UP, CSIR sign cooperation agreement on smart transport, cities In a well-known case of biopiracy, bioprojectors recognised by the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research recognised that Hoodia was marketable (after a marketing campaign falsely claiming that it was an appetite suppressant for weight loss) and patented its use as an appetite suppressant, without the traditional claims of the San people on the knowledge of pf Lanze and its use.  The patent was then sold to Unilever, which marketed Hoodia products as a dietary supplement.    In 2003, the South African San Council entered into an agreement with CSIR in which they would receive between 6 and 8% of the proceeds from the sale of Ho. Gordonii products, money that was to be deposited in a fund to buy land for the San who had been expropriated from their country by migratory tribes of North Africa.  Contact: Strategic Business Development Charl Harding E-mail: email@example.com CSIR, an agency of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, is one of the leading scientific and technological research, development and implementation organizations in Africa. Established in 1945 by an Act of Parliament as a Scientific Council, the CSIR conducts targeted and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation and industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of all South Africans. For more information, see www.csir.co.za David Mandaha: CSIR Media Relations Manager Mobile: 072 126 891 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 3.1 Documents to be sent to CSIR: CSIR funds are made available and controlled by the management institution responsible for grants. The amount of financial assistance for each sanctioned program is stated in the initial letter of assist and in the extension sanction. Grants are released in one or two instalments for each financial year. The granting of the first tranche shall be sent through the RBI-EFT (electronic transfer of funds) to the competent authority of the institution upon receipt of the LFS transaction request form (Form K). It is established that the scheme begins from the start date mentioned in the letter or within three months from the date of issue of the letter. In-quota and personnel subsidies are eligible on a pro rata basis and from the start date of the scheme (3.2).
Excess or unused subsidies are adjusted in the following year`s claims account. The quota and staff grants shall not be carried over to the following financial year. The following documents must be submitted to the CSIR upon receipt of the sanction letter: (i) an IP attestation countersigned by the head of the department/institution; that no other humanitarian organization funds the work proposed under the CSIR sanctioned regime and (ii) an agreement in form A required on the extrajudicial stamp paper of Rs 10/- (each page duly signed by PI) and (iii) the start date (iv) RBI EFT form (form K). The University of Pretoria (UP) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an agency of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), have signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of smart transport, cities and the environment. At the signing ceremony, CsIR Director General Dr Thulani Dlamini said the collaboration with the University of Pretoria has a long history and has always been productive. . . .