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Encouraging better ways of understanding science within communities

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(From right to left) Kevin Brandt (EWN), Robert Inglis ( Science Spaza),Pfungwa Nyamukachi( The conversation), and Sibusiso Biyela ( Journalist)

The Innovation Bridge technology and showcasing event and Science Forum South Africa created a platform for local innovations to express the possibilities of science growing Africa’s economy and changing communities.

The fifth summit, was for the first time in collaboration with the Innovation Bridge – a technology matchmaking and showcasing event.

According to the head of the National Intellectual Property Management Kerry Faul, this event gives innovators the opportunities to come face-to-face with investors, their market, funding partners, and manufacturers.

Taking that science is not popular among communities, one of the issues that was raised at the Science Journalism Workshop was the inability of communities to understand innovations and new technologies enough for them to use the technologies on their own.

A Panel discussion held by Kevin Brandt (EWN), Pfungwa Nyamukachi( The conversation), Robert Inglis ( Science Spaza) and Sibusiso Biyela ( Journalist) looked into the complexities of science.

Talking about science communication, Robert Inglis emphasised framing science in good stories to encourage science stories with impact and Moving away from simple narratives when dealing with the complexity of science.

With the technological revolution, new technologies a set to come in, technologies aimed at improving quality of life within communities.

According to the panel, the introduction of new technologies should be accompanied by stories which allow communities to understand new technologies and science in ways which create impact.

The growth of science has encouraged partnerships from all around the world, specialists to come together, opened new grounds for entrepreneurs and most importantly has become inclusive.

#IBSFSA2019 an initiative by the Department of Science and Innovation



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SA tourism gearing up to open the industry

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South Africa’s move to level 1 allows for the countries tourism sector to open up and exploring what the country offers has been put high on the list.  

As the tourism industry recovers, South African’s and international visitors gear up to start exploring the country’s attractions, province at a time. The path to recovery began with this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations hosted at Maropeng’s Cradle of Humankind.

Under the theme, ‘Rural Development and Tourism’, the focus is to drive development towards rural communities through tourism.  A plan by the department of Tourism to use domestic tourism market to  reignite the sector, by driving tourism to lesser-visited rural communities in all nine provinces.

“As we navigate a path to recovery, and gradually re-open our borders to safely welcome international visitors, we urge South Africans to travel and explore their country responsibly,” said Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

The department of Tourism looks to continue to embrace South Africa’s rich culture and heritage as borders gradually re-open and prioritise safety as it welcomes international visitors.

“Our authentic heritage and cultural experiences have been a draw card for international visitors for many years. Although a large number of employment opportunities have in the past been driven by international tourist arrivals, we believe that these jobs, and those yet to be created, will be sustained by the renewed strength of our domestic tourism markets.”

 

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Engineering World Cup, helping SA’s Engineers Reach International Standards

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Engineering has been pushed beyond South Africa’s borders, creating partnerships which allow South Africa’s engineers to reach the international bench-marked standards.

The annual International Engineering Alliance Meeting (IEAM), brings together IEA members to discuss ways to equip them, improving engineering standards to enable them to be compatible according to international standards.

Initiatives such as the “Engineering World Cup” put engineering at the forefront, discussing “strategic issues relating to best practice in accreditation be considered, policies and procedures, accreditation reviews be reviewed and decisions on applications for membership be made.”

To meet international bench-marked standards, IEA members are equipped through engineering education and getting aquainted with the expected competence for engineering practice through the serial of Educational Accords and Competence Agreements.

The “Engineering World Cup”, hosted by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) brings together delegates from various jurisdictions and countries/regions.

“South Africa is represented in all three accords, namely the Washington, Dublin and Sydney Accord. The broad representation of South Africa in these Accords results in the mobility of professional engineers across the countries where these multi-lateral agreements are in place.”

This allows professional engineers to gain recognition and work in these countries based on the agreements which are put in place.

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ECSA guiding SA’s future engineers, lecture at a time

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The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has taken the initiative to provide students, professional engineers, professional Engineering technologists and mentors with the necessary guidance and preparation they need to be compatible within the Engineering industry.

The Tswane University of Technology has been one of the institutions which ESCA extended their initiative to.

To become successful within the engineering industry requires forming effective networks, access to mentorship, connecting with industry experts, associating with certain voluntary associations, and building a marketable profile.

One of the problems identified was the lack of mentorship within the work environment, which ECSA has provided a solution through its support system for registered professionals. It allows professionals to access questions and answers regarding registering as a professional.

Training extends to engineering students, professional engineers, professional engineering technologists,mentors, and reviewers. This has been achieved through discipline specific guidelines.

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