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SA’s nanotechnology performance under the spotlight

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

South Africa established the National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials (NCNSM) ten years ago, to conduct research and developing technology skills in nano related areas, thus boosting the country’s competitiveness in this field.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+27 12 841 3654 or 072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

South Africa established the National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials (NCNSM) ten years ago, to conduct research and developing technology skills in nano related areas, thus boosting the country’s competitiveness in this field.

On Monday, 27 November 2017, the NCNSM will be celebrating its first decade of providing world-class research. The event will include a panel discussion on the future of nanotechnology, especially the role of the centre in industrial development.

Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, the centre has so far produced more than 130 postdoctoral fellows, PhD and Master students including interns.  It has also managed to develop a prototype breath analyser to detect diabetes without the need of a blood test.

Members of the media will get the opportunity to tour the facility, exhibition and learn more about the nanotechnology, new developments and discoveries.

 

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Part one: Media Tour

Date:   27 November 2017

Time:   8:30 to 9:30

Venue: Building 19c, CSIR campus, Meiring Naude Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria East

 

Part two: Panel Discussion

Date:   27 November 2017

Time:   10:00 – 13h00

Venue: CSIR International Conference Centre, 627 Meiring Naude Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria East.

 

For media confirmation, please contact Kgauhelo Dioka on 073 398 8633/012 841 2972 or email KDioka@csir.co.za