Engineering

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Youth Day in South Africa is a time when we reflect on how far we’ve come as a country and the challenges we face. There’s no doubt that there have been big advances in South Africa. At the dawn of democracy in 1994, 58% of public-school learners in Grade 12 passed matric, while in 2021 that figure was 76.4%.


Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has urged high school learners,
especially those that are in Grade 10 to 12, to consider taking Maths and Physical
Science so they can study Engineering.


The Universities of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand have received a R25
million donation which will be used for capacity building, facility upgrades and
student support in the mining and engineering faculties.


In a bid to address critical skills shortages the Central University of Technology in
collaboration with MerSeta have set up a R10 million engineering development project
which will equip young people with the right skills.


Training in welding, fashion design and a range of other entrepreneurial skills will
be
made available through the Making a Difference initiative funded by government to
uplift young people in the Ennerdale community.

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