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 portfolio of border safeguarding cameras and made significant progress on the manufacturing of two cameras.
The CSIR has developed a 10-step process to assess and reduce the risks of wildland fires and map the likelihood of fire.
The CSIR’s VeristicPrint Biometric Technology is a contactless fingerprint recognition technology that enables digital imaging devices, such as smartphones, webcams and digital cameras, to be used
This project is based on the investigation of human microbiome in the South African population and using this to quantify/describe the specific microbiomes present in South Africans.
Welcome to #SolvePlasticsAfrica, the CSIR’s Science, Technology and Innovation Hub aimed at providing evidence-based solutions to addressing plastic pollution in Africa, through various modelling c
The CSIR has developed a tool that identifies and makes use of Television white spaces (TVWS) channels for broadband services without generating interference with adjacent primary licensed services
The CSIR, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs, conducted a health study in the Vaal Triangle Air-shed Priority Area to determine if air pollution levels exceed South African air po
The CSIR has estimated that commercial farmers in the Dwars River area of the Western Cape spend approximately R600 000 per year ridding their irrigation systems of filamentous algae – often caused
The CSIR – in collaboration with a number of local partners – developed a ventilator that was rapidly rolled out nationwide to patients showing respiratory distress in the early phase of Covid-19 i