council for scientific and industrial research (csir)

  1. Jan

    Load-shedding under De Ruyter vs other Eskom CEOs - 2007 to 2021

    Load-shedding from 2007 to 2021 — De Ruyter vs other Eskom CEOs South Africa has endured more load-shedding under current Eskom CEO André De Ruyter than all his predecessors combined. This is based on data from the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR), which has tracked the amount of...
  2. Jan

    Green hydrogen could help save South Africa from carbon penalties

    Green hydrogen could be South Africa's energy saviour South Africa’s ailing economy could get a new lease on life if it creates the policy and investment framework to build the infrastructure for large scale production of green hydrogen, a fuel seen as crucial in driving the world’s energy...
  3. Jan

    EskomSePush's load-shedding data for 2021

    Load-shedding in 2021 — according to EskomSePush South Africa's most popular load-shedding app, EskomSePush (ESP), has built up a large cache of information about the country's loathed rotational power cuts during 2021. ESP co-founder Herman Maritz recently announced he would be working on the...
  4. Jan

    CSIR updated load-shedding data for 2021 released

    2021 load-shedding shocker New data released by Jarrad Wright, principal engineer at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), shows that 2021 is the worst year ever for load-shedding in South Africa. And the year is not over yet. Wright’s data, gathered from the Eskom data...
  5. Jan

    South Africa's alcohol restrictions challenged in court

    Alcohol restrictions fight goes to court Wine industry association Vinpro has launched a legal challenge against South Africa's ongoing restrictions against alcohol sales, which is scheduled to be heard in the Western Cape High Court from 23 to 26 August 2021. Vinpro said that despite all of...
  6. Jan

    Worrying trend in unplanned outages at Eskom - CSIR

    Bad news about load-shedding in South Africa South Africa experienced 650 hours of load-shedding during the first half of 2021, and Eskom’s data shows a worrying increase in unplanned outages. This is according to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has released a...
  7. Jan

    Covid-19 third wave subsiding in South Africa, but it's not over yet

    Good news about Covid-19 third wave in South Africa — but it's not over All of the indicators currently show that South Africa's third wave of coronavirus infections is subsiding, CSIR researcher Jabu Mtsweni has stated. However, the wave is still far from over, and Mtsweni recommended that...
  8. Kevin Lancaster

    SA's supercomputer champions - how they did it

    How SA’s supercomputer champs won The South African team in the International Student Cluster challenge recently won the competition for the second time in a row — here’s how they did it
  9. jes

    Holy petaFLOPS! SA wins supercomputing crown again

    Holy petaFLOPS! South Africa wins supercomputing crown again For the second year in a row, Team South Africa has won the International student supercomputing championships in Leipzig
  10. jes

    New video channels for South African mobile streaming app Tuluntulu

    New video channels for South African mobile streaming app Tuluntulu Tuluntulu has launched 10 video channels on its mobile video streaming platform
  11. jes

    Random Hacks of Kindness - Pretoria and Johannesburg details

    Random Hacks of Kindness - Pretoria and Johannesburg details Two Random Hacks of Kindness events will be happening in Gauteng towards the end of November 2013
  12. QuintonB

    The DoC's radio frequency plans in SA

    Spectrum sharing, revocation for SA? Assigning spectrum earmarked for Long Term Evolution and 4G networks, and enabling spectrum sharing are immediate priorities of the DoC
  13. jes

    Broadband in SA: 5Mbps, 100Mbps, and 1Gbps targets

    Broadband for SA discussed: 5Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps targets The Department of Communications has tabled a draft national broadband policy at a workshop in Pretoria, with targets up for discussion
  14. jes

    2Mbps wirelss broadband for R20-R50 per month: Microsoft

    2Mbps wirelss broadband for R20-R50 per month: Microsoft Microsoft has officially launched its R20-R50 per month wireless broadband pilot project in Limpopo
  15. jes

    R20/month uncapped wireless broadband

    R20/month uncapped wireless broadband Microsoft has revealed more details around its plans to launch a TV white spaces trial in Limpopo
  16. jes

    SA Supercomputer Champs: how they did it

    SA Supercomputer Champs: how they did it Team South Africa won the recent Student Cluster Challenge using an 8-node cluster with Dell-sponsored equipment