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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.