n IMIESA - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) : government and parastatals

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 2006, Issue 1, Jan 2006, p. 23
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPLIER 2006 - 23 Since its formation 60 years ago, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded with agility and resilience to changing environments, unpredictable expectations and emerging opportunities. Today's challenges demand that the CSIR continues to renew and reshape its focus. Since the democratisation of South Africa, science and technology (S&T) has taken on a role of elevated importance. Its contribution to the reconstruction of South Africa and the liberation of its people from poverty and unemployment is clearly recognised at a national level. The key factors that underpin success in this sector are a strong national S&T base, highly skilled people and a leading ..

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