CSIR launches roadmap to address challenges that hinder smart settlements in South Africa

A roadmap to upscale transformative innovation in South African homes and communities has been launched.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) partnered with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation (DHSWS) to come up with a Science Transformative and Innovation for Sustainable Settlements Roadmap. The roadmap was created to clarify obstacles that stand in the way of the development of smart settlements. 

CSIR and Deloitte SA sign MoU to share technical expertise in support of C4IR SA

Today, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), represented by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Thulani Dlamini, and Deloitte, represented by its Africa CEO, Lwazi Bam, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate within the context of C4IR SA.

In the MoU, the two parties agree to draw on their complementary skills, technical expertise and capabilities to support the World Economic Forum Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution South Africa (C4IR SA) in its work of accelerating the application of emerging technologies for the benefit of the South African society.

CSIR and COEGA set to establish biofibre hub to support upscaling of biofibre products in Eastern Cape

Joint: Media statement

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) in the Eastern Cape, will work together in the development of an industrial research facility dedicated to the production of commercially viable biofibre products and applications.

On Friday, 4 June 2021, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Thulani Dlamini, and CDC CEO, Mr Khwezi Tiya, signed signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that paves the way for a public-private partnership that will allow the local industry to make headway in the undersupplied global market of biofibres.

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CSIR salutes researchers and calls for investment in R&D to accelerate Africa’s development goals

Reflecting on Africa Day, the CSIR urged fellow research organisations, governments and industries to work together in ensuring that science and technology is used to address the unique challenges faced by Africa and its people. The CSIR believes that connecting knowledge and research ecosystems is critical on the continent.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world that for a country or continent to survive other pandemics that may occur in the future, collaboration and innovation must be at the forefront. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, many research organisations including the CSIR have dedicated their resources to curb the spread of the virus and to find scientific solutions.

HENSOLDT South Africa and CSIR sign agreements for new radar development

HENSOLDT South Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have signed co-development and license agreements for the development of new-generation radar technology.

A new generation of tactical 3D surveillance radar systems are being developed for naval and land deployment, which will modernise one of HENSOLDT’s key radar product lines and further enhance its extensive radar portfolio. To this end, HENSOLDT South Africa has entered into a research and development agreement with the CSIR, which has built up significant radar expertise and heritage over the past 75 years.

South Africa unveils world-class Photonics Prototyping Facility in support of local industry

South Africa’s photonics industry is set to benefit from the state-of-the-art Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) that was unveiled at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Friday, 5 March 2021.
The facility will enhance the development of photonics-based products, specifically the prototype-development phase, to test the market for acceptance of the planned product in the country. It offers class 1 000 clean rooms, technical and optical equipment, ranging from electronic, mechanical and diagnostic equipment, for a variety of wavelengths.

CSIR recognised as a top employer in South Africa

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation celebrates being crowned South Africa’s top employer. The 2021 Top Employers have been announced and the CSIR was recognised as a Top Employer in the country.

Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better work environment and exhibits this through excellent human resources (HR) policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity and Inclusion and more.