SAPICS INSPIRES ASPIRING YOUNG SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS

This year’s 5th annual Young Professional and Student Conference, hosted by SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, was a resounding success, the organisers report. Held recently in Johannesburg, it attracted up and coming supply chain talent from around the country. SAPICS president Kea Mpane says that several universities were invited to send students to the one-day conference, including the Universities of South Africa, Johannesburg and Pretoria, North-West University, and the Tshwane and Vaal Universities of Technology. “The energy, enthusiasm and commitment of this year’s attendees was inspiring,” Mpane…

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South African municipal districts must all have Silicon Valley skills hubs

To get in gear with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and in order to transfer digital skills and foster tech enterprise development, South Africa should introduce ‘hubs’ in all the 44 municipal districts, through public-private sector partnerships. “Silicon Valley” has become an expression synonymous with the digital economy and technological innovation. Silicon Valley is a region located in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area in Northern California. It serves as global headquarters for many notable technology, innovation and social media companies, including Alphabet (Google), Apple, eBay, Facebook and…

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R33m to train 200 plumbers and electricians in eThekwini

Durban – Two hundred unemployed young people will receive training through an artisan development programme over three years, the eThekwini executive committee (Exco) agreed on Tuesday. They will attend plumbing and electrical courses during the programme, set to start on Friday. This will be made possible through grant funding of R33 million from the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority. A report tabled at Exco granted authority for the city to enter into a service level agreement with a training provider to deliver the courses, and monitor and…

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North West Provincial Government encourages youth through VTSD Entrepreneurship Development opportunities

Young people encouraged by VTSD Entrepreneurship Development opportunities Aspiring young entrepreneurs in and around Maquassi Hills Local Municipality were encouraged by the information sharing session during the VTSD Entrepreneurship Development campaign, to seek assistance and start or grow their businesses. The municipality was implementing the campaign as part of the Roma Setsokotsane 10×10 Campaign which is continuing in the municipality. Tefo Vincent Kgang of Rulaganyang Basha Cleaning Services Cooperative in Tswelelang Township was funded by the Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development – FEED to purchase a machinery for…

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Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings – Journey to Manufacturing Excellence

  Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 June 2017: At an event hosted by the South African Excellence Movement last week in Johannesburg, attendees from all spheres of the manufacturing industry were given key tools to assist them to operate more efficiently as well as to gain insight to leverage available tools and knowledge to boost their competitive edge in the industry.  Members of the South African Excellence Movement include Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (RSPH), the CSIR, JCCI, SAQI, CGF, IBM, Madala & Associates.   Every manufacturer attending the event was given an…

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