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, […]

Siemens acquires Crabtree in South Africa

Siemens has announced the purchase of Crabtree Electrical Accessories in South Africa and its associated Lesotho business from Powertech Industries, a division of Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron), subject to the grant of required approvals from the relevant competition authorities. Established in 1947, the business is to be renamed Crabtree South Africa and will be […]

Eskom restructuring debate: Videos, slide presentations, summary article and outcomes

Following the open public debate on 10 May 2018 on the restructuring of Eskom entitled: “Should Eskom be restructured, and if so how and when?”, we have pleasure in providing a comprehensive record of the debate, including: videos of the presentations; a summary article of the debate; the full slide deck of all presentations at […]

Boost for entrepreneurial innovations

ABB has signed an agreement with the University of the Witwatersrand technology centre, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. The memorandum of understanding signed at a stakeholder event on 11 April 2018 stipulates donations and support mechanisms which the company will offer to Tshimologong. ABB Southern Africa MD Leon Viljoen said Industry 4.0 opens the way […]

Industrial innovation to boost manufacturing

South Africa’s manufacturing industry experienced a downturn after the 2008 financial crisis, and ambitious growth targets were implemented to revive the economy. One of these is the Manufacturing Circle’s “Map to a million jobs in a decade” plan to create between 800 000 and 1,1-million jobs and on increasing the input of manufacturing in the […]

Public hearings on Eskom’s regulatory clearing account commence

Eskom is scheduled to make presentations as the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) conducts public hearings into the power utility’s application in terms of the regulatory clearing account (RCA) balance for the second, third and fourth year (2014/15; 2015/16 and 2016/17 period) of the third multi-year price determination (MYPD3), totalling R66,6-billion. The hearings […]