Sector Publications

The CSIR’s Smart Mobility cluster addresses challenges and opportunities associated with transport and freight logistics; transport equipment; transport infrastructure; and passenger transport services in support of different industrial clusters.

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), managed and hosted by the CSIR. The AISI is a government initiative with a specific aim of improving the competitiveness of the local aeronautics, space and defence sectors.

The Neighbourhood Planning and Design Guide is a comprehensively updated and revised version of its predecessor, the Guidelines for Human Settlement Planning and Design, also known as the Red Book.

This magazine-style publication focuses on the CSIR’s interventions and innovations in the field of defence and security. It covers topics such as counter poaching, maritime research, electronic defence systems, aerospace and information security.

The CSIR has a long history of collaboration with universities. These relationships, which enable us to achieve our respective visions and mandates, have continued to grow over the last three years (2013 - 2015).

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The CSIR has published guidelines for the provision of social facilities in South African settlements. These are for use in the planning and development of social facilities locally in towns, cities and provinces.

Logistics is fast becoming relevant to all South Africans. In the consumer market, logistics and management is recognised as a core competence of international giants investing in South Africa and as an underlying cause of demestic performance gaps.

The manual explains what crime prevention is, what is expected in terms of government policy and legislation, and what kinds of structures are needed at the local level to support a sound strategy.

This manual deals with the relationship between crime and the physical environment and contains practical recommendations to assist with the planning, design and management of safer communities.