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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Acid mine drainage (AMD) is one of the biggest threats to water resources, human health and the environment in South Africa.
CSIR researchers combined two sets of land-cover data to create the first high-resolution, locally calibrated national map of woody cover for South Africa.
Water Source Areas (WSAs) have historically been defined using the criterion of the production of relatively large volumes of runoff which sustain lowland areas downstream.
South Africa is among the driest countries in the world, with an average annual rainfall of approximately 490 mm, of which only approximately 10% end up in the country’s rivers.
The 7th of June 2017 will be remembered as the worst wildfire disaster in South Africa’s history, causing financial losses of at least R3 billion.
The potential to produce electricity from wind turbines in South Africa is significantly greater and more widely spread than initially thought.