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artisan2Mining Weekly reports that Yershen Pillay, CEO of the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA), announced at this week’s Green Hydrogen Roundtable, which was hosted by Nedbank, the establishment of the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills.

CHIETA is working on this with the mining and the transport sector education and training authorities (Setas). The need for artisans and electrolyser technicians for what is expected to be a very fruitful new era of significant near-term growth for the SA economy was emphasised by Pillay. He said the centre of specialisation would be able to produce the required technical skills, while many of SA’s chemical engineers could conceivably be upskilled to hydrogen systems engineers. “We need to start planning now for 2030,” said Pillay, who emphasised the absolute necessity of the kind of collaboration that the event exemplified in bringing together banking, industry and government, which was represented at the event by Higher Education and Training deputy director-general Zukile Mvalo. Structured agreements on mining, transport, manufacturing, chemicals and agriculture are emerging and CHIETA has established a R5-million fund with the University of the Witwatersrand to foster more investment into research and development on green hydrogen.

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