The CSIR's 70 year-plus track record is one of many technological innovations and successful interventions. All of these breakthroughs and highlights first started as a project or part of a project in one of our laboratories or research groups. Read more about ongoing or recently completed CSIR projects.
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Geological structures that disrupt the continuity and flat-lying tabular geometry of gold and platinum orebodies cause significant production losses and compromise safety due to poor ground conditi
Defects and obstacles on and around train tracks cause delays and deadly accidents and cost the railway industry millions every year.
This project reviews how the maintenance of statutory equipment is scheduled, inspected and reported in South African mines with the aim to develop a conceptual centralised database system for the
The project aims to develop and enhance the CSIR’s existing geophysics capabilities to allow for an increased capability and offering in applied mining geophysics and the emerging field of hydrogeo
The project seeks to find a suitable technique, or a combination of techniques, to measure the different compounds found in diesel engine emissions.
The objective of this project is to investigate improved characterisation and dynamic monitoring of the acid mine drainage (AMD) footprint in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Area by using hi
This collaborative project between South Africa and China is aimed at enhancing knowledge, skills and technology for the sustainability of the mining industry.
The Mine Health and Safety Council has tasked the CSIR to investigate the ratio of South African National Accreditation System-accredited laboratories in relation to the number of mines serviced.