Room for renewables and nuclear in energy mix - researcher

2017-03-12 15:49

A researcher suggests renewables could not be a source of base load power in the future, despite their low cost. However, they still have a valuable role to play in SA's energy mix.

CSIR fracking report shows the downside

2016-11-27 06:00

If exploration for shale gas goes ahead in the Karoo, only 60 to 900 jobs will be created, and it is not going to add much value to the economy, this according to CSIR.

Shale gas fails the jobs test

2016-09-03 15:46

A report shows that creating sustainable employment opportunities for the people of the Karoo seems highly unlikely.

Africa's fastest supercomputer unveiled in Cape Town

2016-06-07 13:53

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has officially launched the fastest supercomputer in Africa.

32% of SMEs in SA at risk of cyber-attacks - Cwele

2016-03-09 17:44

Around 32% of small and medium enterprises in SA run the risk to fall bait to cyber and phishing attacks, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele says.

SA grows wind energy by 560MW

2015-02-12 17:25

South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014, according to a report released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

SA computer boffins score historic win

2014-07-04 05:00

South African computer boffins have successfully defended their title at an international competition.

South Africans design diagnostic disc that could save lives

2014-03-04 11:04

A newly-developed diagnostic tool, about the same size as a CD, can diagnose disease in minutes and save thousands of lives across the country. We talk to the inventor.

Parents should learn sexting slang, says expert

2013-10-16 11:25

It is critical that parents are familiar with the common terms associated with sexting, a researcher has said.

Hanekom praises new CSIR laser

2013-09-17 23:18

The development of the world’s first digital laser in South Africa presents limitless opportunities, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says


5 reasons why Eskom is wrong about renewables costs – CSIR

2017-01-12 13:19

The CSIR has refuted Eskom’s cost calculations regarding renewable energy, after the utility said surplus power caused a net loss of R9bn to the economy.

Expert reveals why energy plan should have no nuclear

2016-11-23 07:50

If no annual new-build limits were imposed on wind and solar, there would be no nuclear and no new coal, explains CSIR energy chief Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz.

Controversy surrounds tender for SA’s fastest supercomputer

2016-07-05 12:40

South Africa unveiled Africa’s fastest supercomputer last month but the tender for the project has come under the spotlight amid allegations of attempted 'undue influence'.

Tech boost for SA medical wearable market

2016-06-03 12:27

A new partnership between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and mLab Southern Africa aims to boost health technologies through wearable devices.

Renewables put damper on load shedding

2015-08-19 21:15

Had it not been for SA’s renewable energy projects load shedding would have had a higher frequency, according to a study.

CSIR signs radar deal to protect SA oceans

2014-09-22 07:50

South Africa may soon have a more effective means of protecting territorial waters from illegal fishers.

SA highly affected by global warming - CSIR

2014-04-08 07:55

South Africa is one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to global warming according to the CSIR and their new climate modelling capabilities.

NGO to create jobs through alien hacking

2013-11-06 15:24

A local NGO has announced that it is set to create sustainable jobs for 90 people through the clearing of invasive alien plants near Plettenberg Bay.

Sexting awareness in SA is urgent, says CSIR expert

2013-10-15 11:37

South African society as a whole is not fully aware of the how the law views the practice of sexting, a researcher has said.

CSIR releases world first digital laser

2013-09-17 14:51

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has announced the development of the world’s first digital laser.

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