South African juice company, Sir Fruit, is dedicated to the principle of ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’. To show how serious it is to its commitment to the planet, Sir Fruit has implemented a number of initiatives to ensure the production of energy efficient, sustainable and low carbon products. Assisting them in this journey is the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA).
South Africa has been urged to invest heavily in the development of a skilled high-performance computing generation, to avoid missing out on the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Addressing delegates at the annual conference of the Centre for High Performance Computing in Cape Town today, the Director-General of Science and Technology, Dr Phil Mjwara, said that the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution was the emergence of cyber-physical systems, based upon our ability to collect massive amounts of data, manipulate and analyse them efficiently, and transfer them fast and securely.
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Students from universities across the country are set to battle it out in building the fastest computer in a bid to secure a spot to compete overseas with other computer students.
Twenty teams from South African universities will be seeking national honours in the 7th Student Cluster Competition. Teams will build small high-performance computing clusters on the exhibition floor from hardware provided, and run a series of benchmarks on their systems.
The Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU) is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), hosted and managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The TLIU has been mandated by the DST to implement various interventions in support of the DST’s Technology Localisation Plan (TLP) and other special interventions. One of these interventions is the Regional (sub-national) Innovation Support Programme (RISP). Read more...
The development of National e-Research Support Program (NeRSP) aims at encouraging fundamental and applied research, which develops technologies, and techniques that advance the South African Cyberinfrastructure (CI) and its efficient utilisation. Hence the focus of this research will be in areas that provide tangible inputs into the National Integrated CI System (NICIS). The primary aim of this program is research capacity development through a competitive research grant award system. Read more...
Keneilwe Mogonedi’s career has been on the upward trajectory since joining the CSIR in 2003. “I joined the organisation as an intern, after completing a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry from the Tshwane University of Technology,” she says. This was her second internship stint. The first one was at Anglo American Platinum, in Rustenburg. She had always wanted to work for the CSIR because of its reputation and prestige. “For me, a second shot at an internship was the only gateway to a career at the CSIR.”
The National Research Foundation in partnership with Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) invites applications from researchers at South African Universities, Science Councils, other NRF Recognised Research Institutions and DAFF Provincial Research Centres. Read more...
CSIR statistician Paul Mokilane won the Best Track Paper Award at the 2018 First African International Conference for Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, held in Pretoria, recently. Paul's paper titled: Long-term electricity demand forecasting using a generalised additive mixed quantile averaging (GAMMQV) model forms part of his PhD research and was presented in the Energy Track of the conference.
Statistics has entered almost every aspect of human endeavour from sport to weather, health, population growth rate, agriculture, housing, schooling, unemployment and the stock market.
At the centre of statistics lies data. This entails designing ways to collect, summarise, visualise, present and draw inferences from data. This data is then used for better planning, more efficient delivery of services and increased productivity.