Connecting Afrika through 5G broadband technologies

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is busy with the development of a 5G testbed. The CSIR says it is doing this to prepare for the advent of 5G technologies and to ensure that Afrika is able to adapt to the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.…

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South Africa can get 100% of its energy from renewable sources

A group of scientists have provided what they see as evidence that South Africa can fulfill all its energy requirements completely from renewable energy sources. The scientists and researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Lappeenranta University of Technology, Delft…

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South Africa has launched a $3 million biorefinery facility

South Africa, through the country’s government, has launched a $3 million (R37.5 million) biorefinery facility in Durban. The facility, a first for South Africa, will be used to extract value from biomass waste. and support innovation in a range of industries, including forestry, agro processing and other biomass-based…

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Young South African scientists presented their HIV-1 detection research at an international conference

Young South African scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) presented research findings on laser-based HIV diagnostics at one the world’s largest photonics conferences taking place in San Franciso, United States of America. The conference was organized by the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Photonics…

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Scientists have developed an early warning system that can prevent deaths in South Africa's mines

Scientists from South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed an early warning system that could assist in preventing mining deaths. The early warning and monitoring system called RockPulse constantly monitors rock-mass for micro-seismicity. RockPulse along with another robot developed by the CSIR called Monster will be…

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