Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Claimed

The CSIR undertakes directed, multi-disciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. The CSIR undertakes directed, multi-disciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans. The organisation plays a key role in supporting government programmes through directed research that is aligned with the country’s priorities, the organisation’s mandate and its science, engineering and technology competences.