Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Contact Details

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


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches and develops transformative technologies to accelerate socioeconomic prosperity in South Africa. The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state. The CSIR is an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation.

The organisation plays a key role in supporting the public and private sectors through directed research that is aligned with the country’s priorities, the organisation’s mandate and its science, engineering and technology competences. The nine high-impact sectors identified by the CSIR to achieve its aims are the following industry advancement clusters: Advanced Agriculture and Food; Next Generation Health; Future Production: Chemicals; Future Production: Mining; Future Production: Manufacturing; Defence and Security Industry and society enabling clusters; Smart Places; Smart Mobility; and Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions.

Our core values are the driving force behind our ability to conduct cutting-edge research and technological innovation to improve the quality of life of South Africans. These values make for an EPIC team – one that pursues Excellence, celebrates People, personifies Integrity, and welcomes Collaboration.

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