Upcoming activities

Engen Safety Circle: Fostering a safety culture

20 February 2019.

A serious workplace injury or death changes lives forever – for families, friends, communities and co-workers. The value of human life is immeasurable. The Durban Chemicals Cluster (DCC), through its Operational Excellence programme, aims to ensure that our members strive for the implementation of the strictest safety management principles to ensure that the employees of our members return home to their families and friends at the end of each workday.

Industry 4.0 Working Group: Product Innovation

28 February 2019.

Industry 4.0 is changing traditional ways of doing business and innovation is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. New competitors can come from anywhere, enabled by new technologies that can quickly disrupt long-established markets. Companies unprepared for this rapid innovation have a dismal future ahead of them. No major disruptions have occurred in the South African chemicals manufacturing sector, however, preparation in this regard is imperative.

Empowering small businesses in the chemicals sector

27th  February – 1st March 2019.

The DCC SMME development programme is a 3-day programme designed to ready chemicals manufacturers for the challenging markets of high competition within which they operate. The programme involves both theory and practical components and affords participating businesses an opportunity to implement an innovations project in their own businesses.

Graduate Development Programme 2018

17 July 2018 to 04 April 2019.

Accelerating Graduates’ workplace readiness and ability to deliver value to their firm

The DCC’s Graduate Development Programme equips graduates with the necessary skills to tackle the demands of the chemicals manufacturing workplace. With 30 graduates this popular training programme has proved successful at enabling participants’ growth and development. Participants are provided with holistic, chemicals sector specific business skills and equipped to work as competent employees in their functional areas.