Improving safety in South Africa's mines using technology

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) showcased, at the Mandela Mining Precinct in Johannesburg, some of the latest technologies that could help with keeping South Africa's mines safe. One of the technologies demonstrated, known as "Monster", is a robot platform equipped with safety inspection sensors…

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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‚Äôs 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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