 12th National Municipal Managers Forum taking place in Mpumalanga on 20-21 February.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a range of technologies to enhance the performance of the municipalities and also to improve the quality of life in rural and peri-urban areas.