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    • GE, Gauteng Department of Education, PROTEC and FHI 360 partner to equip, inspire, and educate students aged 14-18 through the Next Engineers programme
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Next Engineers programme launches in Johannesburg

The first cohort of over 550 diverse high school learners from Johannesburg will be the first to develop their engineering identities through ‘Next Engineers’

General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) in partnership with FHI360, PROTEC and the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) officially launched the Next Engineers programme in Johannesburg to increase the diversity of young people in engineering. The programme launch, which was officiated by the Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi, will provide more…

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GE & PROTEC prepare for launch of GE’s Next Engineers in Johannesburg

GE has committed up to R40 billion to inspire more than 3,500 Johannesburg students aged 13-18, providing first-hand experiences in engineering and awarding financial support to pursue further education

It’s full steam ahead for the launch of GE’s  (www.GE.com) inaugural Next Engineers – a global further education readiness programme to the first cohort of 750 high school students across Johannesburg in early 2022, in a mission to inspire the next generation of engineers – the innovators, problem-solvers and leaders of…

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GE Foundation Announces Grant to Provide COVID-19 Relief in South Africa

US$100,000 to Fund Local Food Bank Organization Food Forward SA

To mark World Food Day celebrated annually on 16 October and in line with GE Foundation’s (www.GE.com/foundation) efforts to address the economic and social implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GE Foundation announced a donation of $100,000 USD to provide immediate relief to South Africa’s communities experiencing food insecurity. The…

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GE Invests $2.5 Million in the Next Generation of Johannesburg Engineers

‘Next Engineers’ programme aims to increase the diversity of young people in engineering and reach 3,500 local students

Today, General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) announced a five-year, $2.5 million USD investment in Johannesburg to launch Next Engineers, a global initiative focused on increasing the diversity of young people in engineering. GE has selected Johannesburg as one of four inaugural locations, aiming to inspire more than 3,500 local students aged…

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    • GE releases position paper on accelerating South Africa’s energy transition with gas power and renewables
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GE releases position paper on accelerating South Africa’s energy transition with gas power and renewables

According to the whitepaper, affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity is South Africa’s most urgent need

Whitepaper discusses South Africa’s urgent need for affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy, to spur industrialization while addressing its climate change ambitions; Highlights how flexible gas power will play a critical role in South Africa’s future energy mix; Underscores how gas power complements renewables with a clear path to decarbonization through…

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Pathways to faster decarbonization with gas and renewables

Today, we’re seeing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa commit to increasing the share of renewable energy in their mix and to decarbonize their economies

The power sector accounts for up to 41 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions today, with Africa contributing about 2-3%. In parallel, there are still over 580 million people on the continent who do not have access to reliable energy and the demand for electricity is expected to continue to…

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Nyimpini Mabunda Appointed CEO for General Electric in Southern Africa

In this role, Nyimpini will lead GE’s growth in the region and drive alignment across its Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy businesses

Nyimpini will lead GE’s (www.GE.com) growth in the region and drive alignment across its Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy businesses; An accomplished business leader with a career spanning 23 years. General Electric (GE) has announced the appointment of Nyimpini Mabunda as the Chief Executive Officer for Southern Africa. In…

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Reinventing steam power technology for a low-carbon future (By Africa Energy Indaba)

Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass

By Africa Energy Indaba As prevalent debates concerning the implementation of carbon neutral sources continue to make headlines, also increasingly rife, is the energy industry’s endeavour to explore a broader array of renewable energy sources including biomass. Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass. Interestingly, Africa has the highest portion…

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“Gas is Critical for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Energy Future,” says GE Gas Power Summit in Cape Town, South Africa

Gas will be critical for creating industry, manufacturing and attracting investment capital

Energy experts discuss the importance of gas for Africa’s current and future energy needs;GE’s innovative gas power generation portfolio is providing faster, more reliable, more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly power for baseload, emergency or clean energy transition needs; Gas will be critical for creating industry, manufacturing and attracting investment…

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Young Africans benefit from $500,000 Scholarship funding under the Africa Industrial Internet Programme

GE will give 10 full scholarships for the current cohort

General Electric (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP) which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution. The 2020 cohort has…