Media Statements

MAASA BUILDING SKILLS BASE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

27.05.2015
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The Master Artisans Academy of South Africa (MAASA) has trained 1000 electricians and electrical engineers in the rooftop installation of photovoltaic systems in the last twelve months. The programme, implemented nationally in partnership with Enel Green Power SA , an Italian based Independent Power Producer (IPP), is part of building a credible skills base for the growing retail renewable energy sector in South Africa.

In order to prepare the South African market Enel Green Power SA has – jointly with the Master Artisan Academy SA – developed three skills programmes for PV Rooftop installations. This will support Enel Green Power’s […]

ELIDZ Launches STP

15.01.2015
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The East London Industrial Development Zone launches its Science and Technology Park (STP) today, an innovation hub aimed at speeding up the pace of economic development in the Eastern Cape by increasing the competitiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of local industry.
Amongst other things, the ELIDZ STP has been established to showcase how the zone will leverage its innovations as a means to further enhance its attractiveness as an industrial destination of choice.
The ELIDZ STP is the only park of its kind in the country which is linked to an IDZ and was conceived as a catalyst for growth, collaboration […]

EAST LONDON IDZ – MBSA PARTNERSHIP

15.01.2015
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EAST LONDON IDZ – MBSA PARTNERSHIP INCREASES LOCAL CONTENT

The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) has in the past 12 months attracted and settled a significant number of auto players in the process doubling the investment value in the sector.
Through the Mercedes Benz South Africa’s (MBSA) W205 C-Class project, the ELIDZ has attracted six new investors worth over R890 million. About 849 jobs existed in the automotive and related industries before the W205 project. More than 534 additional job opportunities have been created following the introduction of the project.
According to […]