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Ukwazi launches sustainable mining, environmental and mine closure management division

1st June 2020 Mining service specialist company Ukwazi on June 1 launched a new division to provide solutions for environmental and closure liability management, including post-closure plans. New approaches in environmental and social governance are required to successfully manage complex country, market and... 

Small businesses urged to continuously upskill IT personnel

29th May 2020 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must define the scope of information technology (IT) work and skills they require, and should continuously invest in the upskilling of these individuals through courses and exams, ensuring they have all necessary qualifications to support the SME's... 

Kaspersky develops cybercapacity training programme to bolster IT resilience

29th May 2020 Cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky announced on May 19 that, as part of the Global Transparency Initiative, it had developed a cybersecurity skills development programme. The Cyber Capacity Building Programme will be available during the latter part of the year, says Kaspersky public affairs... 

Mining companies keen to pursue IoT-enabled projects

13th May 2020 Satellite communication services multinational Inmarsat's research shows that 65% of mining organisations have fully deployed at least one Internet of Things- (IoT-) enabled project across their mine sites. It adds that the mining sector is in the midst of an IoT revolution. 

Soft skills critical to leading in heterogeneous business world

8th May 2020 Technology, connectivity, data and creativity have allowed the development of a range of new capabilities in all industries and improvements in industrial and business processes to the point where individuals and collectives, such as businesses, can have a potentially significant impact on their... 

Data can help reduce supply-chain friction in retail

24th April 2020 Retail and fast-moving consumer goods companies can reduce friction points in their supply chains in response to the current Covid-19 outbreak by analysing dataflows and reshaping their supply chains to meet new needs, says information technology logistics solutions company MACmobile commercial... 

Skills vital to develop local suppliers for automotive industry

10th April 2020 Skills are a critical requirement to sustainably allow for the establishment and development of local black suppliers to the automotive industry. Most of the suitable entrepreneur candidates to establish and run local component manufacturing and supply operations will come from the automotive... 

Digital tools emerge as key means to support rural teachers

3rd April 2020 Research has found that mobile messaging service WhatsApp can provide rural teachers with organisational support, serve as virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) and support skills and professional development, Stellenbosch University (SU) Life Sciences facilitator and SU Centre for Pedagogy... 

Schneider Electric academy develops smart energy management skills

3rd April 2020 As global power capacity is set to double by 2040, and with 80% more renewable sources than there are currently, Schnieder Electric is providing energy management training to meet the needs of heterogeneous and automated buildings and infrastructure, says Schneider Electric head of sustainability... 

Agri-fintech company moves to provide digital support for small-scale farmers

3rd April 2020 Agri-fintech company eSus Africa is supporting small-scale and emerging farmers by gathering and using data. Its onsite system enables farmers to gather machine and sensor data, monitor inputs and feeds from weather and agriculture agencies for planning and decisions, as well as record yields,... 

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