Apr 13, 2012
Professional supply-chain body hosts first SA forumBack
Africa|Education|PROJECT|Africa|Angola|Botswana|Lesotho|Mozambique|Namibia|South Africa|Swaziland|Chartered Institute Of Purchas|Institute Of Directors|Andre Coetzee|Carin Stoltz-Urban|Joe Samuels
© Reuse this
Chartered Institute of Purchas- ing and Supply (CIPS) Southern Africa MD and host of the meeting Andre Coetzee said: “There is a clear need for a forum of this nature [to speak] with one voice on matters such as the Green Paper on Post-School Education and Training, besides others. It is also significant for the sake of networking with other professional bodies on matters of mutual concern.”
South African Qualifications Authority CEO Joe Samuels addressed the bodies on the Green Paper on Post-School Education and Training and also updated all present on the progress of the pilot project launched last year on the recognition of professional bodies and registration of their professional designations on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), in terms of the NQF Act.
“We are excited about the posi- tive response and trust that this forum will grow from strength to strength,” says CIPS head of professional development and education Carin Stoltz-Urban, who was instrumental in the creation of this new body.
The next meeting of the forum will be hosted by the Institute of Directors towards the end of April.
A global professional body, CIPS Southern Africa, represents South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Angola, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. The organisation, in partnership with various institutions in those countries, works to serve the purchasing and supply profession and to promote good practice.
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Economy News
Development financier Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) on Tuesday reported a stable balance sheet for the 2013/14 financial year, boasting a net asset value of R1-billion at year-end. Speaking at the financier’s performance results at the ECDC headquarters...
Updated 7 hours ago Trade union Solidarity warned on Wednesday that ongoing restructuring and retrenchments in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry continued to put employees in the sector under “immense” pressure. This as the union claimed it had received...
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
This Week's Magazine
The broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) alignment process in the con-struction sector has begun, dur-ing which the sector codes of the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) will be aligned with the revised Codes of Good Practice (CoGP), which come...
It is second time lucky for Toby Venter. Ten years ago he negotiated to buy the Kyalami racetrack, but “the deal did not materialise”.
Environmental solutions company I-Cat started construction work on its R22-million, 1 949 m2 environmentally sustainable office and warehouse facility, commissioned by I-CAT Environmental Solutions, at a launch event in October. The new sustainable I-CAT campus,...
Effective file synchronisation and sharing across an organisation’s structures can provide the basis for robust mobile-device and document management while maintaining proper backup, version control and content distribution. These are the lessons learned by complex...
Hotel group Carlson Rezidor currently holds the largest hotel pipeline in Africa with 30 hotels and 6 300 rooms under development. The hotel group develops and operates Radisson Blu in the upper upscale segment and Park Inn by Radisson in the mid-market segment. With...