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University of Pretoria inaugurates new immersive technology lab
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology has launched a new immersive technology lab at the Department of Information Science as a way of... 


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Institute warns of looming change in standards
12th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

As the unit standards of the current National Qualifications Framework (NQF) expired in June 2023, with the last enrolment of learners in June 2024, professional body Institute for Work at Height... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation showcases simulated mine training facility
Murray & Roberts Cementation showcases simulated mine training facility
10th April 2024

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation in mid-March showcased its mock-up mine and other training facilities for underground mechanised mining operators, supervisors and engineers at its... 


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Regulations need to adapt to evolving industry – drone specialist
29th March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

A collaborative approach between industry authority the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and drone operators is critical in further easing regulations for new and existing drone... 


New innovation fund for South African tertiary institutions launched with UN support
27th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly launched a new fund to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the... 


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City of Cape Town, NBI partner on artisan skills development programme
19th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The City of Cape Town’s Facilities Management Department has partnered with the National Business Initiative (NBI) on an artisan development programme, with the first cohort of 31 learners having... 


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cidb, Deputy Minister launch programme to accelerate construction industry transformation
15th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Public Works and Infrastructure Deputy Minister Bernice Swart and industry regulator the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) on March 14 officially launched the B.U.I.L.D Programme,... 


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Industry body condemns fuel adulteration
15th March 2024

Industry body the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has affirmed in a statement released in January that it condemns the adulteration of diesel with illuminating paraffin. It... 


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Methanol surge expected to continue
15th March 2024

In recent years, the demand for methanol has witnessed a significant surge, particularly within the marine and construction industries, states analytical reportage company Persistence Market... 


A picture of Shell Downstream South Africa learning and development manager Kefilwe Maseko stood in front of a Shell banner by a school blackboard
Programme targets underprivileged youth
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help... 


A unitrans tanker at a depot in the setting sun
Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and... 


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White biotechnology solutions highlighted
15th March 2024

Market intelligence specialists IDTechEx reported in February that handbags made of mushroom leather and biodegradable foodware are two examples of how white biotechnology can produce functional... 


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Biobased plastics launched to transform auto sector
15th March 2024

A consortium led by sustainable technology innovator Sonichem has been granted nearly R14.6-million in funding from UK government agency Innovate UK’s 'Resource efficiency for materials and... 


Ceta invests R180m in training initiatives
14th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta) has allocated about R180-million to fund various training initiatives, which is set to benefit 2 267 learners across all nine provinces.... 


worker's hands, laying cement
Built Environment Indaba to address substandard project delivery, other challenges
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Poor-quality projects, site invasions and inadequate transformation are some of the key issues that will be addressed at the inaugural Built Environment Indaba, which will be held at the Gallagher... 


Deep Space Initiative executive director and founder Sara Sabry
How to advance African participation in the space industry
11th March 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

As the global space industry continues to expand, with new technological advancements and groundbreaking discoveries, it is crucial to address the question of how African countries, including South... 


Championing women’s empowerment at Forbes Woman Africa summit
11th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Political party African National Congress Treasurer General Dr Gwen Ramokgopa delivered a powerful keynote speech to open the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit 2024, held in Johannesburg on... 


The newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers one blue and one yellow
New analysers launched at Indaba
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s... 


Property transformation programme launched
6th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry regulator the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority (PPRA) on March 6 launched the Transformation Property Partnership programme, which is aimed at enabling meaningful youth... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
EWSETA develops, implements specialised renewable energy, water training programmes
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

To support the development of critical skills within the water and energy sector, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is developing and implementing specialised... 


Air Liquide subsidiary chooses local BBBEE partner
1st March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa (ALLISA) has appointed investment holding company Community Investment Holdings (CIH) as its local broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) partner,... 


IBM technical community leader Satish Babu
IBM investing in AI training to address technology skills gap
29th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

To address the impending skills shortage in the artificial intelligence (AI) and automation space, technology company IBM has launched initiatives to train two-million learners globally, focusing... 


Unisa Enterprise, MMSEZ sign training agreement
28th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Commercialisation entity Unisa Enterprise (UE) and the Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) have signed a partnership agreement to develop an MMSEZ-accredited and non-accredited skills... 


Ewseta CEO Mpho Mookapele
TVET colleges ‘not in a good state’ – Ewseta
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) CEO Mpho Mookapele has... 


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Industry failure to report skills requirements undermining economic growth
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has said it cannot accurately determine critical skills needs in the sector because industry participants do not accurately... 


OATC representative Gary Concar
OATC celebrates tenth anniversary, highlights importance of offshore safety
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC), in Cape Town, in the Western Cape, celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 22 and introduced a new survival training course. As South Africa moves... 


Absa Group CEO Arrie Rautenbach
Absa launches repositioned brand, aims for human-centred banking
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services provider Absa has launched its repositioned brand, signalling a shift to a more deliberately customer-centric business with the new brand promise being the theme ‘Your Story... 


Forge Academy launches new 4IR training centre in partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Technology training company Forge Academy has launched a new Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) training centre and two courses in partnership with mining company Sibanye-Stillwater. The first two... 


UJ launches STEM education initiative for high schools
16th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The University of Johannesburg (UJ), in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), has launched a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative that will bolster... 


Shoprite launches new robotics labs for local high schools
Shoprite launches new robotics labs for local high schools
7th February 2024

As part of the first phase of technology support for various schools around South Africa, the Shoprite Foundation facilitated the launch of two fully equipped robotics laboratories at the Mountview... 


Seascape Marine Services donates inboard engine
2nd February 2024

Maritime solutions provider Seascape Marine Services has donated a Yanmar inboard diesel engine to the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Yacht and Boat... 


Cesa president David Leukes
Built environment digital transformation needs education, training collaboration
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The digital and automation transformation taking place in the engineering disciplines means that it is essential for the local industry to invest in education and training to equip the workforce... 


Mastercard to employ 14 youth this year as part of YES scheme
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global payments technology company Mastercard has partnered with South Africa's Youth Employment Service (YES) to help bridge the youth unemployment gap in the country and will take in 14 YES youth... 


A beach in the Eastern Cape
Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory launched in Mthatha
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have launched the Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Mthatha... 


Oranges packed in a box
Association launches citrus farming programme for high school learners
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa (CGA) has launched a Citrus Secondary programme qualification in citrus production at 16 schools in South Africa. The... 


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Huge investment to bring Rwanda water relief
19th January 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) board in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, announced last month that it had approved loans of over R4.7-billion to Rwanda, to improve the... 


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