Posts tagged as CSIR

South Africans creating amazing electronic systems

Technology ranging from unmanned aircraft, to Meerkat wide area surveillance systems, to wildlife protection in the Kruger National Park, to cyber security – it is all in the portfolio of the CSIR and being researched, designed and developed by South African engineers. The CSIR recently held a technology demonstration day focused on electronic safety and […]

Commuter travel behaviour survey commences in Gauteng

The survey, which commenced on 22 March 2019 (pilot), is aimed at gathering comprehensive data on the travel behaviour of commuters. This survey provides travel information on Gauteng residents, and the results (data) will be used for transport planning and to measure progress in solving transport challenges. It will provide a snapshot of the perception […]

The science of measurement: A history

Metrology is the science of measurement and the technology behind the quality assurance processes in manufacturing that ensure a car runs the way it should, the computer’s processor works properly, aircraft stay in the air and more aspects of daily life that we take for granted – until something goes wrong. In manufacturing, hundreds or […]

In conversation with… Dr Happy Sithole

HPC focus must shift to SMMEs The initiative to establish a High Performance Computing (HPC) facility in South Africa came from the academic research community. When Dr Happy Sithole was working on his PhD in material science, there was a small cluster of super computers at the University of Limpopo, but for some very large […]

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 […]