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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

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

Online portal launched to help South Africa respond to climate change

An online portal to help South Africa respond to climate change has been announced by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas (SARVA) It is hoped that SARVA will help South Africa's economic and social sectors take informed decisions to avoid

Young South African scientists presented their HIV-1 detection research at an international conference

Young South African scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) presented research findings on laser-based HIV diagnostics at one the world’s largest photonics conferences taking place in San Franciso, United States of America. The conference was organized by the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Photonics

Scientists have developed an early warning system that can prevent deaths in South Africa's mines

Scientists from South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed an early warning system that could assist in preventing mining deaths. The early warning and monitoring system called RockPulse constantly monitors rock-mass for micro-seismicity. RockPulse along with another robot developed by the CSIR called Monster will be

How Charles Maphanga persevered against all odds to become a scientist with South Africa's CSIR

Growing up in the South African village of Ga-Mampuru village in Limpopo has its disadvantages especially if you aspire to be a scientist. One of those disadvantages is a lack of resources. Added to a lack of resources is that as a young person, one is likely to be surrounded

Despite the use of anti-poaching technology, 1,028 rhinos were killed in South Africa

A total of 1,028 rhinos were killed in South Africa during 2017 as a result of poaching. This was revealed by South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, on 25 January 2018 when she presented the Department of Environmental Affairs' progress on the implementation of the integrated strategic