The Department of Science and Technology will invest hundreds of millions of rands on programmes to boost the number of knowledge workers in South Africa, stimulate economic growth, proved energy security and promote the country as a research and development destination. The Department's Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, delivers her first Budget Vote debate in the portfolio today.
The world’s first comprehensive, evidence-based regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa compiled by over 100 leading experts, including CSIR biodiversity experts, across 45 countries was approved by the governments of 129 member nations. The Africa regional assessment was approved during the sixth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Colombia, in March 2018.
The DST-NRF Conference Fund is intended to support the hosting of international conferences focused on excellent scientific research that has potential for socio-economic impact. The funding platform makes provision for strategic, large events of an international nature, hosted in South Africa, or on behalf of South Africa abroad. The fund will typically support ‘global conferences’ of more than 500 participants. Read more...
The Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) brings together representatives from Industry and Academia from across the globe, with a strong focus on emerging economies. Members of the WWRF discuss how new insights will affect network implementation, services, applications and value chain in future markets. The WWRF organises two meetings and a 5G Huddle every year to discuss critical business and technology issues impacting the connected society. The 40th Meeting of the WWRF will be in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has noted, with great concern, the use of its name in a scam aimed at swindling young people by promising them unfounded job placements at the organisation.
It has been brought to the attention of the organisation that there are two individuals calling themselves Stephen and Sherinne who claim that they are working for the CSIR recruitment office and are looking for young people to hire.
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.
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.
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.