Indigenous plant benefits San
The San community will receive between R8-million and R12-million from the CSIR over the next four years for an indigenous plant that is being developed into a slimming drug by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
EXPLORING THE HEARTBEAT OF A NATION THROUGH THE LENS OF BEHAVIOUR GROUPS
Johannesburg, Wednesday 01 July 2020 – Many shared beliefs of the nation are held across different racial, cultural, socio-economic groups. The South African nation’s diversity is...
Research & Analysis
South Africa’s global reputation is shaped by perceptions of investment, immigration policies and environment, exports, people, culture and heritage, governance, and tourism. In order to...
HEARTBEAT OF A NATION: SOUTH AFRICAN BEHAVIOUR AND THE EVOLUTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITY IN...
Johannesburg, Thursday 11th March 2021 – Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), African Response and Mark...
SA joins solar clean water project
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is representing South Africa in an international, multi-partner project aiming to demonstrate that solar disinfection of drinking water is an effective intervention against waterborne diseases.
Nation branding strategies for addressing credit ratings downgrades
Members of the South African business community, including economists and banking representatives, attended a discussion forum facilitated by Brand South Africa to find solutions...
KZN’s flood radar ‘nowcasters’
A KwaZulu-Natal professor and a team of researchers are developing technology that will help predict floods up to six hours in advance - buying precious response time for emergency authorities - using radar technology and computer-based mathematical techniques.
SA research network now online
Second landline operator Neotel and its partners have launched the first four sites of South Africa's own national research network, giving tertiary and research institutions access to high bandwidth in a bid to reshape research and education networking in the country.
SA gets first supercomputer
South African researchers will now have a better chance in their quest to find new knowledge and scientific applications, with the Centre for High Performance Computing giving them access to massive amounts of computing power.
Lighting up girls’ passion for science
The CSIR's Liesl Burger was part of a small team of four involved in developing the world's first digital laser. Photo: CSIR By Anne Taylor 20...