Hlubi Mboya-Arnold Scholarship Announced

November 22, 2017

The SAE Institute in Cape Town is South Africa’s internationally accredited tertiary institution and is proud to announce its latest scholarship opportunity for South Africans interested in learning Film Production at a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange. The Hlubi Mboya Arnold Sunshine Cinema Scholarship will cover the […]

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There is racism in knowledge provision

November 21, 2017

Knowledge is not stagnant – nor is it absolute. Knowledge is ever changing and is what makes individuals or organisations transform. Now, the question at hand is: Why is it that in organisations such as institutions of higher learning, where the core business is the transferring of knowledge, is there often quite a lot of […]

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CESA appoints New President

November 20, 2017

At Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) 64th Annual General Meeting held at the CESA Seminar in Johannesburg on Tuesday 7th November, Neresh Pather from Mott MacDonald Africa was inaugurated as President of the organisation for the next two years, succeeding Lynne Pretorius. Sugen Pillay, Managing Director of Zitholele Consulting was elected to serve as Deputy […]

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Training facility allows youth to reach for the stars

November 20, 2017

The recently-opened Klerefontein Training Centre, situated near the site of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the small Karoo town of Carnarvon, is giving local high school learners the opportunity to become qualified electrical engineers. Opened in May, the centre offers an accredited electrical engineering apprenticeship. The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) initiated […]

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Schneider Electric supports ICT conference in Zimbabwe

November 17, 2017

Schneider Electric participates in the Computer Society of Zimbabwe’s Summer School & Exhibition, which takes place at Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls from 15-17 November 2017.   Under the theme ‘ICTs are critical tools for promoting human development and reducing inequalities’, Schneider Electric will focus on Data Centres and secure power solutions built on EcoStruxure. EcoStruxure […]

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Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

November 16, 2017

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy. To ensure their sustainability and competitiveness, government is intensifying its support to township enterprises. As […]

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Royal HaskoningDHV wins SAICE National Projects Awards – Uplifting Communities

November 15, 2017

Royal HaskoningDHV, a Level 1 B-BBEE company, continued its winning streak at the 2017 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) National Project Awards held at a gala dinner in KwaZulu Natal on Friday 20 October 2017. The ePhatheni Bulk Water Supply Scheme was awarded the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Community-based Project for 2017. In […]

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Calls for government departments to pay small businesses on time

November 15, 2017

President Jacob Zuma has urged government departments and provinces to pay businesses, particularly small enterprises on time, within the stipulated 30 days of submitting legitimate invoices. “Failure to pay on time has a negative impact on our economy, especially on the small businesses, which run the real risk of being squeezed out of business activity,” […]

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Schneider Electric Foundation* donates €7,000 for a rural project delivered by the University of Johannesburg

November 15, 2017

Earlier this year, the Schneider Electric Foundation donated €7,000 to the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) ‘Project Connect’ endeavour in Gwakwani Village, a remote rural village in Limpopo, almost 300kms from the capital, Polokwane.  This hand-over ceremony took place on 17 September 2017. The university and Schneider Electric South Africa have been in partnership on this […]

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State guaranteed loans could fund varsity fees

November 14, 2017

The Heher commission has recommended that all tertiary students in South Africa be given access to State guaranteed bank loans, which they would only pay back once they start earning a certain income. The Commission of Inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa has recommended that all students […]

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