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Pilot programme seeks to align artisan training with industry needs
Published: 21 Sep 18
The Centres of Specialisation pilot programme has been launched by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to develop a focused and industry-led apprenticeship structure for 13 priority trades needed for infrastructure development. The objective is to test the effectiveness of direct private-sector involvement in the training of artisans to ensure that up-to-date training, which fulfils the necessary practical experience requirements of their qualifications, is provided.
Pilot programme seeks to align artisan training with industry needs Pilot programme seeks to align artisan training with industry needs
Published: 21 Sep 18
The Centres of Specialisation pilot programme has been launched by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to develop a focused and industry-led apprenticeship structure for 13 priority trades needed for infrastructure development. The objective is to test the effectiveness of direct private-sector involvement in the training of artisans to ensure that up-to-date training, which fulfils the necessary practical experience requirements of their qualifications, is provided.
Kelvin power station coal-to-gas conversion project, South Africa Kelvin power station coal-to-gas conversion project, South Africa
Published: 21 Sep 18
A feasibility study has been initiated into the prospect of converting the Kelvin power station into a 450 MW to 600 MW gas-fired power station.
Palmer plans power station for Galilee project
Published: 10 Sep 18
Mining personality and chairperson of Waratah Coal, Clive Palmer, has announced plans for the company to build a new A$1.54-billion coal-fired power station in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. The proposed 700 MW high efficiency low emission ultra-supercritical power station would be established on the mining lease for Waratah Coal’s Galilee coal project, near the Queensland township of Alpha.
Energy Roundup – September 2018 Energy Roundup – September 2018 Has PDF
Published: 05 Sep 18
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa. The September 2018 roundup covers activities across South Africa in August, and includes details of the much-anticipated draft updated Integrated Resource Plan, which provides insight into South Africa’s electricity generation plans for the next 12 years; State-owned power utility Eskom’s three-year wage agreement with trade unions the National Union of Mineworkers, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Solidarity; and a study that has been initiated to assess the prospect of converting the Kelvin coal-fired power station, in Gauteng, into a gas-fired power plant.
Gwede Mantashe tweet is sentiment boost for problem ridden South African mining
Published: 31 Aug 18
Shakespeare noted that there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken in the flood, leads to a fortune. Last week’s great tweet by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe urging South Africans to celebrate their wonderful treasure chest of mineral wealth has been taken in the flood and hopefully will lead to a fortune.
Kusile power plant project, South Africa Kusile power plant project, South Africa
Published: 27 Jul 18
Eskom has signed a loan agreement with the China Development Bank for the Kusile power station.
Mbeya coal-to-power project, Tanzania Mbeya coal-to-power project, Tanzania
Published: 27 Jul 18
Following the submission of Kibo Mining’s local-content plan and integrity pledge to the Tanzania Mining Commission, the authority will be ready to consider Kibo’s application for a special mining licence for the project.
Greenpeace, DA scrutinise Eskom, China Bank’s R33bn loan agreement
Published: 25 Jul 18
Nonprofit organisation Greenpeace has expressed its disappointment at China choosing to support “dirty, dead-end coal” in South Africa, especially since China has an emerging and strengthening leadership on climate change. This comment follows after State-owned power utility Eskom on Tuesday signed a R33-billion, or $2.5-billion, loan agreement with the China Development Bank to form part of funding for Eskom’s build programme, with emphasis on the Kusile power station.
Kibo’s Mbeya special mining licence submissions in final stages
Published: 19 Jul 18
Following the submission of Aim- and AltX-listed Kibo Mining’s local content plan (LCP) and integrity pledge (IP) to the Mining Commission – a constituent of the Tanzania Ministry of Mines – within the next two weeks, the authority will be ready to consider Kibo’s application for a special mining licence for the Mbeya coal-to-power project. An LCP requires that, when procuring goods and services, priority be given to Tanzanian firms, as well as that qualified Tanzanians should be considered first for employment and training opportunities.
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