Archive for 2018

International technical education programme launched locally

Cummins Africa Middle East, in conjunction with Komatsu Africa Holdings has inaugurated a new Technical Education for Communities (TEC) programme to enhance the standard education platform to help develop a market-relevant curriculum, teacher training and career guidance, and also provide the practical experience needed by students. The programme forms part of a global initiative that targets […]

Industry-assisted technical training the way forward for SA

The government has committed itself to intensify its focus on the training of young people in technical artisan trades to reduce unemployment and foster entrepreneurship in South Africa. Speaking at the launch of the Technical Education for Communities (TEC) initiative at the Sedibeng Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college in Sebokeng recently, Naledi […]

SA ready for Qatar geostationary satellite

If all goes according to plan, the Qatar Satellite Company’s second satellite, Es’hail-2, will be placed in a geostationary orbit by a Space-X Falcon-9 rocket within a few months. It will carry an AMSAT linear transponder as a secondary payload, giving radio amateurs access to a geostationary satellite for the first time. The transponder uplink frequency […]

New requirement for Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning

  The latest Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning (ARPL) process as prescribed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is designed to assist candidates who wish to pursue careers in artisanal trades such as diesel mechanics, welding, fitting and boiler-making. According Artisan Training Institute (ATI) marketing and sales manager Gerhardt van der Merwe, […]