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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Transport skills summit kicks off

The Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Skills Summit, which will look into the transformation, as well as the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the sector, kicks off in Johannesburg today. The summit brings together higher learning and research institutions, captains of the transport industry, as well as transport state owned entities under the theme – ‘Driving innovation and transformative skills development initiatives bringing sustainable economic growth with a global impact’. The summit will reflect on how South Africa can have a pool of highly skilled, competitive and competent…

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Engineers to improve agricultural services in NW

In a bid to improve and strengthen its agricultural engineering services, the North West Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Department has appointed four young agricultural engineers who will bring much needed skills to the department. Agricultural Engineering is the area of engineering concerned with the design, construction and improvement of farming equipment and machinery. The engineers integrate technology with farming. The appointment of agricultural engineers follows stakeholder engagement meetings hosted by MEC Desbo Mohono in January this year, where she promised farmers and North West people that she will do…

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