Take a walk through CSIR facilities with this series of virtual tours. To make the most of these 360 degree tours, move your cursor or mouse around on your screen, or move your phone to view the full surroundings and to enjoy a better viewing experience. Ensure that you use a browser that supports 360 degree playback.

The CSIR Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory


The CSIR Coastal and Hydraulics laboratory is used to test, validate and optimise the designs of proposed or current marine infrastructure such as ports, tidal pools, jetties, revetments and breakwaters.

The CSIR Advanced Design and Manufacturing Innovation Centre


The CSIR Advanced Design and Manufacturing Innovation Centre (ADMIC) provides ongoing research into new manufacturing techniques, technologies and materials, as well as specialised design and manufacturing training for local and international industries.

The CSIR Mining and Engineering Testing Facilities


The CSIR Mining and Engineering Testing Facilities serve the South African mining industry with testing and product development in pursuit of the Zero Harm goal of the industry.

The CSIR Nanomaterial Industrial Development Facility


The CSIR Nanomaterial Industrial Development Facility (NIDF) bridges the gap from laboratory studies on nanomaterials, to producing nanomaterials at an industrial scale.

The CSIR Additive Manufacturing Facilities


The CSIR Additive Manufacturing Facilities drive the fourth industrial revolution through research and development into high-speed three-dimensional printing.

The CSIR Investment Casting Facility

The CSIR Investment Casting Facility is an industrial-scale casting research facility that provides a competitive service to industry to support and expand the technology base with the latest practices and novel alloy systems.

The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System

The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) is South Africa’s facility for computation, high-speed networks, research data repository and analytics.

The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre

The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) is used to translate biotechnology-based concepts throughout the value chain from laboratory-scale concept validation to demonstration of technology, prototyping and pilot manufacture.

The CSIR Biorefinery Industry Development Facility

The CSIR Biorefinery Industry Development Facility (BIDF) is a national facility for the development, evaluation, and implementation of biorefinery technologies aimed at the beneficiation of waste biomass into high-value materials and products.