Archive | Skills development

“SMTDC- Developing small scale manufacturers one at a time”

For sustainable urban development in South Africa the support for the growth of small scale manufacturing enterprises is very important across the urban developing world, key barriers to development of these emerging manufacturing enterprises relate to access to finance, entrepreneurial behaviour, markets and training. The South African manufacturing sector over the years has grown in […]

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Semi-skilled labourers benefit from BEE initiative in Thoroughbred industry

Members of the Thoroughbred breeding community are leading the charge towards farm worker upliftment with an innovative Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) initiative that provides grooms working on South African stud farms with the tools they need to progress in their careers or pursue success in their own business enterprises. For generations South Africa’s stud farms […]

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FJT skeptical about transformation in media industry

The Forum of Journalists for Transformation (FJT) has painted a gloomy picture of transformation within the media industry, this after Media24 released its transformation report on Thursday. Media24’s report was in response to the report on Transformation of Print and Digital Media in September 2013, where The Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team (PDMTT), […]

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Business calls for a good, hard look at the skills the country really needs

By Ryan Ravens  The flames of discontent currently engulfing our universities and mindless rhetoric from student leadership are causes for grave concern. Our universities have long been a source of pride and hope in an environment where poor political leadership has resulted in minimal economic growth and mass unemployment. Our tertiary institutions have stood firm […]

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BANKSETA empowers the youth

The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority’s (BANKSETA) Letsema and Kuyasa learnership programmes have helped empower over 12 000 youth, the organisation says. The BANKSETA, in partnership with the banking and microfinance sector, ensures that the youth are provided with platforms to learn and acquire workplace experience. To date, the programmes have successfully placed 12 183 […]

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SMEC engineers Soweto community empowerment

SMEC South Africa is providing on-site training for its graduate engineers, as well as helping to build much-needed infrastructure for local communities, through its involvement with the Growing Up Africa initiative in Devland, Soweto. A Non-Government Organisation (NGO) established by entrepreneur Deborah Terhune, Growing Up Africa engages local companies to become involved in its various […]

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‘Brain drain’ in sub-Saharan Africa worsens: IMF

Skilled workers are leaving sub-Saharan Africa in rapidly increasingly numbers, producing a “brain drain” that causes long-term social damage, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. The IMF said that the number of sub-Saharan migrants living in developed countries could increase from about seven million in 2013 to about 34 million by 2050.  It described […]

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SANRAL with partners nurtures young engineering minds

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) partnered with Unity in Africa iGEMs and SMEC South Africa in hosting a model bridge building competition in Struandale, New Brighton.  Thirty scholars from 18 high schools around Nelson Mandela Bay who are part of the incubating Great Engineering Minds (iGEMs) programme attended a bridge building […]

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Report shows African countries can reduce trade costs through TIR system

African countries can reduce the cost of trade in Southern and Eastern Africa, saving billions of dollars and increasing GDP, when implementing the TIR Convention as demonstrated by the International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) report, Transit costs in East and Southern Africa. TIR has, since 1949, made international freight transits faster, more efficient and more […]

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Online marketplace for open education launched

As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution.  eLearnAfrica today launched its new online marketplace for education, making it easier for students throughout Africa to search for and enrol in hundreds of online courses, online degrees, and professional certifications from some of […]

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