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Mobile laboratories to bring accredited food testing to rural parts of South Africa

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT) to introduce mobile laboratories for food testing in rural areas.

South Africa to produce faster COVID-19 test kits by the end of 2020

South Africa's CSIR can make enough enzyme for one billion chemical reactions that can be applied in COVID-19 testing, and researchers hope to begin supplying reagents for a faster, one-step test by the end of the year.

The University of Pretoria and CSIR have signed a collaboration agreement on smart transport, cities, and environments

To work towards smart cities, there is a need to develop researchers with advanced skills in robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and satellite technology.

South Africa's CSIR has developed COVID-19 ventilators

South Africa's CSIR has collaborated with partners to design and manufacture ventilators to be rolled out nationwide to patients showing respiratory distress in the early phase of COVID-19 infection.

Impact of fake news and cybercrime in South Africa

South Africans have been called on to be more careful and responsible when sharing information regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on social media. This is to combat the rise of misinformation (fake news), which may be harmful to the society.

Katekani Ngobeni, young South African scientist fighting COVID-19

Katekani Ngobeni has worked in the field of infection prevention and control locally for nearly 10 years. Ngobeni is using her experience to provide scientific advice and training countrywide in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

CSIR and DBSA enter partnership to accelerate technology development

DBSA and the CSIR have signed a framework agreement to collaborate on projects of mutual interest, in fields such as water, energy including bioethanol production, infrastructure development, emerging and small-farmer support, and the DBSA's Development Labs known as D-Labs.