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Education, Training and Consulting

UK government investment boosts youth employment opportunities

26th November 2021 The British High Commission in South Africa has launched a new initiative to work with local partners to train unemployed youth in technical skills.  The investment aims to give marginalised youth increased access to trade apprenticeships in an effort to help them gain sustainable work and reduce... 

Focus on digital education in schools

19th November 2021 The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is working with the private sector to roll out programmes that enable broad based digital education in schools across the country. Project Liberate envisions a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) hub that focusses on education and... 

Image of training workshop to show that Macrocomm Group are working with government to provide broad based digital education to learners
Macrocomm Group are working with government to provide broad based digital education to learners

On-demand support for connectivity solutions

12th November 2021 A leading provider of audio visual (AV) and information technology connectivity and management solutions, has announced that it is establishing a local presence in Johannesburg, South Africa. ATEN International will provide support and a virtual interactive showroom for hands-on training and... 

Image of ATEN International's Johannesburg showroom
ATEN International offers training and product demonstrations at its Johannesburg showroom

High-tech skills training delivered on site

29th October 2021 State-of-the-art skills training for underground mining that includes new systems such as virtual reality tools and interactive touchscreens, are soon to be made available to customers on site. According to Murray & Roberts Cementation education, training and development executive Tony Pretorius,... 

Image showing Murray & Roberts Cementation has launched new skills training initiatives for customers and staff
Murray & Roberts Cementation has launched new skills training initiatives for customers and staff

Partnerships accelerate youth employment

7th October 2021 Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator supports unemployed work-seekers by building partnerships with the private sector, government and civil society. It aims to develop innovative solutions at scale, that help to break the barriers that keep young women and men locked out of opportunity. The... 

Image of youth to illustrate Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator provides solutions to help reduce youth unemployment
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator provides solutions to help reduce youth unemployment

Centre strives to ensure quality concrete

1st October 2021 The AfriSam Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) supports the continuous improvement of the company’s range of technology and offerings in cement and construction materials and also offers a service to customers and the broader construction sector. “Our product development team works closely with... 

Image of AfriSam employee to illustrate AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence acts as an independent testing agency for customers
AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence acts as an independent testing agency for customers

Minerals processing training for sustainable solutions

30th September 2021 Customers in the mining industry increasingly expect to be able to partner with companies that have insight and understanding of operational contexts and are able to offer sustainable solutions to the minerals processing sector. In order to meet these expectations, the Weir Minerals Mill Circuit... 

Image of staff at The Mill Circuit University that trains Weir Minerals Africa staff about its products in the circuit
The Mill Circuit University trains Weir Minerals Africa staff about its products in the circuit

AI technology to overcome language barriers in South Africa

23rd September 2021 A new artificial intelligence (AI) platform that translates speech into text from English and local languages, has a unique ability to interpret South African accents. The technology could have a far-reaching impact on education, health and business sectors. The platform, called izwe.ai, was... 

Image of people on computers, illustrating a new artificial intelligence platform has been unveiled by Telkom, in collaboration with Enlabeler
A new artificial intelligence platform has been unveiled by Telkom, in collaboration with Enlabeler

Panel builder programme supports accelerated business growth

26th August 2021 An interactive and intuitive panel builder programme aims to encourage transformative projects within a company’s energy management ecosystem. Recently launched by Schneider Electric, the platform is designed to enable the company’s partners to meet customers’ requirements, while also achieving... 

Image of panel builder programme technicians
The mySchneider panel builder programme supports accelerated business growth

Free e-book to help improve mines’ supervisory performance

4th August 2021 A free e-book aims to help mining organisations boost operational efficiency and lift production by coaching supervisors and improving performance. OIM Consulting, which specialises in increasing profitability through building front-line leader capability within the mining sector, recently... 

Image of OIM free e-book
OIM Consulting’s free e-book: Understanding the drivers of supervisory performance

Technology centre boosts mines’ digital journey

4th August 2021 Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has launched a Technology Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, that aims to assist the region’s mining industry on its journey into the digital future. According to the centre’s manager Hosea Molife the facility’s key aim is to use digital technology to make mines safer... 

Image of Sandvik Technology Centre
The Technology Centre can make use of various Sandvik solutions to render data useful to the customer

New course aims to develop creative problem solvers

9th July 2021 Project Management Institute (PMI), the globally-recognised association for project professionals and changemakers, announced the launch of a new course designed to mentor individuals and organisations and to help build the skills needed for modern creative collaboration. The Wicked Problem... 

Image of PMI Wicked Problem Solving course and tool kit
PMI has launched the Wicked Problem Solving course and tool kit

New electro-hydraulics training course launched

9th July 2021 A new course focusing on the electrical control of hydraulic circuits aims to enable a better understanding of the electro-hydraulic control system and also enhance fault finding techniques. To expand the scope of the training offered to customers and to ensure they are equipped to meet the... 

Image of training course by Bosch Rexroth
New electro-hydraulic training course offered by Bosch Rexroth

Free online training tackles youth unemployment

24th June 2021 A free online vocational training platform to help young South Africans build skills to find or create jobs, has recently been launched. Created in response to the high rate of youth unemployment in South Africa and the continent, the platform will focus on empowerment through educating and... 

The Trace Academia online platform is aimed at educating and training young people
The Trace Academia online platform is aimed at educating and training young people

Innovative app breaks down language barriers in fight against Covid-19

23rd June 2021 A local mobile application (app) aims to improve the communication of safety protocols and other vital information related to Covid-19, by bridging the language divide evident on many Web-based platforms. Numerous campaigns have been launched worldwide to raise awareness about the pandemic but... 

The AwezaMed app has been developed to disseminate Covid-19-related information
The AwezaMed app has been developed to disseminate Covid-19-related information

Machine operator training on offer

11th June 2021 The correct handling and application of cutting and grinding machinery is not only critical for operator safety but also helps to extend the life of machinery, ensures effective and efficient use of consumables and improves the overall quality of work. Manufacturer and distributor of abrasive... 

PFERD South Africa offers operator and distributor training at its academy
PFERD South Africa offers operator and distributor training at its academy

Effective training helps fight infection in healthcare facilities

14th May 2021 The lack of appropriate training is said to be a major contributor to high infection rates in South African healthcare facilities, according to a local industrial and healthcare cleaning solutions provider.  “Proper training and implementing correct cleaning practices is one of the easiest ways... 

A new training document highlights cleaning practices to fight infection in healthcare facilities
A new training document highlights cleaning practices to fight infection in healthcare facilities

Live crane demonstrations now online

1st December 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Leading crane manufacturer Konecranes is the first company in South Africa to conduct online, live, crane demonstrations for its customers. The company explains that Covid-19 related movement restrictions have prevented customers from attending live crane... 

Flooring specification advice at the touch of a button

30th October 2020 Specifying flooring is a vital part of any project and deciding on the product best suited to a particular project can be daunting. There are a vast number of flooring options and  respective applications available and specification considerations could include flooring type and supplementary... 

Polyflor's Online Advisor platform provides  flooring specification advice
Polyflor's Online Advisor platform provides flooring specification advice

Comprehensive carbon service for South African companies

30th October 2020 An advisory and consultancy service is now available for South African companies seeking assistance in navigating the complexities of the country’s Carbon Tax law. Carbon tax experts Cova Advisory have teamed up with Climate Legal, specialists in the legal aspects of environmental and carbon... 

Cova Advisory and Climate Legal offer a range of services related to South African Carbon Tax law
Cova Advisory and Climate Legal offer a range of services related to South African Carbon Tax law

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... 

Business Networking SA provides networking opportunities for South African businesses
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,... 

ISN provides computer-based training materials for contractors
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... 

ContinuitySA has introduced Recovery as a Service (RaaS) aimed at SMEs
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... 

SKF Bearing Assist app enables quick, correct and easy mounting of bearings
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... 

SqwidNet has partnered with the Institute of Plumbing South Africa to launch The Digital Plumber Training Programme
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... 

DigiCampus offers a comprehensive online learning platform in multiple languages
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... 

A graphic representation of AECOM's 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... 

The BeOnline programme gives schools access to a comprehensive remote learning environment
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 helps to bring training to life
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... 

Researchers at the University of Nottingham holding a sample of ChainStore
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... 

Environment-friendly edible straws are popular with students
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
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