Savant promotes SA technology

first_img The multilevel project is an ongoing initiative, which includes participation in local and international trade shows, as well as an effective web presence. These efforts are complemented by extensive promotion material, advertisements and projects, both locally and abroad. When it was established in 2001, its broad objectives were to grow the ICT and electronics industry to increase employment, broaden participation, encourage exports, and promote small business development. Savant – the South African Technology Vanguard – is the country’s marketing and branding campaign for the electro-technical sector, which includes electrical engineering, electronics, information technology and telecommunications. A unit within the Department of Trade and Industry’s Industrial Development Division, it aims to accelerate the development of the country’s hi-tech sector. SAinfo reporter Reviewed: 2 May 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Becoming a local and global voice for the ICT and electronics sectors; Creating awareness about the South African electrotechnical and ICT industries; Strengthening the sector to become globally competitive by showcasing the successes in the South African economy; Promoting export and investment opportunities; Helping to identify potential international partners and facilitating matchmaking opportunities; andCo-ordinating an information portal across the sector and between both the private and public sector.center_img Website: www.savant.co.za Savant acts to alert prospective partners, both at home and abroad, that the local technology industry can compete with the best the world has to offer. Strengths The DTI says South Africa’s competitive advantage is created from the defence and mining sectors as well as high-level government investment in research and development in strategic programmes. The country also has strong engineering and integration capabilities from working as a prime contractor on complex projects.Objectives Savant plans to help grow the sector by:last_img read more

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#Nextchat RECAP: Getting Talent Back to Work with Second-Chance Hiring

first_imgOn April 10 @shrmnextchat chatted with Cornbread Hustle founder Cheri Garcia @luminous_cheri and two Cornbread Hustle recruiters Juan Garcia @JuanGarciaHD and Jesus Monge @JesusMonge75 about Getting Talent Back to Work with Second Chance Hiring.If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with tips and advice for employers and second chance candidates, you can read all the tweets here or below:last_img

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IPL 8: World Cup reject Yuvraj Singh released by Kohli-led RCB

first_imgApart from Yuvi, Kevin Pietersen and Dinesh Karthik were also dropped by their Delhi franchiseWorld Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who was the most expensive player during the auctions of the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a purse of Rs 14 crore, has been released by his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as the trading window for the next edition of the cricket league ended on Monday.Apart from Yuvraj, the biggest name to be released by any franchise was Delhi Daredevils’ captain of last season Kevin Pietersen and their costliest player Dinesh Karthik, who grabbed eyeballs after being picked for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore.Some of the other big names that were released include veteran pacer Zaheer Khan by Mumbai Indians while Test opener Murali Vijay did not find his name in the Delhi set-up as the franchise released as many as 13 players. Among other veterans, Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag have been retained by their respective franchises Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab(KXIP).Delhi Daredevils’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hemant Dua confirmed the development and also explained the reason for this decision by the management. Daredevils will go into the auction with a purse of Rs 41 crore.”Yes, we have submitted our list of releases to the IPL governing council and I can confirm that we have released Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik and Murali Vijay among the marquee players. We have only retained 11 players from the last season of IPL,” Dua said.Asked whether Karthik was an expensive buy, Dua said, “It was the decision of the Daredevils management. The rationale behind releasing some of the marquee players is going into the auction with a bigger purse and also look from the perspective of being cost effective.”advertisementlast_img read more

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