Intellectual Property Unit, University of Cape Town: Facilitation of Strategic Workshop
Mthente facitated a two-day workshop with the Intellectual Property Unit’s staff members and key stakeholders, with the objective being to assess and analyse the unit’s internal environment, to assess and analyse the unit’s external environment and stakeholders, to develop a clear vision & mission for the unit, and to develop strategic goals and objectives that are in-line with the broader strategic objectives of the university. The results were synthersided to identify strategic opportunities and informed the basis of the unity’s strategic plan for 2018-2022,
Facilitation of a Leadership Change Management and Team Building Initiative
Mthente was commissioned by the Office of the Premier, Eastern Cape to conduct an extensive six month leadership and change management programme with the top leadership and senior managers of the Office of the Premier. The focus of this intervention was to address the challenges facing the OTP leadership with respect to lack of unity and cohesiveness and ensure that there is no disunity, to help the OTP leadership do self introspection and understand how they have become part of the problem of lack of service delivery in the province, to help build leadership capacity, create an understanding of the work levels concept and inculcate a mindset shift to new economy behaviours and to assist the team understand what is expected of them and help the department elevate itself to being the ‘benchmark’ of the province.
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research: Recruitment Drive for Twenty Companies to Undergo RECP/IEE Assessments Offering by NCPC-SA
The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is an implementation programme of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The main objective of NCPC-SA is to enhance the competitiveness and production capacity of the South African industry sectors through Resource Efficiency Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies and techniques. The purpose of the project was to recruit 20 companies on behalf of the NCPC-SA to undergo RECP-IEE (Industrial Energy Efficiency) assessments.
The criteria for the 20 companies to be recruited were as follows:
- have more than 20 employees;
- be located in the industrial parks of Spartan and Isando in Kempton Park; and
- represent the following sectors: Agro-processing, Metals/Foundries, Chemicals, Logistics/Distribution, Clothing/Textiles, FoodBev manufacturing.
The focus was on recruited companies within the industrial parks of Spartan and Isando located in Kempton Park, and with more than 20 employees, and be a mix of different sectors (at least four different sectors) such as Agro-Processing; Metals/Foundries; Chemicals; Logistics/Distribution; Clothing/Textiles; FoodBev manufacturing; etc. The primary objective of the project was the signing of MoU’s with twenty (20) companies to undertake RECP/IEE assessments with the NCPC-SA.