CSIR Biosciences Executive Director Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela and NTRFC Acting Managing Director Dr Martin Kebakile exchanging MoU contracts
Science partnership to improve the quality of indigenous food products in the SADC region
8 June 2015
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Botswana’s National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop strategic partnership in order to address nutrition and food security c...
Food Safety and hygiene awareness training participants in Cofimvaba
Food safety and hygiene awareness training for school food handlers
14 May 2015
The CSIR recently presented a training course on food safety and hygiene awareness to food handlers for five schools in the Eastern Cape. The training, presented at Arthur Mfebe and Siyabalala Senior Secondary Schools, was attended by 17 food hand...
Malaria infected mosquito
Malaria remains a threat to developing nations
29 April 2015
Rainy season is not always the favourite season for people living in malaria prevalent countries particularly in the Southern Africa Development Community region were the spread of the disease intensifies during the months of September through to...
From left to right: Mr Xavier Estico, CEO, National Institute for Science Technology and Innovation, Ms Tshidi Moraka, CSIR, Competency Area Manager, Dr Ereck Chakauya, Acting Network Manager, SANBio, Mr Michael Benstrong, Minister, Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation and Ms Marise Berlouis, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation
Strengthening the Network: NEPAD SANBio visit Seychelles
16 April 2015
Seychelles is an island with a population of about 80 000 on  The landmass is only 459 square kilometers, but the islands are spread over an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1,374,000 square kilometers in the western Indian Ocean, lying within...
World Health Day 2015: Consume disease free food
World Health Day 2015: Consume disease free food
8 April 2015
Food safety is a hidden, and often overlooked, problem. Most people suffering from diarrhoea do not consult a physician. Diseases and deaths might be attributed to other causes, even when the food that people have eaten is the culprit. How often d...
SANBio Hub (CSIR) scientist Dr Hazel Mufhandu, sharing her educational experience with learners
Science festival: reaching future scientists
25 March 2015
Growing up in a rural area has its disadvantages; 9 years ago I was studying for my matric at Seo Secondary School, in a rural area in Limpopo Provinces, South Africa. I was not sure which career path to follow because I never had the opportunity...