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Changing office trends in South Africa, fast-tracked by Covid-19

22nd September 2020 Covid-19 and the resultant lockdown regulations across the globe have led to many people working from home, avoiding the traditional office workspace and experiencing an unprecedented blend of work and private life. In addition, businesses have been forced to quickly adapt to new ways of working.... 

Virtual support to help local businesses survive Covid-19

10th September 2020 A new virtual business networking group offers local businesses hard-hit by Covid-19, a range of  resources to help keep trading. The platform aims to provide South African business owners the opportunity to network with like-minded people within a virtual community, while also helping to find... 

Virtual support to help local businesses survive Covid-19
Business Networking SA provides networking opportunities for South African businesses

Contractor training improves safety and meets client requirements

4th September 2020 A new integrated Learning Management System (LMS) platform provides computer-based training materials to help contractors satisfy client and job-site requirements, while also helping to improve work-place safety. The learning management system software application aims to provide complementary,... 

Contractor training improves safety and meets client requirements
ISN provides computer-based training materials for contractors

Disaster recovery solutions tailored to SME's

4th September 2020 To date, structured disaster recovery solutions have been available only for larger South African companies, however, new services specifically tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now available. Disasters may take various forms – whether environmental, such as fires and... 

Disaster recovery solutions tailored to SME's
ContinuitySA has introduced Recovery as a Service (RaaS) aimed at SMEs

New mobile app simplifies bearing mounting

27th August 2020 A new mobile tool aims to simplify the process of mounting and installing bearings and is designed so that it can be used by everyone in a maintenance organisation. The application (app) is said to be suitable for use by all engineering and maintenance teams to help minimise the problems of... 

New mobile app simplifies bearing mounting
SKF Bearing Assist app enables quick, correct and easy mounting of bearings

Plumber training goes digital in a South African first

21st August 2020 A digital plumber training programme is set to transform plumber training in the industry, while providing Fourth Industrial Revolution skills to plumbers, in a bid to future proof businesses and drive water-saving habits across the country. SqwidNet, the only licensed Sigfox operator in South... 

Plumber training goes digital in a South African first
SqwidNet has partnered with the Institute of Plumbing South Africa to launch The Digital Plumber Training Programme

Free online education for South African learners

30th June 2020 A free online education portal encompassing the South African Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement, or CAPS, curriculum from Grade R to Grade 12, in almost all of the country’s official languages, is now available. Online educational producer DigiCampus offers a comprehensive online... 

Free online education for South African learners
DigiCampus offers a comprehensive online learning platform in multiple languages

Virtual public consultation tool

3rd June 2020 An interactive Web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult stakeholders remotely, has been launched. The new tool will allow clients to interact with a wider audience who cannot attend in-person meetings during consultation periods and continue to drive public engagement with... 

Virtual public consultation tool
A graphic representation of AECOM's virtual public consultation tool

Free support for distance learning in Africa

8th April 2020 In line with a number of recent governments’ directives for distance learning, a new programme aims to support schools and universities across Africa in establishing a virtual learning environment, by providing expertise and tools at no cost.   HP Inc. announced the launch of the BeOnline... 

Free support for distance learning in Africa
The BeOnline programme gives schools access to a comprehensive remote learning environment

Augmented-reality maintenance platform

13th March 2020 A new generation of instructional material with augmented reality and featuring a mix of different multimedia, has been developed. Augmented reality can be used to give intuitive instructions and guidance on-site and on demand. Using mobile devices or head-mounted displays, a number of options... 

Augmented-reality maintenance platform
Augmented reality helps to bring training to life

Innovative thermal energy storage chain

26th February 2020 Academics at the University of Nottingham, in the UK have developed thermal energy technology for a range of applications including buildings, greenhouses, cold storage and industrial processes. The patented ChainStore technology is being promoted by Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and... 

Innovative thermal energy storage chain
Researchers at the University of Nottingham holding a sample of ChainStore

Open initiative for digital data integration and collaboration

26th February 2020 A new digital platform that aims to facilitate the integration of original-equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs’) data across the marine, power and energy industries, has been made available. The platform enables the exchange of data in a controlled and secure manner among participating OEMs, operators... 

Online mining course launched

20th February 2020 An online course designed to broaden the understanding of modern mining and its associated technologies, has been developed.   The course aims to cover the complete mining cycle, from discovery to reclamation, as well as the latest innovation and technology spurring improvements in the sector.... 

Empowering women in engineering

6th February 2020 The Intombazane Development Trust has recently invested in a diesel and gas engine component remanufacture company, as part of its efforts to empower its members and beneficiaries. The move is seen by the remanufacture company as an effort to embrace the spirit of transformation and development,... 

Prize-winning edible straws

16th January 2020 A passion for environmental sustainability recently bagged a second-year Chemical Engineering student at Stellenbosch University (SU) a massive cash prize. Moved by a Facebook post of a sea turtle with a plastic fork stuck in its nose, 19-year old Leila Siljeur felt she had to do something to... 

Prize-winning edible straws
Environment-friendly edible straws are popular with students

BMG

15th November 2019 BMG’s Academy of Excellence aims to support the overall vision of our organization by creating and developing learning programmes and events that support group strategies. 

BMG

Colliery Training College

15th November 2019 Colliery Training College (CTC) offers artisan and mining training to all employers in any industry. Our training and trade test centers are fully accredited by the Mining Qualifications Authority, the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations and the National Artisan Moderating Body. 

Colliery Training College

University of Pretoria

14th November 2019 The Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), University of Pretoria offers internationally recognised postgraduate programmes at honours, masters and doctoral level which relate to the disciplines of technology and innovation, engineering or project management.  

University of Pretoria

Keep abreast of trends with Veasey's Engineering College - your GCC study partner

11th November 2019 In the fast-changing landscape of the mining, construction and manufacturing industries, globally, engineering companies depend more and more on vocational skills training providers like Veasey's Engineering College to reboot their staff to ensure they stay relevant. 

Keep abreast of trends with Veasey's Engineering College - your GCC study partner

Helping companies to understand the Carbon Tax Act

10th October 2019 Training that assists companies to better understand and comply with the newly implemented Carbon Tax Act, is now available. The Carbon Tax Act commenced in June 2019 and aims to impose a tax on carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions and address related matters. 

Online portal offers insights into promising African markets

10th September 2019 A website that presents data and analysis related to the growing markets of Africa, has been announced. The online portal acts as a knowledge resource designed to equip users with information about business opportunities in African countries, providing elements such as statistics, strengths and... 

Micro-computer soon to be available

26th August 2019 The Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched in South Africa and is awaiting Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s approval. The microcomputers were developed by the Raspberry Pi foundation in the UK to promote teaching of basic computer science but are also used in robotics and similar... 

Advantages of interactive white boards highlighted

21st May 2019 An interactive board or smart board, named after the original manufacturer, allows a user to project an image and interact with it by writing on it or moving it on the board. The board is connected to a computer and works with a projector. The projector displays what is open on the computer... 

Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies

6th November 2018 Research and Development Services at Stellenbosch University: We conduct detailed financial and technical feasibility studies to assist with the understanding of various renewable energy technologies Short courses (ECSA accredit) to develop and enhance you knowledge in renewable energy... 

Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies

North West University – Chemical Resource Beneficiation

15th November 2017 The CRB focuses on adding value to the SA national mineral and chemical resource base. This research focus area is the clustering of related chemical and chemical engineering disciplines which guarantees the competitive advantage of supplying the single largest SA business sector,namely... 

North West University – Chemical Resource Beneficiation

Endress+Hauser

8th November 2017 Meet the ‘People for Process Automation’ We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We offer comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analysis, temperature, recording and digital communications across a wide... 

Endress+Hauser
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