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Partnership removes thousands of children from forced labour at DRC mines

By: Donna Slater     18th June 2021 In marking the United Nations (UN) Week of Action against child labour, from June 10 – 17, diversified natural resources group Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) reflects that it has enabled thousands of children to leave mining activities, through its partnership with nonprofit organisation the Good... 

Shoprite spends R700m over five years training more than 30 000 youths

By: Schalk Burger     15th June 2021 Retail chain Shoprite Group has spent more than R700-million over the past five years on skills development and training programmes to enhance the career options of South Africa’s unskilled and unemployed youth. It has trained 24 308 people in its own Retail Readiness Programme, provided 1 027... 

Supporting young engineers important for future of infrastructure in South Africa, says Saice

By: Schalk Burger     15th June 2021 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering's (Saice's) Young Members Panel chairperson Michael Mhlanga says young engineers are the future custodians of South Africa’s infrastructure and should be supported in their personal and professional development. Continuous education, mentorship,... 

Metso Outotec signs landmark contract for pelletising plant in Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     15th June 2021 Mining company Metso Outotec has signed a landmark contract for the delivery of an iron-ore beneficiation and travelling grate pelletising plant to Africa. The parties have agreed to not disclose the value of the contract. Metso Outotec has also not revealed the name of its customer or where in... 

Lafarge SA, Volvo Trucks SA launch initiative to establish women-owned truck operations

By: Irma Venter     11th June 2021 Building materials company Lafarge South Africa and Volvo Trucks South Africa have joined forces with other stakeholders to launch the AccelerateHer initiative, aimed at speeding up the development of women-owned truck operations in the country. Ten women from KwaZulu-Natal will be selected for... 

Let Midcomp Azero help future-proof your business through total fleet management  

10th June 2021 Digital printing equipment supplier Midcomp Azero offers a value proposition to clients to future-proof their business if it requires A1 to A0+ printing and scanning as part of its workflow. Midcomp Azero assists companies requiring A0 printing and scanner functionality across multiple platforms,... 

Showcase to be hosted to boost tech SMMEs

By: Donna Slater     9th June 2021 Fourth Industrial Revolution laboratory Forge Academy, in partnership with Nokia and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) SMME Chamber, will host a showcase for small and medium-sized tech businesses and tech startups in Fourways on June 30. The showcase is aimed at highlighting... 

Civil engineering student awarded Egis bursary

By: Schalk Burger     7th June 2021 Second-year civil engineering student Lethabo Matabane, who is a member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice), has received a bursary from engineering services multinational Egis. The bursary will cover her tuition fees, textbooks and residence accommodation costs, as well... 

Playing games at work to build supply chain skills

7th June 2021 Supply chain management skills are more important than ever right now, to ensure that commodities and supply chains keep moving amid the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the growing demand for skilled, knowledgeable supply chain professionals, some South Africans in the... 

Industry-aligned curricula, work readiness needed to close skills gap in automotive components sector

By: Schalk Burger     4th June 2021 A research study on skills in the automotive components sector shows that technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and technical universities must develop industry-aligned curricula and must produce work-ready candidates to close the skills gap in the sector. More than 70%... 

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