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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South Africa exhibits one of the most carbon-intensive electricity supply systems in the world and is currently in a transition towards one which is less carbon-intensive.
CSIR researchers are exploring the synthesis, modification and composting of porous carbonaceous materials for hydrogen storage applications.
Invasion by alien plants poses a significant threat to South Africa’s biodiversity and human well-being. Ecosystem services are under pressure largely due to this threat.
The CSIR is overseeing the design and construction of South Africa’s first purpose-designed science centre in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape.
The Spatial and Temporal Evidence for Planning in South Africa (stepSA) initiative has its origin in research and development collaboration between the CSIR, the Department of Science and Technolog
The CSIR is working closely with the City of Johannesburg in establishing low-carbon development zones with waste to energy and renewable-energy powered mass transport systems.
The CSIR is assisting national and local government, cities and other stakeholders with urban planning strategies by making use of spatial and urban growth modelling and simulation software.
CSIR researchers have been continuously monitoring and studying the effect of wastewater discharge on the marine environment in Durban.
The exceptional biodiversity and high endemism in South Africa is matched by the country’s high cultural diversity and its need for sustainable development.