Science, Technology and Innovation for a Circular Economy
With its multi-sectoral expertise, the CSIR is well positioned to explore the opportunities a circular economy provides South Africa, through the lens of science, technology and innovation. To this end, the CSIR has released eight short think-pieces in the form of a book and individual briefing notes which suggest that transitioning to a more circular economy has the potential to create value across all sectors of the South African economy.
The complete work in book form.
- Godfrey, L. (2021). The circular economy as development opportunity. CSIR: Pretoria
CSIR Briefing Notes
The individual briefing notes.
- Introduction: Nahman, A. et al. (2021). Driving economic growth in South Africa through a low carbon, sustainable and inclusive circular economy. CSIR: Pretoria
- Mining: Khan, S. et al. (2021). Placing the South African mining sector in the context of a circular economy transition. CSIR: Pretoria
- Agriculture: Okole, B. et al. (2021). Supporting food security and economic development through circular agriculture. CSIR: Pretoria
- Manufacturing: Fazluddin, S. (2020). Supporting the development of a globally competitive manufacturing sector through a more circular economy. CSIR: Pretoria
- Human settlements: Cooper, A. et al. (2020). Creating resilient, inclusive, thriving human settlements through a more circular economy. CSIR: Pretoria
- Mobility: Mokoena, R. et al. (2020). Facilitating sustainable economic development through circular mobility. CSIR: Pretoria
- Energy: Msimanga, X. et al. (2020). Decoupling South Africa’s development from energy demand through a more circular economy. CSIR: Pretoria
- Water: Seetal, A. et al. (2020). Decoupling South Africa’s development from water demand through a circular economy. CSIR: Pretoria
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