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Job initiative to train youths to install solar geysers made from recyclable materials

12th February 2021 Youth employment organisation Lulaway's social impact division Lulalab Foundation has developed a youth employment initiative that trains youths to assemble, install and maintain gravity-fed solar geysers that are made from recycled materials in informal settlements. The pilot phase of the... 

Schneider Electric announces long-term commitments to achieve sustainability goals

12th February 2021 Energy management and automation multinational Schneider Electric has announced six long-term commitments to help it achieve its sustainability goals by 2025. This forms part of its new Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) programme, which will be implemented from 2021 to 2025. 

WEF recognises local SharkSafe tech innovation

12th February 2021 The SharkSafe Barrier, developed by Stellenbosch University (SU) research commercialisation company Innovus, was recognised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) digital platform UpLink as one of the top ocean innovators and was chosen as one of eleven innovations that have the potential to address... 

Seifsa calls for finalisation, implementation of Steel Master Plan

12th February 2021 Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called for the finalisation and speedy implementation of the Steel Master Plan, which it believes will benefit primary and downstream players in the local steel industry. It is also considered to be key... 

Blended apprenticeship and digital artisan training proposed for Africa

12th February 2021 New approaches to artisan education in line with Industry 4.0 paradigms are being crafted that use a blend of digital training and apprenticeships, and are being proposed as a sustainable training model for Africa. Digital artisan training facilitator BluLever Education is launching a new... 

Stellenbosch municipality to consider alternative energy sources

12th February 2021 Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier and Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Minister Anton Bredell have welcomed a decision by the Stellenbosch municipal council to consider generating and using alternate electricity energy supplies... 

UP metallurgical engineering degree programme ranked first in South Africa by METF

11th February 2021 The metallurgical engineering degree programme offered by the University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), has been ranked the best of its kind in South Africa for... 

City of Joburg invites smart city innovation proposals

11th February 2021 The City of Johannesburg’s Smart City Office, in collaboration with digital innovation hub Tshimologong Innovation Precinct, invites technology and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) start-up companies to submit proposals for smart city innovative solutions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.... 

Implats scores an A for water disclosure

11th February 2021 Platinum-group metals (PGM) producer Impala Platinum (Implats) says it has received an A rating for its water disclosure submission to global voluntary disclosure nonprofit organisation CDP for the 2020 CDP Water Disclosure Project. The rating, which also marks the second consecutive year Implats... 

Changing Ethiopian ICT landscape presents attractive opportunities and potential, says market research firm

10th February 2021 Information and communication technology (ICT) market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) says there are positive opportunities in Ethiopia as the government focuses on liberalising the telecommunications sector and allowing for foreign investment. This move creates space for... 

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