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South Africa wins supercomputing competition

A South African team made up of 6 undergraduate students from the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand has won an international supercomputing competition. The competition took place at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany.

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

WEF founder encourages South Africans to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chief Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has encouraged government, civil society and business to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution. Schwab said this when delivering the keynote address at the 6th Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Emerging Researchers Symposium in Pretoria, South

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.

Applications open for science and technology vacation programme for students

South African students have been invited to apply for a science and technology vacation programme run by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The programme, which is sponsored by South Africa's Department of Science and Technology, is designed to provide students with experience and understanding of research, development

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

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