Transport skills summit kicks off

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Skills Summit, which will look into the transformation, as well as the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the sector, kicks off in Johannesburg today.

The summit brings together higher learning and research institutions, captains of the transport industry, as well as transport state owned entities under the theme – ‘Driving innovation and transformative skills development initiatives bringing sustainable economic growth with a global impact’.

The summit will reflect on how South Africa can have a pool of highly skilled, competitive and competent people trained in the various facets of the transport sector such as rail, aerospace, maritime, road freight, taxi, freight handling - to address the country’s skills shortage and demand for scarce and critical skills.

“Having been deployed previously as the Minister of Higher Education and Training, I fully understand and appreciate the role that education and skills development could play in changing the lives of millions of South Africans and the impact that it could have in growing our economy,” said Transport Minister Blade Nzimande.

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele will today officially open a modern Home Affairs office in Ndwedwe, north of Durban.

The new office will offer the new Smart ID Card, passports and all other Home Affairs related services including registration of birth.

This new office will make it easier for citizens from surrounding communities to apply and collect their IDs on time to be able to participate in the upcoming general elections. –