Research, development and innovation are essential to ensure that South Africa remains competitive. The CSIR develops and transfers manufacturing technologies that improve the competitiveness of existing South African industries and creates new manufacturing opportunities.

The organisation focuses primarily on beneficiating South African minerals across the value chain; supporting biotechnology-based businesses with new products and processes; developing additive manufacturing platforms for the aerospace and automotive industries; developing new advanced materials and composites; and using information and communications technologies to enhance industrial competitiveness.

The CSIR also manages industry support programmes for the aerospace, bio-manufacturing and foundry sectors, as well as programmes that support technology localisation and technology-based small, medium and micro enterprises.

Contact Person

Francois Prinsloo


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