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06 October 2020

CSIR celebrates 75 years of touching lives through innovation

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Africa’s leading research, development and innovation organisation, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has reached a major milestone, as today marks 75 years of its existence.

The organisation’s mandate remained the intrinsic guiding force over the years, with the focus having been refined to respond to the global and local context.

A refined focus resulted in, for example, the spin out of a number of institutions and the establishment of science councils, such as the South African Bureau of Standards, National Research Foundation, National Metrology Institute of South Africa and the Human Sciences Research Council.

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