Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Contact Details

Physical: Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
Postal: PO Box 395, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 841 2911


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans. The organisation plays a key role in supporting government’s programmes through directed research that is aligned with the country’s priorities, the organisation’s mandate and its science, engineering and technology competences.

The CSIR's strategic objectives are to: conduct high-quality and relevant research and technological innovation to foster industrial and scientific development; build and transform human capital - the organisation's scientific and technical contributions are only possible through the skills and capabilities of its scientific staff, its Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) base; maintain a sustainable and well-governed organisation; supporting national imperatives through high quality and relevant research - addressing key issues such as creating a vibrant economy and employment opportunities, building a capable state that is able to consistently deliver high quality services for all South Africans, and contributing to the development of economic and social infrastructure like transport, energy, water resources and ICT networks; improve its research focus and ensure that it achieves maximum impact in industry and society - by focussing on the built environment, defence and security, energy, health, industry and the natural environment, and by drawing on a rich, multidisciplinary science base and proficiency in enabling technologies such as nanotechnology, materials science, synthetic biology, photonics and information, and communications technology; provide world-class infrastructure and highly skilled staff - state-of-the-art research infrastructure enables the translation of CSIR research into solid scientific output such as technology demonstrators and intellectual property, two-thirds of staff consisting of scientists, engineers and technologists, and investments in a myriad of training interventions to foster young talent and further develop expertise.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof T Majozi
Chief Executive Officer
Dr T Dlamini

Prof Thokozani Majozi
Deputy Chairperson:
Board Members:
Adv Ghandi Badela
Ms Phindile Baleni
Dr Thulani Dlamini
Dr Philip Hugh Goyns
Dr Antonio Llobell
Dr Ramatsemela Masango
Ms Mokgadi Maseko
Mr Joel Netshitenzhe
Ms Ayanda Noah
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Thulani Dlamini
Chief Financial Officer:
Chief Operations Officer:
Mr Laurens Cloete (Group Executive: Operations)
Senior Management:
Dr Rachel Chikwamba (Group Executive: Strategic Alliances and Communication)
Dr Molefi Motuku (Group Executive: R&D)
Mr Raynold Zondo (Group Executive: Shared Services)
Communications Officers:
Mr Tendani Tsedu (General Manager: Strategic Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Current Assets1 397 1001 351 1411 474 8581 417 297
Non-Current Assets763 102751 915663 851488 947
Total Assets2 160 2022 103 0562 138 7091 906 244
Current Liabilities1 219 0001 213 2951 302 6101 262 475
Non-Current Liabilities10 69510 6149 77210 347
Total Liabilities1 229 6951 223 9091 312 3821 272 822
Total Net Assets930 507879 147826 327633 422
Total Revenue2 747 6762 451 9032 153 3472 027 855
Revenue from Exchange Transactions1 767 1911 776 5631 534 4981 433 377
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions980 485675 340618 849594 478
Total Expenditure(2 696 494)(2 399 083)(2 150 430)(2 021 846)
Employee Costs(1 468 201)(1 341 617)(1 231 173)(1 110 208)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year51 18252 82054 13953 264
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities137 29438 868141 168128 835
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(98 354)(124 515)(76 481)(98 511)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year1 012 879983 9151 066 0821 001 874
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure-117--
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure----
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