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CSIR young researchers using 4IR technologies to make an impact in SA

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 24, 2019

Media briefing: 26/06/2019

Young researchers from CSIR briefs media on the impact of, opportunities available and future skills required by young people to thrive in the rise of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

The briefing focus on how South African youth can seize the opportunities presented by the FIR, such as machine learning, robotics and additive manufacturing.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+12 841 3654/ 072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

Young researchers from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will brief the media on the impact of, opportunities available and future skills required by young people to thrive in the rise of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

The briefing will focus on how South African youth can seize the opportunities presented by the FIR, such as machine learning, robotics and additive manufacturing.

These researchers are at the forefront of cutting-edge FIR technologies. Senior researcher, Dr Monnamme Tlotleng (35), will brief the media on 3D printing and its applications. Researcher in computer vision, Windy Mokuwe (26), will share her research in machine learning and Masters Student in robotics, Nomfundiso Khuma (26) will focus on her research on control and path planning for a mobile manipulator.

Members of the media will have the opportunity to tour the CSIR Machine Learning laboratory and view some exciting 4IR projects.

Details of the media briefing are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Time: 10:30 for 11:00
Venue: CSIR Scientia campus (Pretoria), Building 20, Baobab Room

NB: Please bring proof of identification and allow 10 minutes for registration at reception.

RSVP: Contact Ms Kgauhelo Dioka on 073 398 8633 or e-mail kdioka@csir.co.za

Enquiries:
David Mandaha: CSIR Media Relations Manager
Tel: 072 126 8910/012 841 3654
Email: dmandaha@csir.co.za