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R1.5m youth infrastructure innovation contest open for entries

THE Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) recently announced the launch of the second edition of its Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing...

G.U.D. jobs for Durban learnership beneficiaries

G.U.D. Holdings recently announced that it had offered permanent employment to 23 students at its Durban manufacturing site, following the conclusion of two in-house...

Do your suppliers have ‘Ethically Aware’ accreditation?

LARGE organisations are facing increasing pressure to ensure that their suppliers adhere to ethical conduct on issues such as corruption, environmental and human rights...

App to digitise street vendors wins hackathon

THE Annual Geekulcha Hackathon took place recently and saw more than 100 coders developers and programmers challenge each other in an online contest. The...

Saying YES to tackling youth unemployment

BMG is participating in South Africa’s Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, which is a joint initiative between the Government and private sector. This programme, which...

Training the new wave of young skilled workers

By Mamiki Matlawa ACCORDING to Stats SA, there is a staggering unemployment rate of 63,2% among the youth, accounting for individuals between the ages of...

Move to boost welding sector’s tech cred

THE Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the CSIR have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the two organisations...

Partnerships needed to tackle artisanal and engineering skills shortage

THE Critical Skills List recently released by the Department of Home Affairs for public comment is indicative of South Africa’s failure to close the...

Hey brew, score R1.3m for your idea to solve a social problem

APPLICATIONS for the 11th annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and 6th annual Disability Empowerment Awards are open for entry and eligible entrepreneurs have...

Logistics company says YES to youth development

AS part of its commitment to skills development and transformation, Rhenus has announced its participation in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, a joint...

Helping to close the skills gaps in plastics manufacturing

STEADY demand for plastics in diverse industries should place plastics manufacturers in good stead but increasing global competition and a shortage of qualified skills...

Partnership brings global responsible engineering drive to SA

GLOBAL distributor of industrial and electronic products, Electrocomponents PLC, has signed a one-year partnership agreement with Engineers Without Borders International, an organisation promoting responsibility...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...