The Centre for Rubber Science and Technology (CRST) draws on Nelson Mandela University’s historic experience in chemical rubber science and technology.

Its activities include the advancement of rubber related research and development programs across various disciplines such as Chemistry, Environmental Science and Computer Science; training for the needs of the rubber and tyre manufacturing industries within South Africa; and providing analytical and technical services to the South African rubber and tyre manufacturing and recycling industries.

Contact information
Prof Shanganyane Hlangothi
Assoc. Prof: Physical & Polymer Chemistry and Director: Centre for Rubber Science & Technology
Tel: 27 41 504 2437

Pumza Sobekwa
Labotarory Technician
Tel: +27415042380