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

CSIR launches fire app

2013-09-05 10:45

A locally developed mobile application will allow for the monitoring of wildfires has been launched.

SA team wins computing prize

2013-06-21 13:01

A team of South African students has won the overall awards at an international computing conference.

Hanekom highlights beneficiation

2013-05-16 22:00

Government is aiming to drive up demand for platinum by developing hydrogen fuel cell technology, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says.

Water crises in N West, Mpumalanga towns

2013-03-01 10:43

The water crisis in many towns in North West and Mpumalanga is just the symptom of a complex problem, according to a report.


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.

Education needed on sun protection - study

2013-09-02 15:26

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has revealed through a study, about 79% of schools do not keep classrooms open during lunch breaks for pupils to sit indoors.

Olifants River polluted

2013-05-28 09:40

Contaminants in the catchment area of the Olifants River pose a serious risk to South Africa's food production, agricultural exports, and human health.

SA fire system to help Angola

2013-04-03 13:00

A South African fire detection system will be used to deal with Angola's wildfire problem, the CSIR has said.

CSIR to assess Mossel Bay facility

2012-11-07 18:43

An environmental impact assessment will be conducted on a proposed liquefied gas facility in Mossel Bay, PetroSA says.

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