Total 26 Posts

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.

Dimakatso Gumede the Stem Cell reprogramming expert

Dimakatso Gumede is one of a handful of South Africans who can reprogram Stem Cells. She aims to use her skills to find new approaches to eliminate HIV reservoirs in infected persons, among other things.

South African PC innovation

Luyanda Vappie and Motsholane Sebola have developed a small personal computer that requires no physical keyboard, mouse or monitor. Known as Prism, it has 2GHz CPU, 64GB on-board memory, wireless LAN and more.

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