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A visit to South Africa’s greatest science grounds

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The department of Science and Innovation took on day two with a visit to the SARAO Losberg Site in the Northern Cape.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

Delegates, partners, the media and the Premier of the Northern Cape Dr Zamani Saul were taken through to experience the greatest innovations Northern Cape province has to offer within the science industry.

The SKA projects have brought forth opportunities for the province, creating employment, developing townships and contributing towards higher education.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

Also marking the contribution made within the African continent is the United Kingdom-South Africa Newton Fund cooperation framework.This brought about initiatives such as the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) and DARA big data training programmes.

123 students have received training under the DARA Project, since the year 2013.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

DARA, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) together with South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), will be working with its African partners to develop long-term sustainable plans that would include interventions such as internships and employment for trainees and graduating students.

during the African Ministers meeting held at the SARAO Losberg Site, Northern Cape , SOUTH AFRICA.

For more info read the following media statement:

Joint media statement on the outcomes of the 6th SKA Africa Partner Countries MeetingSenior officials and experts…

Posted by Department of Science and Innovation on Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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EDHE: Second annual national Entrepreneurship Intervarsity

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The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme is hosting the second annual national Entrepreneurship Intervarsity from January to July 2020.

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Entrepreneurship Intervarsity: developing student entrepreneurs

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Student life has its challenges, with different traits, needs, skills,talents, and careers, there are also some who choose to take the entrepreneurship route.

Taking that universities do not include entrepreneurship learning as part of the curriculum. Students may find themselves at a lock down with business ideas that have the potential to grow economies.

We can admit that anew scale for entrepreneurial support needs to be developed in order to cater for the current economy, and with moving forward in changing the scope of youth unemployment.

A platform for Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) supports Student entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship development in academia, Developing entrepreneurial universities .

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Over 2000 bursaries go towards developing Gauteng’s Top learners

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The Gauteng Premier, Mr David Makhura, and Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi expressed immense pride as they handed over 2000 bursaries to Gauteng’s Top Learner’s for the academic year of 2019.

The bursaries were awarded to top 3 performing learners from schools participating in the Secondary Schools Improvement Programme (SSIP), and Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) public ordinary schools.

“we believe with these investments the Gauteng province will be a province that takes care of its own children’, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said.

One of the biggest concerns with graduates and students has always been finding space within private sectors for skills training. This year we see the extended reach of the programmes, with placement of some graduates within the private sector.

This was achieved through private sector partners, such as Barloworld, Lazarus Motor Company, Scaw Metals Group, Eurospec Automotives, Muavha Auto Mechanics, Umfundiso and more.

Another issue of concern was governments support towards entrepreneurship, which Premier David Makhura highlighted as an important task that government is taking on.

He further stated the importance of having entrepreneurship as part of academic learning within higher education institutions, and having the necessary support from government to ensure that this fits in with the current economic status of the country.

” The focus is on areas called scarce skills areas to support our development mandate. The Gauteng’s development mandate focuses on the type of economy we want to build to ensure a capable developmental state”

Since the year 2014, the Gauteng Provincial Government has spent over a billion worth of investment on bursary packages.

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