Defence and security
There is an intricate link between safety and security and the country’s continued socio-economic development. The CSIR contributes to keeping South Africa safe and secure by supporting the building of a capable state and developing technologies to ensure safer communities.
The CSIR focuses on protection against cyber-security threats, the development of systems for the effective sharing of information across different components of the security forces and helping to ensure that government is a smart buyer and user of technology in this space. The organisation provides science, engineering and technology support for the continuous improvement of the country’s armed forces.
Read more about the work done by the CSIR Defence, Pease, Safety and Security unit.
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