President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of new members of the National Orders Advisory Council.
National Orders are the highest awards that South Africa, through the President, bestows on citizens and eminent foreign nationals. The Advisory Council on National Orders processes nominations of deserving South Africans and foreign nationals and advises the President to assist him in the execution of this important responsibility. Read more...
The CSIR will be launching the African Biomanufacturing Workforce Training Programme, designed to support training and development in the biomanufacturing sector with the intent to develop a skilled and competent workforce on the continent. It is expected to run over three years, commencing in June 2023. The programme will provide a technology development and hands-on training destination to support and grow biomanufacturing activities on the African continent.
For more information, visit https://www.csir.co.za/documents/african-bio-manufacturing-programmepdf
Click here to access apllication form.
Closing date for applications is 30 April 2023
South Africa has committed to ensuring access to water and sanitation for all, as outlined in Sustainable Development Goal 6. Additionally, Chapter 2 of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 recognises the right of access to sufficient water of adequate quality as being essential to a good quality of life. To give effect to this right, the Water Services Act, 1997 (Act 108 of 1997) mandates municipalities to provide water to communities within their respective jurisdictions.
As part of raising awareness about the scourge on cyber-related crimes, you are invited to a hybrid information session titled: “Cybercrime and South Africa: An Introspective Look” on Tuesday, 4 April 2023 virtually and at the CSIR, Pretoria campus.
The era of digitalisation has made the lives of South African citizens and businesses easier, however, it has equally led to a significant increase in cybercrimes which has put national government institutions, large corporations, small and medium sized businesses, and ordinary South Africans at risk of financial and data loss, identity theft and cyber extortion.
Proposals for grant funding are hereby invited for the following two separate and independent elements within the RISP:
A. Regional Innovation Networking Platforms aimed at establishing networking platforms to bring together research, development and innovation communities, technology SMMEs, industry and government.
B. Feasibility study or business plan support for innovation enabling mechanisms such as: a. Science and Technology Parks, Techno Parks, Innovation Hubs, Tech Hubs or other similar concepts. b. Other innovation enabling mechanisms and initiatives.
Below are documents to download:
South Africa commemorate Human Rights Month under the theme: “Consolidating and Sustaining Human Rights Culture into the Future”. Government uses the month of March to promote respect for fundamental human rights for all and restore human dignity in line with the Bill of Rights. Read more...
The theme for 2023 is “Accelerating Change”, and seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvements in water resources management as well as access to water supply and sanitation services, are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities.
The CSIR Principal and Chief Researchers’ Ceremony marks a critical milestone for both the CSIR and the country. Fifteen researchers have been promoted to principal researcher level, while three have been promoted to chief researcher level. These promotions showcase the strengthening of the national RD&I capability and capacity in various fields, such as health, manufacturing, biotechnology, nanotechnology and mechanical engineering.
This year, from 13 to 15 February 2023, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study hosted 38 scholars, project leaders, associated researchers and institutional partners who supported and facilitated the robust exchange of ideas and knowledge on laser science and technology.
The conference is limited to ALC-associated researchers and students and aims to encourage interaction between grant holders and students.