Free Education for Members of the National Union of Mineworkers

As reported on miningweekly.com, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa will be offering free training courses for its members. The project, which is funded by the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT), is to create a further education and training (FET) college.

The 500-graduates-a-year Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre – a MIT beneficiary which was named after top former NUM office bearer Barayi, who died in 1994 – is in the process of receiving full FET accreditation to equip mineworkers with the skills they need to engage with their employers.

With campuses in both Yeoville and Midrand, the Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre generates income by providing conferencing, catering and accommodation services to the public, with top-up funding supplied by MIT to ensure training courses remain cost effective and within reach of civil-society structures.