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.

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.


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.

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.

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