South Africa’s ‘first’ data science academy launched in Cape Town

South Africa’s “first” academy specifically focussing on data science has today launched in Cape Town. Dubbed the Explore Data Science Academy, the institution will aim “to meet the burgeoning demand for data analytics in the digital economy – a demand that far exceeds current supply”.   The Academy was founded by data scientists Shaun Dippnall, Dave Strugnell and Aidan Helmbold. “Ours is a unique, one-of-a-kind course in that it is free, practical, has real-world relevance and provides work experience. We also like the fact that it is open to anyone…

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India’s New Roads Are Made With Recycled Plastic

Plastic roads are more durable than asphalt ones, cheaper to build, and better for the environment. By Phineas Ruecke The 1967 film “The Graduate” may have said it best: “There’s a great future in plastics.” Adidas is making shoes and swimsuits with recycled ocean plastic, refugees are building shelters with plastic bottles, and in Haiti women are turning plastic bottles into ink cartridges. Now, India is building roads with recycled plastic. And for the past five years, one part of the Indian subcontinent has been leading the way. Take Action:…

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Renttech SA: ‘Business as usual’ – with a renewed focus: New MD to ensure higher than ever service, product and technical excellence

Duncan Whitehead, new Managing Director of Renttech SA.

Renttech South Africa has a proud 20-year track record of providing a combination of high-quality local and international branded equipment for rental or purchase, allied to superb customer service and business integrity. After two decades, a new Managing Director, Duncan Whitehead, has taken up leadership of this well-known business. Renttech SA is the preferred supplier of welding, power generation, lifting and rigging equipment for rental or purchase to the engineering, industrial, construction, pulp and paper, petrochemical, power generation, agricultural – and many other sectors – across Southern and sub-Saharan Africa.…

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