1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Transnet pumps R2m into development of skills with USB-ED

      Explore Polity.org.za (Apr 24 2014)

      Transnet pumps R2m into development of skills with USB-ED

      State-owned logistics firm Transnet has announced a R2-million, three-year sponsorship agreement with the Stellenbosch University Business School-Executive Development (USB-ED) – the public management development and training company affiliated to the USB – for the establishment of the Transnet Centre for Business Management of Projects (TCBMP) within USB-ED.

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      Mentions:   Africa   Transnet

    2. Centre of Excellence Opened at Stellenbosch University

      Explore allAfrica.com (Apr 4 2014)

      The New Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics will go a long way in taking South Africa's ability to understand and fine-tune the innovation environment, to a new level.

      This is according to the Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, who launched the new centre at Stellenbosch University on Thursday.

      "This CoE [centre of excellence] must build on our existing capacity in scientometrics and innovation policy; it must foster additional capacity and take our ability to understand and fine-tune our innovation environment and policy to a new level.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    3. Procurement learning en vogue

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jun 7 2013)

      With global supply chains becoming more complex and negative headlines (such as the horse meat scandal) on the rise, companies are scrambling to hire talent with supply chain experience. So says a recent article in the Wall Street Journal this week. In response to this demand, universities have started to introduce undergraduate majors, MBA concentrations and even entire degree programs dedicated to procurement, inventory management and global supply chain strategy. . No doubt, procurement has become a hot topic to learn about.

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      Mentions:   Boston

    4. South African research gets R800m boost

      Explore BDlive (Nov 15 2012)

      South African research gets R800m boost

      The Department of Science and Technology on Wednesday allocated an additional R800m over a three-year period towards developing the country’s researchers and making South Africa more competitive.  Research and development is a key driver of economic growth, competitiveness and job creation, and the foundation for a knowledge economy. However, there is a shortage of skilled researchers in South Africa, with only about 30% of academics and researchers in universities and on research councils holding a doctoral degree. This means they are unable to supervise doctoral students.


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      Mentions:   South Africa

    5. CIPS and UP team up on supply chain management

      Explore Engineering News (Feb 23 2012)

      The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Southern Africa and the University of 
Pretoria (UP) have partnered to further professionalise the procurement and supply chain profession, CIPS announced on Thursday.The parties signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on advocacy and lobbying to enhance the professional status of the supply chain management (SCM) community within South Africa; building on the quality of SCM qualifications at the university; and encouraging students to join Cips Southern Africa as members and work towards obtaining MCIPS membership status.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   CIPS   Southern Africa

    6. Incidents of procurement corruption uncovered at South African University

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Feb 8 2012)

      The South African Government has called on the courts to impose “maximum sentences” on students and staff at the University of Zululand who are found guilty of fraud.

      Minister Nzimande: "We will call on our courts to impose the maximum sentence where cases are proven."

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Special Investigating Unit

    7. Universities to be exempt from EU public procurement rules

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 4 2011)

      The reduction in universities' income from the state will free buyers from EU purchasing rules. (Read Full Article)

    8. Your Transportation Costs Are About To Go Way Up!

      Explore Sourcing Innovation (Sep 26 2011)

      Mary C. Holcomb of The University of Tennessee and Karl B. Manrodt of Georgia Southern University, in partnership with Con-way Inc., Ernst & Young, and Logistics Mangaement, just released their Annual Study of Logistics and Transporation (The Masters of Logistics Report), and the findings, summarized in this recent article on Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Navigating transportation's Bermuda Triangle that had some scary findings. Namely that, in the average supply chain, there is: a lack of planning for the impact of rising fuel prices, a rigid network ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Ernst & Young

    9. Universities must collaborate to cut costs

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 25 2011)

      Joint purchasing initiatives could cut indirect spend for higher education institutions by almost a third, according to a report (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   England   Scotland

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