Archive: May 17, 2023

AES assists industrial and manufacturing plants to optimise energy usage while going ‘greener’

The debate around ‘green’ versus ‘greener’ energy – in other words, ‘green’ energy usage versus the optimisation of energy efficiency – is a critical question for industrial and manufacturing plants today. In South Africa, where local industry continues to grapple with the knock-on effects of the ongoing power crisis, plants are understandably focusing primarily on energy efficiency, rather than ensuring that their energy sources and utilisation are as ‘green’ as possible.

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Powerful and empowered: NDT and inspection leader Dekra Industrial achieves current overall B-BBEE Level 1 Status

Dekra Industrial has achieved a current overall Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status of Level 1. This rating, effective from 01 April 2023, comes after the company was previously recognised as a Level 3 contributor with effect from 28 April 2022.

Managing Director Johan Gerber clarifies: “The change from Level 3 to Level 1 status in just over a year is a tremendous achievement, and we are very pleased and proud to make this announcement! The revised status gives Dekra Industrial access to tenders for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and other projects, where having a Level 1 or 2 status is a minimum requirement. 

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SAISC networking event discusses challenges associated with the availability of steel

Greater collaboration and engagement among sector representatives, as well as wider training across the entire steel value chain in South Africa, can play a role in alleviating issues across the spectrum, including that of the availability of steel.

This was one of the themes of a recent industry breakfast networking session held in Johannesburg by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC). This was the first such breakfast event since the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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‘Closing the gap’: Dekra IOL assists Skills Development providers to move from legacy to occupational-based qualifications

The Dekra Institute of Learning (IOL) is passionate about facilitating adult education to help close the skills and employment gap in South Africa. Dekra IOL’s Head of Training, Christopher Mörsner, says the imminent move away from Sector Education Training Authority (SETA)-based unit standards will assist adult learners with access to more affordable, quality occupational-based training going forward.

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