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Hydrogen Society Roadmap to guide South Africa’s hydrogen rollout – Nzimande

The Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM), which was approved by Cabinet on September 14, provides a “clear indication” of how hydrogen and fuel cell technologies could be a “game changer” for the South African economy, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande noted during the Hydrogen Economy Indaba – Series 3 event on October 21. He added, …

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Gauteng government launches SMME incubation hub in West Rand

The Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED), alongside development partners Mogale City and Lepharo, on October 21 unveiled the Mogale City Incubation Hub in the heart of the Munsieville township, in Krugersdorp. The hub is focused on incubating small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) active in brick and block manufacturing and services, which particularly serve construction …

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Just Energy Transition to result in 300 000 new energy jobs over ten years – De Ruyter

Ongoing analysis and work done by various groups into the so-called Just Energy Transition (JET) points to the potential creation of 300 000 direct, indirect and induced jobs in South Africa’s electricity sector over the next decade, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said on October 22. He added that this figure was over and above …

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Educational Games: Their Learning Value

Why Online Educational Games For Children Are Great Online educational games for children are a great way to build the skills they need to succeed in school. Primarily, games provide teacher-created and approved educational computer games to elementary school students to learn math, language, and art over the internet. Educational games from Greate are an …

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Mantashe appoints highly experienced Mokoena as Nersa chair

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has appointed the highly experience Smunda Mokoena as chairperson of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). The appointment became effective on October 20 and Mokoena’s term is expected to continue until September 13, 2024. Mokoena is a previous CEO of the National Electricity Regulator (NER), as …

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Business managers provide insight into strategy execution

There are different approaches companies and industries will take in terms of their strategy execution, and business managers shared some insight into some tools and methods in this regard during a panel discussion on the second day of the Africa Strategy Conference. RES Corporation MD Nick Jackson said that, from the company’s strategy framework perspective, …

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Schneider Electric adds to its EcoStruxure Power offering

Over a billion people on the African continent either have no access or only limited access to energy, while South Africa faces electricity supply constraints. Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric, says it has always been in the business of developing energy efficient products. This week, the company unveiled three new product ranges – …

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W&RSETA celebrates sod-turning of its first skills development centre

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has officiated the sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority’s (W&RSETA’S) first skills development centre, in Groblersdal, Limpopo, this week. The R146-million centre supports the objectives of the National Skills Development Plan to provide infrastructure development at …

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Civil engineering industry signs three-year wage agreement

A three-year wage agreement has been signed by parties to the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI), which will see workers getting a wage increase of 4.8% during the first year to the end of August 2022 and 0.75% above consumer price inflation for the following two years to the end of August …

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Millennial Learners And The Social Media

Learning How Millennials Learn By 2025, millennials will make 75% of the global workforce and this will have a great impact on how training is delivered within organizations. Millennials are the first generation of “digital natives” and they’re experiencing more of their lives online than any generation prior to them, particularly through social media tools. …

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