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SA sees increased renewable energy use

Renewable energy sources contributed over a tenth to SA’s energy mix in the first half of 2021, as the struggle with the crippling effects of load-shedding continues.

Jun 9, 2021

CSIR, Deloitte collaborate on WEF’s 4IR centre in SA

The organisations agree to work together within the context of the World Economic Forum Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in SA.


TV white space connectivity gains ground in South Africa

A television white space project in KwaZulu-Natal aims to bring communities online, providing affordable broadband Internet connectivity to the underserved.


FPB zones in on cyber safety for Child Protection Week

The Film and Publication Board prioritises online safety for this year’s Child Protection Week, amid a rise in cyber bullying among South African youth.

Apr 30, 2021

Instagram outpaces other social networks as cyber bullying hub

The popular photo- and video-sharing app accounts for 42% of bullying that occurs online, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Mar 15, 2021

Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

The country has been gradually adding renewable energy to the grid, increasing installed capacity from 467MW in 2013 to 5 027MW in 2020, says the CSIR.

Feb 4, 2021

CSIR, Siemens unlock digital skills for college students

The organisations sign a memorandum of understanding to provide higher learning institutions with critical digital skills.


University of Pretoria opens Engineering 4.0 campus

Africa’s first Engineering 4.0 facility will focus on research projects conducted on South Africa’s smart transport, smart cities and smart infrastructure.


Online portal opens access to local mining supply chain

The TARA online portal aims to showcase the technologies and equipment offered by local original equipment manufacturers.

Oct 12, 2020

CSIR revamps AwezaMed app for COVID-19 patients

The updated app aims to bridge communication barriers for healthcare workers and patients in the COVID-19 triage and screening process.


CSIR celebrates 75 years, creates new strategic direction

As it marks 75 years of innovation this week, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research sharpens its focus with a new strategy.

Sep 23, 2020

Surviving load-shedding and lockdown

There are several types of alternative energy solutions that businesses can consider for their backup energy requirements.

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