Posts tagged as CSIR

An overview of the South African energy sector

The following article is compiled from a speech Chris Yelland, the MD of EE Publishers, gave to the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) SDA Workshop recently. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is meant to provide some direction for the energy sector to financiers, industrialists, manufacturers and suppliers regarding the way ahead up to 2020. […]

Modelling to help cities adapt to rising temperatures

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a modelling capability that can help municipalities adapt to climate change and associated rises in temperature. This is done by combining information from temperature projections and detailed information of urban surfaces, such as roads and buildings, using the city spatial development plan in that region. […]

Young scientists put data to work in solving problems

A group of young data science students could have the answer to help prevent fatalities in South African mines due to seismic activity and rock bursts, with the development of an early warning and monitoring system called Rock Pulse. The students are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and Decision […]

Tech for mining safety

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has showcased some of its latest technologies to improve safety in the mining sector at the Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town during February 2018. The inaccessibility of some underground areas makes it difficult and dangerous for inspections after blasting. The CSIR has developed a […]

Call for abstracts: AMEU Technical Convention 2018

The 26th AMEU Technical Convention 2018 will be hosted by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality between 7 and 10 October 2018 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Midrand. The Council invites all parties who may be interested in presenting papers or case studies at the convention to submit an abstract of no more than […]

Eskom should curtail Kusile construction, decommission older coal-fired power stations to save costs

New research shows that Eskom should decommission its older coal-fired power stations and consider curtailing the Kusile construction programme to save costs. These interventions can be achieved without affecting security of supply. The study, “Eskom’s financial crisis and the viability of coal-fired power in South Africa: Implications for Kusile and the older coal-fired power stations” […]