The CSIR's 76 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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The CSIR has developed a new camera-based imaging and alerting system that provides wide-area surveillance and intrusion detection.
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.
Research has shown that unique African genetic variants in hepatic metabolism genes alter the efficiency of drug metabolism and, thus, drug response.
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.
CSIR energy experts developed an online training course and guidelines to assist municipalities with cost-efficient procurement of photovoltaic (PV) assets.
The CSIR has developed a platform that allows entrepreneurs to operate their own television stations over the mobile Internet. The platform is made up of two main components.