The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) contributed to the crucial research study that focused on promoting the adaptive capacity of rural communities to climate change. The research focused on groundwater use in rural South Africa. CSIR senior researcher Dr Phumza Ntshotsho collaborated with stakeholders to understand the capacity and ability of rural communities dependent on groundwater to adapt to the impacts of climate change on spring water supply.
Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have co-authored the recently published South African - National Ecosystem Classification System handbook. This handbook was developed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) as part of its mandate in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No. 10 of 2004).
In the midst of the country’s challenges in ensuring water quality for all, a team of researchers at the CSIR has applied their expertise to improve their understanding of microalgae biodiversity and its pivotal role in supporting the ecosystem health of South Africa’s drinking water dams.
Broadband internet connectivity in rural communities
On Thursday, 16 November 2023, the Korean Government through the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and Innonet Co. Ltd, an equipment manufacturer based in South Korea will handover over 24 Television White Space (TVWS) gateway equipment to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
A team of CSIR scientists contributed to showcasing the potential of renewable energy production and green hydrogen priorities during the second South African Green Hydrogen Summit (SAGHS) 2023, held from 15 to 17 October 2023 in Cape Town.
The ESP stakeholder forum will bring together private sector executives and delegates from World Bank client countries. Its primary goal is to encourage the exchange of knowledge regarding energy storage initiatives in developing nations and to showcase the most recent innovations in energy storage technologies.
Fostering collaborative innovation toward a sustainable and inclusive future
The CSIR's participation at this year's prestigious Smarter Mobility Africa Summit 2023, held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, marked a significant milestone in the pursuit of cutting-edge and sustainable transportation solutions.
Hosted by the Vuka Group, this event brought together a notable assembly of local and international experts, exhibitors, and thought leaders, all united by a shared dedication to advancing smarter mobility throughout Africa.
Meet Benjy Oliver
Benji Oliver studied extreme wave events as part of his Master’s and is now dedicated to finding methods to improve the wave forecast for South Africa’s major ports, with a view to improving the operations at ports.
Meet Mlungisi Gumede
Gumede says that a professional career in ports and coastal engineering is less known in comparison to mainstream careers. However, this area of specialisation has caught his attention because, “Approximately 90% of international trade takes place via seaports, mostly because it is the cheapest transportation mode.