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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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VARSITY RUNDOWN

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In this week’s varsity RUNDOWN

26 Vice-chancellors to meet up with the Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande to discuss plans on how deal with the crisis of Gender based violence.

Professor Ahmed Bawa, chief executive officer of Universities South Africa confirmed that a preparatorymeeting with Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will take place today.

UCT

The University of Cape Town has put in place a range of measures in the hopes of keeping staff and students safe. It introduced what is called, a special ad hoc tribunal to deal with cases of gender violence. The institution
also created an online reporting tool to ensure that the reporting of such incidents is easier.

Tourism Opportunities

The department of Tourism together with the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) and the North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism launched the National Tourism Careers Expo 2019 in North West.


This year the NTCE 2019 will take on a three day expo starting on the 19-21 September at the ROYAL Marang Hotel, Those learners between Grade 9-12, FET college students, unemployed graduates and university
students are encouraged to partake in this programme.

In Varsity Sports


In men’s Varsity football, the University of Western Cape sits top of log after 7 rounds of battling it out on the
field all the way to the semi-finals.

It all started with eight teams which fought for a chance to make it to the finals and now we gear up for semi-finals round 8 where the Tswane University of Technology football team will go head to head with University of Pretoria at the UWC Sports stadium later this afternoon at 4.


While on the other hand the Univerisity of Cape Town looks to claim the victory as it goes against North West University, in a bid to make the finals. Round 9 of the final match will take place on the 26th of September.

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A cry of a NATION in CRISIS

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Kidnappings, murder, looting, violence, hatred, division and ruthlessness. A nation in need or more than just redemption.

With trending hashtags

#AmINext

#Notallmen

#SAShutDown

What do we do, where do we seek shelter, who is really left to protect a nation in crisis, how do we mend and restore that trust lost even in places we meant to feel safe, when our justice system has also failed us, cry of a nation.

RIP Uyinene

Students and friends of the missing student have been using the #BringNeneHome and #BringNeneBack hashtags to raise awareness about the film and media student.

First year film and media studies student from the univeristy of Cape Town (UCT), was last seen on the 24th August and on Monday, outrage broke after learning that missing UCT student was raped and murdered at the Post Office in Claremont.

Students held a night Vigil at Stellenbosch University’s Rooi Plein in memory of #UyineneMrwetyana.

#RIPUyinene

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City Waldorf extends its care to Thuto Lesedi secondary

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City Waldorf cares together with students from various universities took part in the ” Keep a girl child in school” initiative, donating sanitary towels to learners at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in Vosloorus .

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