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MISA sees more than 150 graduates for 2018/19 financial year

Game changing opportunity for young Engineering Graduates.

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The Department of Governance and Traditional Affairs held an Induction and Orientation programme for Young Graduates in celebration of their achievement.  The graduates were hosted at the Emperor’s Palace on the 26 February 2019.

With the dire need of technical skills amongst the youth, particularly in the field of Engineering, the Department of Governance and Traditional Affairs through Municipal Infrastructure Agent has set itself out on a mission to provide support to dysfunctional and distressed Municipalities.

“What motivated MISA to run this project is the challenge we all know it terms of the infrastructure in Municipalities and the deficit of skills, in particular technical skills in Municipalities”, said Goodman Mlandazo Vimba, CEO of MISA.

MISA has set its focus on supporting Municipalities with skilled pipeline, creating more pool of professionals that municipalities could “dip” in and absorb in the environment.

The Response of the programme has been satisfactory, with 159 graduates ready to take on the world as qualified and professional Engineers.

Vimba further said, MISA is not only looking to create a sector filled with skilled Engineers but they are also working on diversifying the Engineering sector.

“ The aim is to recruit as many young graduates in Engineering, Town Planning and Regional Planning as well as other built environment professionals to increase the pool of skills particulary withregards to engineering skills”, Vimba said.  

The aim is to give graduates enough experience so they could register with a professional body and grow the economy.

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SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun

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The African continent can gear up to witness one of the greatest events in science. For the first time since 9 May 2016, Africans will be able to watch Mercury transit the Sun on Monday, 11 November at 14:35 Central Africa Time (CAT).

Get your telescopes ready to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun on this afternoon.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host a viewing event which will short talk on this astronomical phenomenon.” The transit will be observable from anywhere in Africa by projecting the image of the Sun through a small telescope”

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Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf

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MR and MRS City Waldorf Pageant IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya

From gracing the runway with talent to putting a cultural spin on glam. The ladies and gentlemen of City Waldorf took it to the Runway for the crown of MR and MRS City Waldorf.

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Supporting entrepreneurship ventures of SA varsities

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Entrepreneurship is growing within South Africa’s higher education spaces, from fresh ideas, innovations, to creative ventures set to contribute and stimulate the socio-economic growth in the region.

These ideas have been met by support from various industry experts, funding initiatives, and institutions transforming into innovative and entrepreneurial hubs that can spearhead socio-economic development.

This has been the culture around South African universities such as the University of the Western Cape (UWC),which in collaboration with WearSA, launched a retail clothing store – the first design and entrepreneurship incubator store of its kind in South Africa.

Recently we saw one of SA’s largest venture capital funds, the SA SME Fund, introducing students to entrepreneurial spaces, launching the first fund in Africa that commercialises ideas from tertiary institutions and gives access to funding and skills to CUT to promote entrepreneurs.

Today, we see the launch of the DUT retail leadership chair. This is a collaboration between the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA).

This initiative is also set to “serve as a critical conduit between industry and the university, in terms of constructive engagements, best practice in the industry both locally and internationally, in curriculum relevance and work integrated learning.”


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