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Jul 26, 2013
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT Companies should realise that there is nothing ‘soft’ about soft skills
Soft skills, which encompass social, communication and self-management behaviour, are being neglected, with hard-skills training enjoying prominence, owing to the current state of the South African economy, skills and training networking company Alusani Skills &...
Jul 26, 2013
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Global IT services and consulting company T-Systems will launch the new phase of its training programme at its information and communication technology (ICT) Academy in January next year. “ICT skills are lacking in the country. There is a definite gap in the...
Jul 26, 2013
Education creates active citizens who know their rights, and are empowered to use these rights to hold their government accountable and are able to fully participate in their economy, says newly established political party Agang SA leader Dr Mamphela Ramphele....
Jul 26, 2013
Several initiatives have been launched to further train or develop unskilled and unemployed individuals through the Fluor Training Centre (FTC), in Secunda, Mpumulanga.
Jul 26, 2013
From its base of operations at the southern tip of Africa, German car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), has entrenched itself as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage, producing vehicles of exceptional quality, class-leading technological...
Jul 26, 2013
Nuclear technology for electricity production has received increased attention in South Africa, especially after the South African government published the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010. A slight growth in the nuclear power industry is expected, owing to the...
Jul 26, 2013
The second instalment of a multimillion-rand project to bridge the knowledge gap between industry and academia with regard to information and communication technology (ICT) was launched as part of the ICT programme last month. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan...
Jul 27, 2012
South Africa needs to produce ten times the number of engineers it currently has to compete with developed countries, says skills development company The Office Coach participating member Deirdre Elphick-Moore, quoting statistics released by the Engineering Council...
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Training provider Alusani Skills & Training Network reports that it has an offering of over 150 courses in 19 different topic areas to assist various industries in improving the skills of their staff.
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Health and safety training and equipment provider Action Training Academy (ATA) has joined forces with consulting and training firm KBC Health & Safety (KBC) and working-at-height training provider Height Wise Training Academy to develop an encompassing health and...
Jul 15, 2011
Global project management education company Davis & Dean will expand its local service offering in the next two months when it introduces a computer-based simulation focused on the financial aspect of project management.
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
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Atlas Copco Construction Tools, a division of industrial group Atlas Copco’s construction and mining technique business area, has established a training centre, in Kalmar, Sweden.
Jul 16, 2010
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has won this year’s Cyber Junkyard Challenge, a mechatronics competition that drew entries from 11 engineering tertiary institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 16, 2010
Software development company Dariel Solutions sponsors the independent, nonprofit Vuleka School by setting up computers, networking, asymmetric digital subscriber lines and Internet connectivity through Internet service providers, to expose the learners to...
Jul 16, 2010
Consulting engineering company SSI is participating in the Consulting Engineers South Africa’s National Job Shadow Month, in July, which aims to expose learners to the engineering environment, particularly consulting engineering.
Jul 16, 2010
Consulting engineers and project implementation company Hatch has developed and implemented a training programme for draughting education and training institution African Academy.
Jul 17, 2009
Business simulations designers Business Today has developed a range of experiential board-based business simulations, named the Business Laboratory, that are used worldwide as a vehicle for providing staff with a working knowledge of business and finance.
Jul 17, 2009
The shortage of electrical engineering specialists globally, owing to retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies, has inspired engineering and technical training company IDC Technologies to develop an on-line electrical engineering...
Jul 17, 2009
The global union federation Education International (EI) has launched a new campaign and website that aims to assist its 400 member organisations in their efforts to ensure that funding for public education is enhanced.
Jul 17, 2009
A new quality council for education, the quality council for trades and occupations (QCTO) will take shape under the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and should be operational from April 1, 2010.
Jul 17, 2009
The Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) reports that there is incongruity between the needs of industry and the training and education that students receive at tertiary institutions.

Jul 17, 2009
Independent statutory advisory body the Council on Higher Education (CHE), which advises to the Minister of Higher Education and Training and is responsible for quality assurance and promotion in higher education, CEO Dr Cheryl de la Rey tells Engineering News that...
Jul 18, 2008
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Brick manufacturing company Corobrik's building training centre in KwaZulu-Natal has been appointed as a construction centre of excellence by the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta).
Jul 18, 2008
The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) opened the School of Consulting Engineering (SCE) in a bid to provide an opportunity for consulting engineers, their clients and others in the built environment to enhance their business, professional and...
Jul 18, 2008
Supplier of submerged arc furnaces, Tenova Pyromet, is responding to the call for skilled personnel in a sector beset by skills shortages, through the implementation of its internship and training programmes.
Jul 18, 2008
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) supports the accelerated artisan training model that has been developed by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) in a bid to grow the technical skills base in South Africa.
Jul 18, 2008
Consulting engineering and project management company Read, Swatman & Voigt (RSV) has implemented a programme to train draughtspeople. RSV computer-aided development (CAD) manager Danie de Waal tells Engineering News that the programme is inspired by the...
Jul 18, 2008
Power tool manufacturer Stihl, in association with its two key training providers Practical solutions and Enviro Chainsaws have trained more than 4 000 field workers in the use of chainsaws and brushcutters to clear invasive alien vegetation threatening water...
Jul 20, 2007
At the beginning of this year, engineering services company Lesedi Nuclear Services, a full South African subsidiary of the French nuclear multinational giant, AREVA NP, developed a recruitment process, and identified and selected a number of young engineers from...
Jul 20, 2007
Specialists in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of expanded polystyrene building systems, Automa Building Products (ABP), has opened a new training facility in Isando, Gauteng.
Jul 20, 2007
The PANGAEA Academy together with Project Management and Construction forms part of the portfolio of the director Francois Bosch.
Jul 20, 2007
Petrochemical giant Sasol is investing R140-million in the funding of a special artisan training project, scheduled to run until early 2010. The programme has additionally received R60-million in funding from the Chemical Industry Education and Training authority...
Jul 20, 2007
The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education Training Authority (Merseta) has launched the third phase of its initiative to provide free Adult Basic Education and training to levy-paying small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).
Jul 20, 2007
Private education and training company Didaxis, a division of eDegree, is a provider of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET), and is geared towards tackling the basic needs of skills development, says MD Gregory Martin.
Jul 20, 2007
Education and business solutions company Insite Training offers a technical report writing course for engineers that is designed to improve engineers� ability to write and construct a persuasive argument, says sales director Karl von Buddenbrock.
Jun 29, 2007
One of the world’s leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, and infrastructure sectors, Autodesk, and the African Academy, are working to decrease shortages of skilled workers.
Jan 26, 2007
South African turnkey cooling system, and process and industrial equipment, projects company DBT Technologies – trading as DB Thermal – will be introducing into the local market improved cooling technologies developed overseas by its sister companies, SPX...
Jan 22, 2007
The Dutch government will contribute R69-million over the next four years for a new literacy and numeracy research programme to be launched in South Africa on Tuesday.
Jan 18, 2007
South Africa's domestic steel sales rose by 26,2% in 2006, to a record 5,34-million tons, according to data released by the South African Iron and Steel Institute on Thursday. Domestic sales in 2005 reached 4,23-million tons, 6,1% less than the previous year....
Dec 15, 2006
South Africa’s nuclear sector has benefited significantly in recent years, in terms of human capital development, from assistance from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Dec 15, 2006
The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) at the University of Johannesburg has become the first tertiary institution to offer the full spectrum of engineering skills under a single umbrella.
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