Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane hereby announces and welcomes the new Board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).


The CSIR, a world-class African research and development organisation, is an entity of the Department of Science and Technology.  It is responsible for multidisciplinary research and technological innovation to improve South Africans' quality of life.


The appointment of the Board was confirmed by Cabinet on Wednesday, 6 December 2018.

The new Board members are as follows:

·         Dr Amber-Robyn Childs.

·         Mr Stafford Massie.

·         Dr Vuyo Mthethwa.

·         Dr Christine Render.

·         Ms Tiny Mokhabuki.

·         Mr Cassim Ebrahim Shariff.


Prof. Thokozani Majozi (Chairperson), Ms Phindile Baleni, Mr Joel Netshitenzhe and Dr Ramatsemela Masango were reappointed to the Board.


The Minister expressed confidence in the new board, which is appointed for a four-year term with effect from 1 January 2019.


Issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology.



Hlengiwe Nhlabathi

Ministry of Science and Technology

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