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  • 6 March 2002
  • Dr Sibusiso Sibisi
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • and
  • Dr Anthos Yannakou
  • Executive Vice President Business Development

Our Mandate
  • Constituted as a Science Council by an Act of
  • In the national interest, the CSIR, through
    directed and multi-disciplinary research and
    technological innovation, should foster
    industrial and scientific development, either by
    itself, or in partnership with public or private
    sector institutions, to contribute to the
    improvement of the quality of life of the people
    in South Africa.

CSIR Facts Figures
  • Annual turnover of over R810 million per annum.
  • Approaching external funding of 60.
  • Staff complement of 2 583 including over 692
    post-graduate qualified (PhD/MSc), 1076 graduates
    and over 422 Technikon-qualified staff.
  • Eight major operating Business Units, active in
    fields ranging from aeronautics, bio/chemical
    technologies, materials, mining, information and
    communications, clothing and textiles,
    manufacturing, through to housing, transport,
    food processing and the environment.
  • Major laboratories in Pretoria, Johannesburg,
    Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Port Elizabeth and
    Durban, with representation in all provinces.
  • Approximately 150 000 visitors per year,
    including clients, international visitors,
    stakeholders, students, scholars and suppliers.
  • More than 7 000 clients are served each year.
  • Internationally, we
  • have cooperation agreements with major overseas
    RD organisations and companies
  • have grown our international contract income by
    over 20 per annum in the last three financial
  • are currently working with 18 African countries.

Reporting and Funding Structure
Parliament (Shareholder)
Minister of Trade and Industry
CSIR Board
CSIR Executive Management Board
DTI/CSIR Bilateral
Ventures/Equity Partnerships Contract
Income Royalties
CSIR Strategic Initiatives Business Units
Core Funding
Innovation Fund
Innovation Hub AIDC National Imperatives
Key Projects
Competence Building
Relevance and Impact
The CSIR Board
Mr Roger Jardine (Chairman of the Board) Chief
Executive Kagiso Media
Mr Kymus Ginwala Northern Research Engineering
Corporation Massachusetts, USA
Dr Zav Rustomjee Special Advisor to the
Minister Dept. of Trade Industry
Prof. Anton Eberhard IIRR Management Programme
University of Cape Town
Ms Nobusi Shikwane Chief Executive Officer
B2Bafrica Holdings
Ms Joan Joffe Group Executive Corporate Affairs
Dr Dhiro Gihwala Dean Faculty of
Science Peninsula Technikon
Mr Eugene van As Executive Chairman Sappi Ltd
Ms Anne Letsebe Deputy Director-General Head of
Cabinet Office Office of the Presidency
CSIR Parliamentary Grant External Income
  • Nominal rands

FCForecast, BBudget, PPlan
The CSIR/DTI Bilateral
  • Purpose
  • The Institutional Framework for Cooperation
    aims at aligning and enhancing
  • interaction between the CSIR and DTI in
    support of national priorities.
  • Areas of cooperation
  • The CSIR and the DTI have identified and
    agreed upon a number of medium-term
  • objectives, which will be implemented within
    the institutional co-operation framework
  • to contribute to the African Renaissance.
    These objectives are summarized as follows
  • Science and technology contributions to the
    development of industrial technology
  • policy
  • Raising awareness in industry of the role of
    technological innovation and
  • knowledge management in improving the
    competitiveness of the economy
  • Building national, regional and international
    alliances and partnerships to
  • strengthen core competences and develop new
  • Development of SMMEs

DTI/CSIR Institutional Framework for
CooperationCSIR/DTI Bilateral Approved Projects
Project Name
1. Website for Chemical Industry to develop an Internet-based portal for the SA chemical industry
2. IT Re-engineering of DTI
3. Ntsika Project Export Readiness Assessment of SMMEs / Ntsika Programme Manager of Trade and Investment Development Programme
4. Trade Investment Development Programme Khula Guarantee Technology Transfer
5. Ceramics Export Council (kick start fund)
6. Establishment of National Plant Fibre Technology Centre (NPFTC)
7. Evaluation of Supply-side proposals
8. CSIR Support to the ICT Directoreate of DTI
9. Information and Decision support system for the Millennium Partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP) on Internet and CD ROM
10. DTI Searching and Examination System for South African Patent and Trade Marks Office (SAPTO), DTI
11. Regulatory and Enabling Aspects of the Intellectual Property (IP) System
12. SAPTO Information Strategy
13. Intellectual property and its use in the SMME sector of the South African economy
14. Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
15. Textile Technology Audit Survey of technology drivers, age nature in the industry
16. Venture Capital Seed Fund
17. Technology for Women in Business
18. Optimising modal choice for freight land transport to improve South Africas international trade competitiveness
19. Development of high-value agricultural products clusters Pilot Project 1. Makhatini Flats, KZN
DTI Key Performance Areas (outcomes)
  • Increasing the number and opportunities to grow
    and expand the SMME sector,
  • Providing opportunities for the economic
    empowerment of historically disadvantaged
  • Reducing levels of inequality and poverty in
    South Africa,
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of SA
  • Contributing to the economic development of
    Africa and specifically the SADC,
  • Increasing economic growth and the number of
    sustainable economic opportunities available to
    all South Africans and
  • Improving the organisational efficiency and
    efficacy of the DTI.

Increasing the Number Opportunities to Grow
Expand the SMME Sector
  • Investment in sustainable development integrative
    thrust (SMMEs and Rural Development),
  • Involvement in MAC programme, Brain, Technology
  • CSIR spin-off companies, e.g. AGRiMAGE (Pty) Ltd
    (satellite imagery for precision farming) and
  • Bioincubator and Software incubators as part of
    Godisa programme.

Providing Opportunities for the Economic
Empowerment of Historically Disadvantaged
  • NHRD through the Department of Labour, Sector
    Education Training Authorities (SETAs),
    Integrated Skills Development Programme for small
    business, Technology for Women in Business,
  • Links to tertiary education institutes, e.g.
    Innovation Fund projects with Universities
    (Medunsa, Transkei, North, Fort Hare, Venda,
    Vista, Zululand) and Technikons (ML Sultan) and
  • Hooked on Hemp (Eastern Cape) project community
    farmers involved in profitable participation in
    the cultivation, processing manufacturing and
    marketing of South African hemp.

Reducing Levels of Inequality and Poverty in
South Africa
  • Various projects under poverty alleviation focus
    of DACST, DEAT and Department of Transport,
  • Suurbraak, Western Cape safe drinking available
    to the community through provision of suitable
    and sustainable technology appropriate for rural
    water treatment and the innovative distribution
    of drinking water and
  • Indigenous foods promotion and commercialisation
    of South Africas indigenous foods through
    stimulation of sustainable enterprises, to foster
    job creation and to empower women

Contributing to the Competitiveness of South
African Enterprises
  • R225.5m contract income from SA private sector,
  • Top Technology 100 Award in 2000 Presidents
    Award for Export Achievement and
  • Multi-purpose fine chemicals plant available for
    toll production of trial products for market
    testing and regulatory approval.

Contributing to the Economic Development of
Africa and Specifically the SADC
  • CSIR is involved in at least 18 African
    countries, including SADC many projects in
    environmental, food, ICT and mining sectors,
  • Projects funded under SADC Regional ST project,
    involving, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Tanzania,
    Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and
  • EC funded (INCO-DEV DGXII) research projects
    e.g. development of novel drying technique for
    high quality fruit (CSIR and Mozambique, Uganda,
    Zambia, Sweden, Spain, Ireland) utilization of
    cassava, soybeans and palm oil (CSIR and Germany,
    Denmark, Belgium, Benin, Kenya).

Increasing Economic Growth and the Number of
Sustainable Economic Opportunities Available to
All South Africans
  • SAFARI 2000 CSIR, University of the
    Witwatersrand, NASA and University of Virginia
    study of southern Africas ecosystems, air
    quality and land use to understand the
    sustainability of the regions sensitive and
    pressured ecosystems,
  • Satour and CSIR joint venture integrated tourism
    package on CD (VEZA) to plan tours, package
    products and market tourism in the country and
  • I-port unique transportation support product to
    provide a focused, well-researched public
    transport database.

CSIRs NEPAD Involvement
INFRASTRUCTURE Transportek, Environmentek and
Boutek NEPAD are conducting an audit of Africas
infrastructure, assessing development
methodologies, and providing mechanisms for
strengthening the African science and technology
competence to develop the infrastructural
base. PEACE SECURITY CSIR Defencetek is
leading a process to harness CSIR competences to
contribute to Africas Peace, Security and
Reconstruction processes. MANUFACTURING With
Africas recovery heavily resting on value
addition and the beneficiation of Africas
natural resources. CSIR is helping to develop
products and services for export, and provide the
necessary infrastructural base, including
ICT. ICT CSIR is interacting with all key
players responsible for the leadership and
management of the NEPAD ICT process including the
e-Africa commission.
Additional CSIR Contributions to NEPAD
  • Development and production of an information and
    decision support Website and accompanying CD.
    This project is being financed through the
    DTI/CSIR Institutional Cooperation Framework.
    The project sponsors are the Director General of
    the DTI and Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu of the
    Presidents Office,
  • Contribution to the chapter on Diversification of
    Exports RD Strategies and Interventions, a
    consolidated input from the CSIR, coordinated by
  • Contribution to the infrastructure chapter on the
    RD infrastructure in Africa-Proposals to
    strengthen and enhance RD capacity in Africa,
    consolidated inputs from CSIR, as coordinated by
    DACST and
  • Support to the Presidents Office on the NEPAD
    Technical Committee by CSIR.

An annual Selection of CSIR African Initiatives,
Projects, Contracts
  • Zimbabwe
  • SADC Database of Landcover Natural resources
  • Cross Border Pollution in SADC
  • Benin
  • Increasing the protein and vitamin content of
    gari using a substrate combination of cassava,
    soybeans and palm oil
  • Ethiopia
  • Management, metrology and testing expertise
  • Ghana
  • Strengthening African food processing
  • Kenya
  • Increasing the protein and vitamin content of
    gari using a substrate combination of cassava,
    soybeans and palm oil
  • Senegal
  • Strengthening African food processing
  • Nigeria
  • Feasibility study to determine viability of
    restoring Bar Beach, develop it as a waterfront
    tourism gateway for Nigeria
  • Swaziland
  • SADC Database of Landcover Natural resources
  • Angola
  • AGIP EIS for the 3D Seismic Over Block 25
  • Tsabong Water Supply
  • Cuntala Environmental Impact Review
  • Drilling EIA Block 22
  • Panama Block 2/3 Pipeline EIA
  • Tanzania
  • SADC Database of Landcover Natural resources
  • Overloading management system
  • Malawi
  • Assess the access needs of people with various
  • Assists in developing safe waste disposal
    practices in Malawi
  • SADC Database of Landcover Natural resources
  • SADC FSTCU GIS Training
  • Malawi MOW Axle Load Study
  • Feasibility Study on the use of concrete roads
  • Zambia
  • Cross Border Pollution in SADC
  • Alleviating Hazardous Locations
  • Namibia
  • Developing control measures for Nitrate Hazards
    in groundwater
  • NAMDEB Directional Waves Stage 2
  • Elizabeth Bay Monitoring 2000/2002 Bathymetric
    Survey 2001
  • Namibian Water Policy
  • Rossing Uranium ACID Importation Process
  • Shell Kudu Gas EIA
  • Kudu Seimic Survey EIA
  • Mauritius
  • Small and Medium Industrial Development
  • Lesotho
  • SADC Database of Landcover Natural resources
  • Training in mass, volume temperature metrology
  • Baseline Impact Studies
  • Waste water management
  • Environmental risk assessment course
  • Botswana
  • Strengthening African food processing
  • Preparation of Botswanas First National
    Communications Report on Climate Change
  • Developing control measures for Nitrate Hazards
    in ground water
  • Cross Border Pollution in SADC
  • Modification of Whey/Design of affordable
    nutraceuticals for AIDS
  • Tsabong Water Supply
  • Jwaneng to Sekoma Road Rehabilitation
  • Comparative Transport cost Analysis in Southern
  • Safety of paved gravel roads
  • Guidelines on low volume sealed rural roads
  • Mozambique
  • Assesses the access needs of people with
    various disabilities
  • Basic research on the effects of explosives and
    mines on targets and to develop countermeasures
  • Review of Phase 2 Smelter Development (MOZAL)
  • Strengthening African food processing
  • World Wide Web Access in Mozambique

National Metrology Laboratory of the CSIR
Funding received by the NML for the DTI for the
execution of the responsibilities of maintaining
and developing the National Measuring Standards
(NMS) as
  • required by the National Measuring Units and
    Measurement Standards Act, and
  • according to additional requirements as stated in
    the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the
    CSIR and the DTI

is specifically used for the maintenance,
development and dissemination of the national
measurement standards.
History of DTI Funding of NML
CSIRs International Work
  • Rolls-Royce Corporation of Indianapolis has
    recently designated the CSIR as a preferred
    centre of excellence for recalculating the life
    limit of a turbine engine,
  • The CSIR has been contracted by Boeing Space
    Communications to render ground support for
    Boeings Delta IV launches,
  • The CSIR is participating in two food-related
    European Commission projects and
  • The CSIRs collaboration with DaimlerChrysler has
    contributed significantly to further developments
    in support of the use of natural plant fibres,
    both locally and abroad.

CSIR Involvement in the World Summit on
Sustainable Development
  • CSIR has identified the following areas for
  • in WSSD
  • Assisting SA National Departments to meet SA
    obligations (DFA, DEAT, DACST),
  • Involvement in the scientific components of the
  • Showcasing CSIR at the summit and
  • Assisting other stakeholders prepare input for
    the Summit (e.g. SACOB, DANCED).