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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Mill sludge, a by-product of the pulp and paper industry, is traditionally landfilled, incinerated or land spread.
Researchers in South Africa and their counterparts in Argentina are studying the links between human-induced pollution, the interaction of river streams and landscapes, and specific groups of organ
Metal injection moulding is a cost-effective technology for the high-volume production of intricately shaped components, such as alloy steels.
The CSIR and Much Asphalt Pty Ltd used locally available micro-fillers and recycled tyres to pave a 200-m long section of road as part of a controlled trial in Roodepoort, Gauteng.
The CSIR is developing adaptation guidelines for various types of human settlements in South Africa that are at risk because of climate change.