South Africa needs more entrepreneurs to enter the economic cycle in order to help with unemployment. Entrepreneurs are also the backbone of our economy. Hardhat Professional entrepreneurs are especially key in enhancing our economy because their solutions impact directly on our communities, therefore any HardHat Professional venturing into entrepreneurship should be encouraged. There are a few observations I have made with respect to mistakes made by HardHat professionals who venture into entrepreneurship. 5 mistakes made by Hardhat Professionals venturing into entrepreneurship are as follows: 1.General Dealership Most HardHat Professionals when starting out will do anythi... »
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5 things immigrant Built Environment Professionals can do to solve challenges they face in South Africa
Daniel Chinounye born in Zimbabwe is a 14-year-experienced Quantity Surveyor currently working with a European multinational company based in their South African branch. Daniel has experience working in many countries in East and Southern Africa in various construction commercial roles including ; working as a Consulting (Professional) Quantity Surveyor, Managing Quantity Surveyor for a growing construction company in Zimbabwe, Cost Management Engineer and Planner for Southern Africa region, Estimator for capital projects based in South Africa but focusing on tenders from all over Africa, Tendering and Estimating Manager in Tanzania and currently working as a Lead/Senior Quantity Surveyor f... »
The month of July we focussed our articles on the role of Hard Hat TVET graduates and on this last instalment on this subject we give you a summary of some of the important facts based on the response that we received from Industry bodies, Employers and Hard Hat TVET graduates. »
There are many reasons why most Construction graduates and student struggle to get in- service training some of them are out of our hands like the shrinking economy but there are a few things that the graduates should consider when applying for in-service training opportunities. »
Keeping abreast of developments in the industry is key if your aim is to grow your career as a Construction Professional. Here are 5 Reasons why should keep yourself informed about the industry: »
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