Load shedding cost SA economy at least R59bn in 2019 - CSIR

2020-01-22 08:39

The non-partisan scientific research institution, in a new presentation, says load shedding is expected to continue for two to three years.

Stinkwater groundwater not fit for human consumption, CSIR study finds

2019-09-27 20:30

Groundwater in Stinkwater, north of Pretoria, is not safe for human consumption and even contains faecal pollution, a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research study has found.

Speedy medicine dispensing robot to give SA healthcare a shot in the arm

2019-02-27 05:19

South African healthcare is set for an efficiency boost with a new medicine dispensing robot that will deliver medication in a more convenient and effective way.

Meerkat Project wins award for counter-poaching technology in KNP

2018-11-17 14:28

The Meerkat Project Team based in the Kruger National Park has bagged the South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu innovation award for their work on counter-poaching.

Robot platform and other technologies will improve safety in mines - CSIR

2018-07-24 22:31

Robotic technology in mines would be able to reach areas not easily accessible during an incident, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

SA team aims for 4th victory at international high performance computer competition

2018-06-26 15:20

Six South African students are looking to replicate victory in a global supercomputer competition in Germany.

Discovery of new ocean current 'personal' for UCT researcher

2018-04-09 16:11

In a partnership between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, local and international universities, the existence of the new ocean current has been investigated.

CSIR too slow to punish plagiarist

2018-03-25 06:00

The country’s elite research institute is being accused of dragging its feet in acting against plagiarism claims involving one of its researchers.

Green energy conference focuses on SA climate, water

2017-09-13 10:55

An energy conference focusing on the green energy industry and government policy on transitioning to a low carbon economy, is to be held in Cape Town.

Fighting pollution key to unlocking SA ocean wealth

2017-05-16 07:51

The maritime industry is one of the largest environmental polliuters, but also offers an opportunity for innovations which are being implemented by some corporates.


Almost R900bn needed for national master plan to eradicate SA's water challenges

2019-11-28 17:18

Addressing Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille, mayors as well as various stakeholders in the agriculture, farming and water sector, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the plan outlines a series of urgent steps that will be taken and implemented by all stakeholders in the industry.

Eskom cannot operate with the current tariff level - energy expert

2019-04-04 16:13

Even an efficient, well-run electricity utility would not be able to operate on Eskom’s tariff levels, according to an international energy expert.

VIDEO: Pretoria is home to the world's largest 3D printer

South Africa is home to the world's largest 3D printer. The printer is housed at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's National Laser Centre in Pretoria, Gauteng. It is set to revolutionise the aerospace industry. Watch the video above.

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PICS: SA computer boffins claim third place at international high-performance computing contest

2018-06-28 11:55

South African computer boffins have claimed third place at an international high-performance computer competition in Germany.

SA readies latest ocean-watching satellite for launch

2018-04-17 10:31

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is to unveil South Africa's most sophisticated satellite.

CSIR warns of jobs for sex scam targeting young women

2018-03-29 13:08

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has warned of two individuals scamming young people by promising them fake job placements at the organisation... in exchange for sex.

Over a third of SA water supply lost through poor infrastructure

2018-03-16 07:24

The problem is particularly acute in rural areas, says an expert on water policy and its governance.

Green power on collision course with CSIR

2017-05-28 06:00

Organisations campaigning against the continuous use of coal-powered energy are on a collision course with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research over its latest study.

EXCLUSIVE: Eskom funding may be muffling dissenting voices on nuclear

2017-04-28 08:59

The lure of millions in Eskom funding appears to have muzzled two research institutions previously highly critical of the state-owned utility’s plans to procure a fleet of nuclear power stations.

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