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Education & Skills Development News

Focus on implementing energy efficiency project by 2021

By: Cameron Mackay     8th November 2019 The National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC-SA) is looking to escalate the implementation of energy management in South African industry to allow companies to benefit from the support of the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project before the project ends in 2020/21. The IEE Project is... 

Manufacturer targets product releases, skills development

By: Cameron Mackay     8th November 2019 Solar energy equipment supplier Microcare plans to share its local story of innovation, job creation and skills development next year during its thirtieth year of manufacturing in South Africa and aims to celebrate with product releases and support for even higher standards of solar equipment... 

Manufacturer targets product releases,  skills development
OFF THE GRID Microcare plans to share its local story of innovation, job creation and skills development next year during its 30th year of manufacturing in South Africa

Data skills emerging as key requirement in digital transformation

By: Schalk Burger     8th November 2019 Data specialists and experts are key elements of digital transformation drives and there has been significant demand in South Africa for data science and analytics courses, which is also leading to many professionals upskilling themselves in these fields, says data specialist company PBT Group... 

Entrepreneurs, small business crucial to driving economic growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th November 2019 Entrepreneurs and the businesses they establish underpin any well-functioning country in today’s dynamic, fluid and ever-evolving world, says finance institution Investec banking and principal investments head Nick Riley. He describes small businesses as “the lifeblood of an economy”. 

Entrepreneurs, small business crucial to driving economic growth
Investec banking and principal investments head Nick Riley

Ramaphosa wants entrepreneurship to be taught at schools from an early age

By: News24Wire      7th November 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa says he would like to see entrepreneurship taught in schools to develop a culture of self-employment from an early age. Ramaphosa was speaking in Soweto during the final leg of the second annual Investment Conference, which saw large corporates commit to invest a total... 

 Ramaphosa wants entrepreneurship to be taught at schools from an early age

CSIR has started restructuring its support staff as part of its reorganisation

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th November 2019 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has announced that it has started a process of reorganising its support staff. This is part of the Council's reorganisation of its operating model, to allow the implementation of its new strategy, and follows on from its successful science,... 

Chieta pursuing interventions to engender a sustainable chemicals industry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th November 2019 The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (Chieta) is pursuing a number of strategic interventions as part of its mandate to train and develop skills for learners, as well as employees in the chemicals industry, CEO Khathutshelo Ramukumba said during media event, in Johannesburg,... 

Federation contributes to upskilling, calls for new funding model

By: Cameron Mackay     1st November 2019 The South African Roads Federation (SARF) plans to have conducted more than 50 training and capacity development programmes by the end of this year to help build the necessary capacity in terms of capital, human resources and skills in the roads sector. The programmes cover a range of topics and... 

Federation contributes to upskilling, calls for new funding model
THE ROAD AHEAD A comprehensive plan, which would include the required funds and development of human capital, combined with a will to execute, could address the backlog of road maintenance

Virtual reality solution adding new team-building dimension

By: Schalk Burger     1st November 2019 The Jenson8 multiplayer virtual reality (VR) team-building machine focuses on human behaviour and cooperation to build strong and unified teams by subjecting groups of people to various demanding training situations where they have to perform novel and unknown work to fulfil the simulation’s... 

Virtual reality solution adding new team-building dimension
VIRTUAL TEAM-BUILDING A man explores a virtual simulation at the launch in Rosebank

Lasher highlights quality and importance of local manufacturing skills 

31st October 2019 Tools maker Lasher Tools recently took media through its Wadeville factory to display its focus on producing quality tools and to highlight the jobs this sustains. Schalk Burger has the story. 

Lasher highlights quality and importance of local manufacturing skills
Lasher highlights quality and importance of local manufacturing skills

AfDB partners with Seedstars to grow youth employment, entrepreneurship

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th October 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has partnered with Swiss startup competition Seedstars World to launch an initiative called the AfDB Job Creation Track, which will support youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa. “The main goal is to find and reward the startups with the greatest... 

Renewable energy sector preparing ‘just transition’ roadmap

By: Simone Liedtke     28th October 2019 South Africa’s renewable energy sector has revealed that it is preparing a “just transition” roadmap that seeks to speed up and assist the mobilisation of wind and solar energy in regions where gold and coal mining are on the decline. By incorporating employment and industrialisation in the... 

Draft National Labour Migration Policy expected in March

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th October 2019 The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) on Friday confirmed that a draft National Labour Migration Policy (NLMP) would be ready by March 2020. The NLMP aims to equip South Africa with a technically sound policy instrument to strengthen the country’s approach to labour migration and... 

Manufacturing skills shortages a worldwide problem and action is needed

By: Rebecca Campbell     25th October 2019 In its 2019 World Manufacturing Forum Report: Skills for the Future of Manufacturing, the World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) lists ten “key recommendations” to address the skills gap problems that are facing manufacturing worldwide. “The skills gap phenomenon is one of the most pressing issues faced... 

PPE company invests in manufacturing facility

25th October 2019 Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Dromex Globale’s new manufacturing facility will assist the company ensure it always puts safety first, says Dromex marketing manager Lyndall Farrer. “We are committed to providing customers with only the best PPE and workwear, and this means we are... 

Collaborative initiative to boost African chemistry research

By: Schalk Burger     25th October 2019 The Cirrus Initiative will focus on the analysis of research data in chemistry and collaborate with physics, technology and engineering projects using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). The collaborative research initiative will assist in driving a step-change in the research... 

Mozambique launching Industry 4.0 skills project

By: Rebecca Campbell     25th October 2019 A major project is being launched in Mozambique to help prepare the country to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), also known as the Next Production Revolution (NPR) or Industry 4.0. This is the “Smart Ecosystem for Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Growth in... 

Motsepe Foundation, partners launch R100m job creation fund

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th October 2019 Business leader Patrice Motsepe’s Motsepe Foundation, together with 33 religious and faith-based organisations (RFBOs), on Thursday launched a R100-million Job Creation, Skills and Training Fund.   Motsepe said this was in response to South Africa’s 29% unemployment rate and 55% youth... 

Unisa launches digital simulation platform for power systems, protection automation equipment

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd October 2019 The University of South Africa’s (Unisa’s) College of Science Engineering and Technology on Tuesday launched a real-time digital simulation platform for power hardware in the loop and protection and automation equipment donated to it by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Lately, some faculties... 

Unisa launches digital simulation platform for power systems, protection automation equipment

Nxesi urges South Africans not to ‘give up’ amid unemployment crisis

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd October 2019 With South Africa’s unemployment level at nearly 30% – and youth employment at nearly 50% – Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has encouraged the country to “not give up hope”. In conversation with Engineering News Online on the sidelines of the launch of diversified miner Exxaro... 

Nxesi urges South Africans not to ‘give up’ amid unemployment crisis
Photo by Creamer Media's Dylan Slater
Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi delivering his keynote address during the launch of Exxaro's new HQ, in Centurion

Alexandra township makeover project launched

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th October 2019 The We Love Alexandra Community Makeover project was launched to stakeholders on Friday, at a breakfast convening representatives of business, the local community and religious institutions. The project aims to convene these stakeholders to pursue a collaborative approach to bring about real,... 

Barcodes add value to Industry 4.0

By: Mamaili Mamaila     18th October 2019 There is an opportunity, through Industry 4.0, to make the data derived from barcodes more useful across industrial value chains, says industrial automation provider Omron South Africa product manager Khotso Majoe. 

Barcodes add value  to Industry 4.0
KHOTSO MAJOE Omron partners with clients to offer holistic solutions where production processes are integrated in one house

Large-scale dismissals continue to rise in labour market on back of legislative reform, 4IR 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th October 2019 Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration director Cameron Morajane on Monday revealed the commission had observed increased referrals of large-scale dismissals in the 2018/19 financial year. It expects these numbers to increase further in 2019/20.  

Large-scale dismissals continue to rise in labour market on back of legislative reform, 4IR
CCMA director Cameron Morajane discusses the commission’s 2018/19 financial year achievements, including industrial action resolutions. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Absa appointed as joint bookrunner in first dollar corporate social bond

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2019 Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) was recently appointed by Bayport Management to be the joint bookrunner in the first ever dollar-denominated social bond to be issued by a corporate in Africa. The $260-million senior unsecured social bond, which is due in 2022, was heavily... 

Monopoly, legislation hinder Italian SME growth and competition

By: Cameron Mackay     11th October 2019 The tendency of certain local markets to become monopolised and dominated by single entities presents challenges for Italian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) aiming to establish themselves in the South African market, says Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries trade... 

Chamber involved in sustainable, job-creating initiatives

By: Cameron Mackay     11th October 2019 The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries is engaging in the planning of two significant initiatives to support Italian small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) to create jobs and make rehabilitated land previously used for mining available to establish commercial farming.... 

Chamber involved in sustainable, job-creating initiatives
PAMINA BOHRER The Smile initiative seeks to create a directory for Italian SMMEs and encourage economic activity and interaction among these business communities

Supplier aims to meet demands through tech

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     11th October 2019 Owing to lower commodity prices and higher input costs, construction equipment supplier Hitachi Construction Machinery Africa’s diverse business units have enabled it to adapt to the huge shift by the construction and mining industry to assist customers. This was achieved by reducing operating... 

Honeywell advances STEM awareness amid engineer shortage in S Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th October 2019 Commercial products, aerospace systems and engineering services provider Honeywell has noted a decline in the number of engineers across multiple fields in South Africa, mostly owing to a lack of interest in pursuing these careers at school level. The company, in partnership with the Gauteng... 

Renewables sector’s just transition roadmap to target coal and gold regions 

By: Terence Creamer     9th October 2019 South Africa’s renewable-energy industry is preparing a detailed ‘just transition’ roadmap that will incorporate employment, spatial and industrialisation components to the deployment of solar and wind in a bid to catalyse economic activity and job creation in areas where coal and gold mining are... 

Renewables sector’s just transition roadmap to target coal and gold regions
Photo by Creamer Media's Dylan Slater
Mike Levington

AgriSeta, Citrus Growers Association, RCL Foods partner on skills development

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th October 2019 The Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSeta) has partnered with the Citrus Growers Association and RCL Foods to collaborate in various matters including land reform, rural development and economic transformation in the agricultural economy through skills development. “The... 

Local pumps manufacturing industry under pressure

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 A need to upskill industry newcomers, increasing labour costs and decreasing foundry capacity continue to place the local pump manufacturing industry under pressure, says industry association South African Pump Cluster chairperson Howard Jones. “Greater incentives need to be made available to... 

Local pumps manufacturing industry under pressure
A HOT MESS South Africa’s pump manufacturing industry is dying owing to high energy costs, high labour costs, an underskilled workforce and increased international competition.

Stadio in agreement to buy land worth R110m in Centurion for new private university

By: News24Wire      2nd October 2019 Private higher education investment company Stadio has entered into an agreement to buy 5.2 ha of land for R110-million in Centurion to build a 4 000-person "multiversity" which it hopes will open in 2021. In an update to shareholders on Tuesday, the JSE-listed group said the purchase is subject... 

UK, South Africa to showcase successful research chairs partnership

By: Simone Liedtke     1st October 2019 South Africa and the UK will showcase the activities of a joint research chairs programme under the UK–South Africa Newton Fund during a symposium to be held in Pretoria on October 2. Launched two years ago, the UK–South Africa Research Chairs Programme is part of an innovative bid to expand the... 

SAA board disappointed at pilots’ association statement

By: Simone Liedtke     30th September 2019 The board of South African Airways (SAA) on Monday voiced its disappointment over a statement issued by the South African Airways Pilots’ Association (SAAPA) last week, calling for changes in the leadership of  the airline. SAAPA last week warned that its members would consider embarking on... 

BBBEE amendments to aid higher education access

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th September 2019 The new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice amendments that are coming into effect in December, should help to resolve the issue of access to higher education in South Africa, says online student crowdfunding platform Feenix. The amendments were published in May, and... 

De Beers, UN Women celebrate the success of their partnership

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th September 2019 On the second anniversary of becoming a HeForShe Thematic Champion and partnering with UN Women, De Beers Group on Thursday announced that more than 700 women micro-entrepreneurs in Namibia and South Africa have successfully completed their training. The Accelerating Women Owned Micro-Enterprises... 

Upcycling initiative creates employment opportunities

By: Theresa Bhowan     27th September 2019 Through research, innovation, skills development and corporate contribution, carbon tax training and consulting services expert 5inc is well placed to create jobs and skills development opportunities through projects based on waste collection and upcycling. 

Upcycling initiative creates employment opportunities
YASMINE MIEMIEC 5inc turns corporate waste into new and reusable products
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