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South Africa The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) has appointed Barlow Manilal as CEO
Manilal replaces professor Rivka Kfir, whose tenure as interim CEO ended at the end of March. The TIA was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008, with the objective of stimulating and intensifying technological innovation to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans by developing and exploiting technological innovations. It receives about R400 million a year from government.
South Africa South Africa: Global Accolades for Airports Company
Airports Company South Africa airports – O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International Airports walked away with top awards at the 2015 SKYTRAX Choice Awards in Paris, France.
Since the prestigious SKYTRAX awards reflect global airport customer satisfaction, they are considered to be the global benchmark for excellence in the airport industry. Results are based on an independent nine-month survey consolidating the views of 12 million respondents representing ov ...
South Africa South Africa: South Africa's Smart Schools Showcased on Brand South Africa Media Tour
Foreign journalists on a week-long tour of the country as guests of Brand South Africa visited Boitumelo High School in Tembisa on Wednesday to find out more about the pilot project in the Gauteng Education Department's tech-savvy Smart Schools programme. Tablets instead of textbooks had boosted pupils' confidence in answering their teachers' questions, Sesi Makena, the principal of Boitumelo Secondary School, told foreign journalists visiting his school on 18 March.
South Africa South Africa: A First in Aviation – Women Make the Grade in Numbers
2015 is a very special year for twenty-four (24) young matriculants, who have been offered a once-in-a-life-time opportunity by Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC, to undergo specialised aviation training - to become Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs). On Friday, the group completed an intensive four-week induction course which included visits to airports in and around Gauteng. They have gone through a rigorous regime of assessments (including thorough medicals) in order to meet spec ...
South Africa South Africa: IBM Invest R700m in SA Research Lab
International technology company IBM will invest R700-million over the next 10 years to build a new Research Africa facility in downtown Johannesburg, the company announced at an IBM ThinkForum event at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 6 February. As part of a 10-year investment programme through the Department of Trade and Industry and working closely with the Department of Science and Technology, the new research facility will be based at the University of Witwatersrand (Wit ...
South Africa South Africa: Media Accreditation Open for WEF Africa 2015
Media accreditation is now open for the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3 to 5 June 2015, with the support of the government of South Africa.
South Africa South Africa: FNB Fund Helps with Disability at Tertiary Institutions
Over the past few years, the FNB Fund has focused its efforts on providing support to the education sector, from early childhood development to primary and tertiary education. Through the various programmes undertaken within these areas, it has focused on raising awareness of students with disabilities at Tertiary Institutions. The FNB Fund currently funds students from two disability units – one at Stellenbosch University and the other at the University of the Free State. Pearl Mphuthi, FNB Fu ...
South Africa South Africa: Cape Town Launches Open Data Portal
Cape Town's new open data portal aims to enhance transparency and accountability, as well as improve the competitiveness of the broader economy of Cape Town, Mayor Patricia de Lille said at the launch. The Open Data Portal, which makes public sector data available to the public at no charge and in usable formats, is "another bold stride that we are taking to create an enabling environment which will attract investment that generates economic growth and creates jobs", De Lille said.
South Africa South Africa: Joint ATNS/WITS Initiative Empowers Women
The University of the Witwatersrand School for Economic and Business Sciences, conferred Aeronautical Management Development Programme (AMDP) Certificates to nineteen (19) Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) employees, at a special graduation ceremony held today at the ATNS Aviation Training Academy, near OR Tambo International Airport. This Programme, which carries an NQF Level 7 rating, started in March and ended in October 2014.
South Africa South Africa: Regional Air Traffic Safety and Efficiency Concerns Addressed
Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) hosted a three-day Southern African Development Community (SADC) Air Traffic Management Coordination Summit (ATM/CM) near OR Tambo International Airport under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The primary objective of the summit was to address Air Traffic coordination and related safety and efficiency issues between adjacent airspaces in which various SADC States are responsible for the provision of Air Traffic Nav ...
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