Proactive engagement around lockdown regulations needed, says MBA North

Certainty will help the construction industry plan more effectively, and could help save jobs, says Mohau Mphomela, executive director of Master Builders Association (MBA) North. The organisation is calling on government to engage proactively with the sector on lockdown regulations as they pretain to the construction industry. L-R: Mohau Mphomela, executive director, and Wayne Albertyn,…

SAIW championing work-based apprenticeship learning for welding industry

After achieving suitable qualifications at TVET colleges, artisan learners in SA subsequently discover that they cannot obtain the necessary work experience due to a lack of apprenticeship opportunities, limiting their ability to secure a job. Image supplied Realising this, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is championing work-based apprenticeship learning for the welding industry…

Lockdown forcing construction sector to think more strategically about tech adoption

According to the results of a survey conducted by Construction Computer Software (CCS) amongst its clients, stakeholders and industry partners, the lockdown has compelled the construction industry to think more strategically about the adoption of technology, especially as it relates to communication and collaboration. Image source: Gallo/Getty The survey was conducted to establish how the…

At this point, we are stronger apart

As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity is reaching out to South Africa’s top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future. Wendy Buffa-Pace, MD at Atlas Copco We chatted…

More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial grounds

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or Covid-19) has dramatically disrupted global economies and halted people’s daily activities, probably for the first time in recent history. Currently, there is no report of any clinically approved antiviral treatment or vaccines that are effective against Covid-19. Yazeed van Wyk, research manager, Water Research Commission This…