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Deputy Minister Thomson Hands Over School Desks To Students From St Chad High School

     29th July 2016 The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms. Barbara Thomson, has today 29 July 2016, handed over school desks as part of the continued Mandela month celebrations, at the St Chad High School in Ladysmith, Kwa Zulu-Natal. The desks are made out of biomass from cleared Alien Invasive... 

ECIC plays a pivotal role in Sub-Saharan Africa with 15 years of Project Export Excellence

     29th July 2016 The creation of ECIC began 15 years ago, in July 2001, when the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa LTD (ECIC), was given a mandate of filling a market gap through provision of medium to long term export credit and investment guarantees by underwriting bank loans for political and... 

Petrus Pieterse

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th July 2016 This week we feature Petrus Pieterse, CEO of Select PPE, a provider of personal protective equipment management solutions 

Unemployment rate remains virtually unchanged at 26.6% in Q2 – Stats SA

By: Anine Kilian     28th July 2016 South Africa’s unemployment rate fell by 0.1 of a percentage point to 26.6% in the second quarter, Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA’s) latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) shows. In total, 129 000 jobs were lost quarter-on-quarter, with both the formal and informal nonagricultural... 

Atlas Copco South Africa employee questions ASKed & answered

     28th July 2016 Atlas Copco South Africa once again showed its commitment to its employees with the launch on 11th May 2016 of the Atlas Copco Self Service Kiosk at the company’s Head Office in Jet Park, Johannesburg. Atlas Copco Holdings Vice President, Frans van Niekerk, was on hand to cut the ribbon during... 

Learners from poorly resourced schools participate in engineering job shadowing programme

     28th July 2016 In a move to empower the youth through its education, training and skills development programme, the Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative has partnered with Royal HaskoningDHV to offer twenty grade 12 learners a job shadowing opportunity at the company. Royal HaskoningDHV is an international... 

South African to chair international maths commission

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th July 2016 The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) has appointed local mathematics educator and University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Professor Jill Adler as its president. She is the first African to lead the ICMI and will serve in this position until 2020. She succeeds Ferdinando... 

Necsa, unions still in wage negotiations

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th July 2016 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) on Tuesday said it was still engaging with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union and Pelindaba Workers Unions on salary increases and conditions of service. Negotiations started in May, with the unions submitting 11 demands.... 

Barloworld’s supports Enactus in driving youth-led social change

     26th July 2016 University students compete nationally for the opportunity to represent South Africa at the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto with Barloworld’s help. At the global Enactus World Cup last year Barloworld showcased innovation with a custom-built application made for Google Cardboard 3D headset. 

Richards Bay IDZ poised for investment, jobs boost

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     25th July 2016 The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) on Monday opened its R16-million Phase 1A Customs Control Gate Complex. This was followed by a sod-turning event for the zone’s Techno Hub. 

NMMU to get SA's tenth medical school

By: News24Wire      25th July 2016 South Africa’s tenth medical school will be opened at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, the university announced on Sunday. The announcement was made on Saturday by NMMU vice chancellor Professor Derrick Swartz following the government's approval. 

South Africa waking up to entrepreneurship, but coordinated strategy still lacking

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd July 2016 Amid fiscal constraints, political uncertainties and extremely weak economic growth, South Africa is finally placing increasing emphasis on enterprise development and cultivating an entrepreneurship culture. Epitomising this shift in emphasis, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said... 

Africa’s brightest youth brainstorm solutions to socioeconomic challenges 

By: David Oliveira     22nd July 2016 One hundred of Africa’s most innovative youth gathered at the Brightest Young Minds (BYM) 2016 summit, held in Johannesburg last month, to discuss and find innovative solutions for Africa’s socioeconomic challenges. “BYM is a nonprofit public-benefit organisation aimed at providing a platform for... 

Computer-based training tool developed for process operators

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 Electrical engineering services provider Matra has developed a computer-based training (CBT) tool to demonstrate how multiple variables affecting one another can be applied to any process in the chemicals and pulp and paper industries. Matra sole proprietor David Leigh highlights that the... 

Developing existing skills to benefit businesses

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 To upskill professionals with degrees in the engineering industry and natural sciences, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has added an expert level course in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) to its range of offerings that already includes Energy... 

Improved Stem curriculum can benefit engineering sector

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 A nationwide need for improved curriculum delivery in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) education in primary and secondary schools, which skills and enterprise development organisation ORT South Africa (ORT SA) has responded to, will see more pupils studying... 

Jaco Maritz

     22nd July 2016 This week we feature Jaco Maritz Position, CFO of SYSPRO, an enterprise resource planning software company 

Nurtured skills to benefit engineering sector

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 Owing to there being a lack of welders, technicians and fitters, nonprofit organisation TEACH South Africa (TEACH) believes that nurturing pupils’ skills in mathematics, science and English in primary and secondary schools could significantly help to address the challenges in the engineering... 

Scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education under spotlight

By: Bruce Montiea     22nd July 2016 Advancing teaching innovation and research excellence in higher education will be the focus of this year’s Annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference. The conference, in its tenth year, is an international gathering of academics and researchers that will be held at the Southern Sun... 

South Africa waking up to entrepreneurship, but coordinated strategy still lacking

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd July 2016 Amid fiscal constraints political uncertainties and extremely weak economic growth, South Africa is finally placing increasing emphasis on enterprise development and cultivating an entrepreneurship culture. Epitomising this shift in emphasis, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has... 

Teaching scholarship in education under spotlight

By: Keith Campbell     22nd July 2016 Advancing teaching innovation and research excellence in higher education will be the focus of this year’s Annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference. The conference, in its tenth year, is an international gathering of academics and researchers that will be held at the Southern Sun... 

Training courses improve engineering skills, businesses and future stability

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 South African Energy and Water Skills Education Training Authority-accredited training provider Terra Firma Academy believes that South Africa’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and its intention to provide a sustainable energy and water supply can be supported through appropriate short... 

Sava Trains 1 000 Hospital Staff In The Recycling Of Non-Hazardous PVC Waste

     21st July 2016 “The rising costs of healthcare waste management in South Africa and the rest of the world are forcing hospitals and clinics to rethink the way in which they deal with their healthcare waste”.  This is the opinion of Southern African Vinyls Association CEO, Delanie Bezuidenhout, who, in... 

South Africa gears up for Habitat III; needs to be active in global New Urban Agenda

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th July 2016 South Africa is preparing to showcase its position at the United Nations’ (UN’s) upcoming third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), where the ‘New Urban Agenda’ on human settlements and urbanisation will be adopted for the next 20 years. The country is... 

IFC acquires 4% stake in ADvTECH

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th July 2016 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has acquired a 2.5% equity stake in South Africa-based private education provider ADvTECH for R190-million. The investment will support ADvTECH’s expansion in sub-Saharan Africa, which is expected to lead to better educational access for at least 30 000... 

ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

By: Anine Kilian     19th July 2016 When it comes to information and communication technology (ICT) skills, South Africa continues to fall behind its African peers, according to the University of the Witwatersrand’s Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), which launched its seventh consecutive skills trends survey of... 

Donald and Minnie surprise Nokuphila kids on Mandela Day

     19th July 2016 July 2016 - Parker Hannifin Sales Company South Africa employees spent their 67 minutes in celebration of Mandela Day at the Nokuphila School on the 18th of July. 67 minutes was filled with reading time, face painting and a surprise visit from Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse.  "It was super awesome... 

JCSE ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

     19th July 2016 Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering has launched its seventh consecutive skills trends survey in the South African information and communications technology sector. The survey is part of the JCSE’s continuous effort to create a meaningful representation of South Africa’s ICT... 

Understanding the Tax Implications of the Youth Wage Subsidy

     19th July 2016 Although the controversial Youth Wage Subsidy, made possible through the Employment Incentive Act has been with us for a while, many businesses don’t realise that they should be receiving monetary benefits from it. With its extension beyond 2016 in doubt, businesses have limited time to apply for... 

Misinvoicing causing countries to lose up to 67% export earnings – UN

By: Anine Kilian     18th July 2016 Some commodity-dependent developing countries are losing as much as 67% of their exports, worth billions of dollars, to trade misinvoicing, according to a new study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). Trade misinvoicing is thought to be one of the largest drivers... 

Imperial Unjani Clinics: Transforming Healthcare, Empowering Women, Creating Jobs

     18th July 2016 Almost 90% of South Africa’s population relies on the country’s under-resourced public healthcare system, which is further burdened by many patients who have insufficient knowledge to self-medicate or who seek healthcare from the incorrect levels within the system.   This led to Imperial... 

ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year is today South Africa's foremost ICT in education competition for teachers

     15th July 2016 South Africa’s ability to provide learners with effective maths and science education is a key to the future success of our economy. Poor performance in these important subjects, coupled with a lack of ICT knowledge on the part of South African educators, was identified as a serious problem by... 

Budding app economy to provide broad benefits for commerce and society

By: Schalk Burger     15th July 2016 The application (app) economy in South Africa can provide the benefits of mobility for many aspects of civil service and commerce, as well as support business growth and broader access to government resources. However, the immaturity of the local app economy, compared with those in developed... 

Budding app economy to provide broad benefits for commerce and society

By: Schalk Burger     15th July 2016 The application (app) economy in South Africa can provide the benefits of mobility for many aspects of civil service and commerce, as well as support business growth and broader access to government resources. However, the immaturity of the local app economy, compared with those in developed... 

Company strengthens ties with African country

     15th July 2016 Global engineering, project management and construction company Bechtel has extended its partnership with Gabon, which it has been working with since 2010 to create and implement a $25-billion national infrastructure plan. 

Increased imports and skills shortage threaten industry

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th July 2016 Increasing volumes of questionable quality paint from less regulated countries are reaching South Africa. This could negatively affect profitability and lead to more job losses for the local coatings sector. South African Paint Manufacturers Association (Sapma) executive director Deryck Spence... 

International journal tackles global challenge of corrosion

     15th July 2016 Owing to corrosion costing companies more than $2-trillion a year globally,  high impact scientific and medical information publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG) – part of scientific publishing company Springer Nature Corrosion – has reached an agreement with the Chinese Society for Corrosion... 

Sherry Zameer

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th July 2016 This week we feature Sherry Zameer, senior VP for Africa at Gemalto, a company that provides technologies and services that enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data. It also provides services related to personal devices, connected objects and the cloud,... 

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