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Addressing industry skills shortages by engaging in the new QCTO framework

26th May 2022 By Roland Innes, Group CEO, Dyna Training and Leoni MacKenzie, QCTO Subject Matter Expert in Qualifications Development In its global risk barometer for 2022, international financial services provider Allianz surveyed 2,650 risk experts in 89 countries on the biggest perils facing industries in... 

NCPC-SA energy efficiency objectives ‘big opportunity’ to reduce South Africa’s carbon intensity

By: Simone Liedtke     26th May 2022 Considering the economic objectives in South Africa, despite the challenges facing the country, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) believes there remains a “big opportunity” to reduce the country’s carbon intensity. This opportunity, Department of Trade, Industry and... 

SMART Skills Centres can bridge the digital skills divide

26th May 2022 By Yershen Pillay, CEO, CHIETA Last year, Qatar launched its first ‘Education City’ in an ambitious attempt to revolutionise education infrastructure development. The city houses 50 local and international education-related institutions offering education from basic kindergarten level to doctoral... 

Kgodiso Development Fund investing R28m to support emerging raisin farmers

By: Schalk Burger     25th May 2022 The Kgodiso Development Fund has announced two new investments totalling R28-million, aimed at supporting emerging farmers in the raisin industry. The first project, in the Northern Cape, involves an investment of R12-million for the first year, in a partnership with industry association Raisins... 

Premier welcomes local businesses’ participation in Mpumalanga energy summit

By: Yvonne Silaule     25th May 2022 Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tshipane has welcomed the participation of mining companies and other local businesses in the two-day Energy Summit held in the province this week, saying it was important that these companies had joined discussions on how to implement a just energy transition.... 

Gold Fields on track with ESG initiatives

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th May 2022 Gold producer Gold Fields has provided comprehensive environmental, social and governance (ESG) information through a number of recently released reports and presentations. The company says these address the increased data and information expectations of its stakeholders, including its... 

Efficient, fast, accurate, clean and safe drilling with Epiroc HRD100 Hydraulic Rock Drill

24th May 2022 Epiroc continues its proud reputation for setting the global industry benchmark in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality machines and equipment for mining, infrastructure and natural resources sectors with the smart HRD100 Hydraulic Rock Drill.  This complete handheld drilling... 

Enviro dept provides vehicles to 20 municipalities for integrated waste management

By: Schalk Burger     23rd May 2022 The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has provided 24 vehicles to 20 municipalities across the country, at a cost of R44.5-million, to highlight and raise awareness on the amendments to the Municipal Infrastructure Grant policy and to improve waste management in... 

Willie Lategan to succeed Saks Ntombela as Hollard group CEO

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd May 2022 Insurance company the Hollard Insurance Group announces that Willie Lategan, former Group CFO and currently CEO of Hollard’s short-term insurance arm, will take over from Saks Ntombela as Hollard Group CEO with effect from July 1. This follows on Ntombela’s announcement that he would be leaving... 

Growth, silver linings and new directors for professional body for supply chain management

23rd May 2022 The supply chain profession has rarely been more challenged than in today’s volatile environment, according to MJ Schoemaker, president of SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management). Speaking at the 2022 SAPICS annual general meeting (AGM), which was well attended and included... 

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