Through these interactive workshops, the researchers’ media as well as communication skills are developed with more emphasis placed on communicating about fields that have been identified as research priority areas. The facilitation of these workshops assists researchers to popularise science while contributing to the goal of capacity building in the field of science communication. Through the core-competencies in the unit, the platform facilitates science communication workshops which assist researchers to communicate their scientific research through inter alia:

  • Social Media
  • Radio Interviews
  • Creative Writing


Ms Mei Eklund is pleased to invite you to participate in the Stakeholder Session of the 2nd HySA Technical Meeting, which will be hosted by the HySA Programme Office on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The meeting is scheduled for the 27th of November 2017, commencing at 08h00 to 17h30, and on the 28th of November 2017, from 08h00 to 17h30. The meeting will be held at the President Hotel, 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.

Africa Energy Indaba Conference

Dr. Mathe is one of the speakers who will be participating at the Africa Energy Indaba Exhibition on the 20 – 21 February 2018 at Sandton Convention Centre.

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Dr. Mkhulu Mathe

Manager, CSIR, Materials Science and Manufacturing, Energy Materials

After taking a BS.c (Chemistry)  from Elmira College, NY, Dr. Mathe did MS.c. (Chemistry) graduate work at University of Transkei on Water defluoridation. Having received a Ph.D. in Electro-Analytical Chemistry from The University of Georgia where he also became a Research Associate. His research interests include Electrodeposition of Materials, Solar Photovoltaics, Nanotechnology for Hydrogen Storage, Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells and Energy Storage via, Li-ion Battery Storage technologies for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles.

Dr. Mathe became a Research Group Leader in the Energy and Processes research group where he became interested in the balance between research and strategies on energy matters. Dr. Mathe later managed the Energy Materials Research Group. His group undertakes research in Electrochemical Energy and Clean Energy Technologies. For the past decade he has directed the Energy Materials research group in the areas of clean coal research, hydrogen storages, electrocatalysis and LIB cathodic materials synthesis and development.

Work under his direction has received several R&D and Management awards both at the unit level and organisationally. Currently he also is involved with the National programs of Hydrogen South Africa and Battery Research Centre.  Dr Mathe is known as an Energy Champion and Strategy Leader for Research Strategy and Government Policy development for Departments of Science and Technology (DST), Trade and Industry (dti), Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in South Africa.