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Education and Training

University introduces postgrad polymer course

By: System Author     5th February 1999 The University of Pretoria (UP) has introduced a course in polymers at postgraduate level as a new area of specialisation. The course is presented under the auspices of the department of chemical engineering, but also involves assistance from the departments of chemistry and physics, as well as... 

Training effort bolstered

By: System Author     5th February 1999 In a programme to further improve its training efforts, the Plastics Industry Training Board (PITB) is to place new emphasis on the role of coaches at plastics companies around the country this year. “We’ve named 1999 as the ‘year of the coaches’ to emphasise the... 

R18m flying school contract completed ahead of schedule

By: System Author     5th February 1999 An R18-million resurfacing of the runway and standing areas at Langebaan Central Flying School in the Cape was completed by Concor in December, two months ahead of schedule, reports Concor Roads MD Chris Barclay. The contract originally specified the laying of a premix asphalt overlay on top of... 

Master’s degree programme through Internet

By: System Author     5th February 1999 THE Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch is offering Master’s degree programmes as well as individual postgraduate modules through the Internet and interactive television on a distance-education basis. This will be the first time that Master’s degree... 

New training accreditation for sector

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 THE Civil Engineering Industry Training Board (CEITB) plans to implement a new process of accreditation for providers of training in the industry in February. It became necessary to make certain changes to the existing process because of shortfalls in the process. New legislation also provides... 

New training scheme for air force appies

By: Archivist     15th January 1999 The South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) School of Logistics Training (SLT) has introduced a new training system based on that developed by the Swiss Pilatus company, manufacturer of the SAAF’s PC-7 Mark II Astra basic training aircraft. “We needed a training system which... 

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