Posts tagged as CSIR

CSIR recognises laser expert at awards ceremony

At its annual award presentations in November 2018, the CSIR recognised Dr Sisa Pityana for his contribution for the development of industrial laser technology and presented him with the CSIR Career Achievement Excellence Award. Dr Pityana joined the National Laser Centre (NLC) in 1990. The centre was moved to the CSIR in 2005. He has […]

Agreement to support industrial development in space science

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) have renewed a memorandum of understanding which will see greater support in implementing the space strategies of the Department of Science and Technology and the African Union. The renewed agreement, signed in Pretoria by the CSIR CEO, Dr Thulani […]

Awards and recognition at annual convention

The Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) held its annual convention at  the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria recently. The event, which was hosted by the City of Tshwane and well attended by delegates and exhibitors, included exciting awards, excellent technical presentations, a gala dinner and sports day. The awards included honourary AMEU membership and […]

Revolutionary wind power technology launched

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria launched a revolutionary vertical axis wind turbine recently. Although still in the early stages of prototype development, the wind turbine has already been subjected to comprehensive scrutiny and has passed feasibility trials at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch, and wind tunnel […]

CSIR WOAN report and revised ECA bill to go to parliament

The cabinet has approved the study conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to determine the spectrum requirements for the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) as envisaged in the Integrated ICT Policy white paper. The white paper was approved by the cabinet in September 2016 but was opposed by many sectors of […]

Local PV research and testing facility completed

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Energy Centre has completed the first phase of the new solar energy research and testing facility. This facility will support the domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) industry with aspects of industrial development, research, quality assurance, knowledge generation and human capital. The PV testing facility, with its outdoor test […]

Mine safety technology making strides

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) showcased some of its latest technologies to address mine safety at a media briefing at the Mandela Mining Precinct in Johannesburg during July 2018. These technologies included a ground penetrating radar to monitor rock mass stability, a pedestrian detection system and a robotic system to navigate unsafe […]