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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.

Satellite images show a decrease in air pollution in South Africa

Many of the emissions reductions due to the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa will reverse when we go back to our normal day-to-day activities that make large contributions to air pollution.