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Gauteng Business 2020/21 edition

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The 2020/21 edition of Gauteng Business is the 12th issue of this highly successful publication that has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng Province. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on infrastructure investment programmes and plans for the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a means to boost economic growth. Another feature on construction and property underlines the importance of spatial planning in the region’s future. Ambitious plans for the City of Johannesburg are outlined, both in the journal's editorial pages and by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA).

OVERVIEW Education and

OVERVIEW Education and training Skills training is a public and private priority. Wits Business School In response to a demand for a more skilled workforce, the Provincial Government of Gauteng has promised by 2025 to establish in every district at least two schools of specialisation linked to the 10 highgrowth sectors that have been identified. Public libraries and community centres will become places where online courses in artisan and digital skills will be readily available. The possibilities of two large institutions being harnessed in the creation of a university-based economic complex are being explored in Sedibeng where the Vaal University of Technology and a campus of the North-West University are already major contributors to the district. The rapid expansion which characterised the early stages of the development of the Curro Group has been halted by Covid-19 but the private education company has still committed itself to expenditure of R1-billion in 2020. This money will be spent on expanding existing infrastructure. Curro will continue to acquire schools and focus on newer brands such as DigiEd and Curro Private Colleges, which offer vocational courses. A focus on water and energy underpins the newly-established Knowledge Pele Academy in Kramerville, Johannesburg. Independent SECTOR INSIGHT Curro Group will spend R1-billion in 2020. power producer Pele Green Energy aims to develop skills and entrepreneurship in rural, periurban and township communities. The KP Academy has formulated energy and water SETA-approved courses and runs artisan training programmes, learnerships, short courses and workshops. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are concentrating on 13 trade areas, including bricklayers, millwrights, boilermakers and riggers. Gauteng has eight TVET colleges. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K GAUTENG BUSINESS 2020/21 46

OVERVIEW The National Skills Authority (NSA) works with Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) in carrying out the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) is an over-arching body working on skills development and training. Tertiary Three of South Africa’s top five business schools are in Gauteng: the Wits Business School, the University of South Africa’s (Unisa’s) Graduate School of Business Leadership and the Gordon Institute of Business Science, on the Sandton campus of the University of Pretoria. Eighty percent of the 1 230 lecturers and researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have post-graduate degrees, and 27 A-rated scientists work there. The university offers studies in more than 40 schools in five faculties. Pretoria hosts the head office of distance university Unisa, which has almost a quarter of a million students. The University of Pretoria (UP) is renowned for research. One of the most famous faculties is veterinary science, which is located at Onderstepoort. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a comprehensive institution offering diplomas and degrees through a mix of vocational and academic programmes. The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) have several campuses. ■ ONLINE RESOURCES Council of Higher Education: www.che.ac.za Gauteng Department of Education: www.education.gpg.gov.za National Research Foundation: www.nrf.ac.za UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 1 2020/06/19 13:50 UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 1 2020/06/19 13:50 UFS Business School UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 1 2020/06/19 13:50 Management Development | Leadership Development UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf /06/19 13:50 1 2020/06/19 13:50 UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 1 2020/06/19 13:50 UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 1 2020/06/19 13:50 UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 2020/06/19 13:50 UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 1 2020/06/19 13:50 UFSBS-FM BS survey 8026.pdf 1 2020/06/19 13:50 Executive Development | Advanced Project Management Various short learning programmes Available online and as inhouse programmes countrywide Contact Ansie Barnard T: 051 401 3204 | C: 082 900 1080 | barnardam@ufs.ac.za | www.ufs.ac.za/bus | | UFSUV | UFSweb | UFSweb | 47 GAUTENG BUSINESS 2020/21

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