Dedisa collaborated with iGEMS 2017, to support learners in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
During 2017 and 2018, Dedisa sponsored 14 grade 11 and 12 learners for the maths and science support programme.
However, the anticipated significant improvement in the performance for the 2018 examination of the beneficiaries on
the iGEMS programme did not materialize. Consequently, Dedisa thought it prudent to review the gaps and areas of
additional focus in the programme before confirming its continued support.
Following the review, it was evident that the iGEMS programme is an assessment based programme
and does not follow a set school curriculum. Participants on the programme are assessed for their skills,
knowledge and competencies and efforts are made to improve these in order to meet the desired objectives.
Dedisa has therefore, gone out for tender to appoint a service provider that can facilitate a programme that follows
a set national government curriculum, similar to the Avon/KwaDukuza Resource Centre programme. PROTEC was appointed
as a service provider to facilitate the maths and science programme for Dedisa, replacing iGEMS.
PROTEC was established
in 1982 by a group of concerned engineers from the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE),
the aim was to offer extra lessons for STEM related subjects in an effort to afford learners the opportunity
to pursue engineering and related careers.
PROTEC has over 37 years in the field of offering STEM lessons and have won numerous awards such as STEM Education experts award in 2017.
Capacitating ECD Centres
Dedisa collaborated with Early Inspiration in 2018 to capacitate 17 ECD practitioners in Port Elizabeth.
The practitioners graduated with their NQF level 4 ECD practitioner training in December 2018: of the 17
practitioners, 11 own their ECD centers.
In 2019, the focus was to ensure that the 11 centers meet the DSD compliance requirements to enable them to
qualify for funding from the DSD. The centers were also supplied safety kits, potties, mattresses and blankets.
Five of the 11 centers received CCTV cameras to improve security, those that did not receive the cameras were
due to inadequate infrastructure of the centers, which Dedisa is looking to assist the centres on a long-term
Open cycle gas turbines have been reported to have significant reduction
for pollutants such as sulfur dioxides (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (Nox).
the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) generates steam that goes to the steam turbine. From the steam turbine, the power plant is
able to generate more electricity instead of rejecting the waste heat to the environment. In other words, the combined cycle gas
turbine maximizes efficiency.
Like a motorcar engine, a gas engine power plant is characterized by a four-stroke cycle. T
he major difference is that the fuel is natural gas or others.