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CSIR Science Day 5 August 2014
5 August 2014 - On 5 August 2014, tens of Grade 11 students from Gauteng schools visited the CSIR's Pretoria campus to see science and research in action. The CSIR event was held as part of the Department of Science and Technology's (DST) National Science Week. CSIR's Natural Resources and Environment Unit in partnership with the DST and USAID presented a career oriented science lecture to 75 students from the visiting schools during the exhibition.

How much more Abuse can the Olifants take?
24 February 2014 - On the 30th of December 2013, wildlife authorities in the Kruger National Park were alerted to a large fish kill on the Selati River in the Palaborwa area, just outside the Park. Upon investigation, it was found that one of the large industries in the Phalaborwa Mining Complex was discharging highly acidic process water into the Selati River. By the 31st acidic tailings water continued to gush out uncontrolled, and no attempt to notify authorities was made by the company. When called on site, they blamed the high rainfall experienced the proceeding weekend, for the overflow from the phosphogypsum tailings dams.