About the programme
What is solar UV radiation?
What do we know?
Unanswered questions
Research publications
Research roadmap for SA
NRF Solar UV Radiation Symposium 2012
Research instrumentation
Organisations involved
Students and projects
Tools for Schools
Upcoming events
Useful links

Research and relevant institutions playing their part

CSIR Environmental Health Research Group
Established in 1997, the Environmental Health Research Group is growing into one of the leading research groups in South Africa and internationally.

CSIR Biophotonics Group
The activities of the CSIR Biophotonics group are primarily aimed at the development and improvement of various therapeutic and diagnostic medical applications of lasers. These applications include low level laser therapy for wound healing and photodynamic therapy for non-invasive cancer treatment.

CSIR National Laser Centre
The CSIR provides a critical core of laser technology knowledge and expertise through the research, development and implementation of laser based technologies and applications in Africa.

MEDUNSA Department of Pharmacy / Photobiology Laboratory
The Laboratory was established in 1989 as an SPF Testing laboratory. Since then, the scope of work has expanded to include most forms of in vivo cosmetic safety and efficacy testing The laboratory has clients from cosmetic and toiletry companies which range from small South African enterprises to major multi-internationals.

UCT Department of Human Biology
Apart from research activities in the various fields of the discipline, the department also conducts research into curriculum development and intervention strategies for transformation in, and broadening access to, medical education.

South African Weather Service
The South African Weather Service is an authoritative voice for weather and climate forecasting in South Africa and as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) it complies with international meteorological standards.

CANSA is a community-driven and volunteer-based organisation that has been fighting cancer for the past 80 years. Started in 1931 by a group of medical professional concerned about the high incidence of cancer, CANSA has grown to become one of the leading cancer NGOs in the country with 45 offices around the country and more than 12 000 volunteers and 260 staff members.

UKZN Department of Chemistry
The School of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has the largest chemistry department in South Africa and is one of the leading centres of research.