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“Thank you for the training course. It was very practical and informative.” ABSA 

“This was one of the best training’s that I have attended. The trainer was outstanding.” Anglo American

“A very well organised conference. The speakers  shared too much valuable information which I can now start implementing in my work place. Thank you Provision Research!” DHL

Public courses

Climate Change

Why you cannot miss this training?

As awareness grows about the impacts of climate change, laws are being introduced and the market is responding by scrutinising companies’ green credentials and commitment to greenhouse gas emissions reduction. South Africa ranks high among the world’s most significant carbon emitters per capita. The Carbon Tax Act has been in effect since 1 June 2019 and needs to be understood and carefully navigated to minimise impact on the bottom line.

The one-day programme allows businesses and organisations to gain an awareness of the risks, dynamics and potential solutions to climate change related challenges facing the running of their businesses.

Key topics

  • How climate change and environmental laws will change the way you do business
  • Overview of the Carbon Tax Act, 1 June 2019
  • Reviewing the business risk of climate change
  • How not to risk your reputation – Having your climate credentials scrutinised
  • Looking ahead – What can companies do to manage the risk

Who should attend?

  • Legal
  • Risk and compliance
  • HR and Executive management
  • Policy makers
  • Environmental and Geologist
  • Engineers
  • Directors
SLP Drafting

Why you cannot miss this event?

Mining Charter III is here to stay, and the new requirements are challenging. The seminar will cover in depth the detailed content of a SLP. This is includes a discussion on the regulatory requirements for a SLP, the annual compliance audit and further the provision pertaining to the amendment of a SLP. The requirement of the content of each sub-element of a SLP will then be discussed, preceded by the required stakeholder engagements giving effect to the SLP content. It will conclude by providing details of the supporting documents required and further the submission process at the DMR.

Key topics

  • Reviewing the regulatory framework -Overview of mining right application / amendment
  • Discussion of content for each Human Resource Development plan -Local Economic Development (LED) Programmes
  • Management of down scaling and retrenchments
  • Supporting documents and submission process to the DMR

Who should attend?

  • Social Labour Plan
  • HR
  • Risk and compliance
  • Executive management
  • Procurement
  • Geologist
  • Unions
Smart Mining

Why you cannot miss this event?

This interactive course incorporates videos, expert insights, simulations, discussions and scenarios to deepen your current understanding of the sector, and to encourage you to develop your own ideas about possible future directions. This comprehensive three-day training course will focus on:

  • Resource selection
  • Production management
  • Project structuring
  • Logistics
  • Project financing
  • Selecting joint venture partners
  • Mine planning
  • Off-take agreements
  • Rehabilitation funding
  • Tax planning
  • Sustainability of community stakeholders
  • Capital raising
  • Risk management
  • Smart Mining Policy

Who should attend?

  • Mining executives
  • Engineering managers
  • Chief Engineers
  • Mine managers
  • Automation Managers
  • Mine planning engineers
  • Operations Managers Project Managers/Engineers
  • Application Engineers
  • Production Managers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Mining Geologists
  • Planning Engineers


This course is Aligned to the Unit Standard 114226, NQF Level 5, 8 credits.

Why you cannot miss this course?

In the disruptive global environments conflicts are ubiquitous.  Each situation requires its own approach to resolving conflict to add value to individual performance and productivity and ensure stakeholder satisfaction. This programme evaluates the   nature of and the difference between global conflicts, personal conflict opinion conflict and power conflicts.

Benefits of attending

  • Conflict resolution and peer mediation toolkit
  • Practical exercises and assessments.
  • Facilitated by an experienced facilitator who specialises in body language, neuroscience and EQ.

By the end of this course you will take home a certificate in:

  • Mediation, decision making, negotiation and engagement
  • Giving and receiving feedback in and emotionally intelligent manner
  • Understanding the brain’s reaction to conflict
  • Implementing no violence conflict management skills before events happen
  • The brain on intercultural violence in real or disguised forms
  • Pseudo-science of body language and pop psychology getting myths out of the way

This course is Aligned to the Unit Standard 114226, NQF Level 5, 8 credits. Upon completion and assessments attendees will receive 8 credits towards their qualification in Business, Commerce and Management studies. The Unit Standard Assessment is optional and charged at an additional fee of R500 per delegate. Please contact us for other courses available.

Who should attend?

-Heads of departments



-Team leaders


Across all department from all industries

BBBEE Amended Codes Supply Chain

Why you cannot miss this master class? 

On 9 April 2019, the Minister of Trade and Industry signed four amendments to the Amended Generic B-BBEE Codes of 2013 (Codes). These amendments will come into effect on 31 November 2019. This training will help you align your department with the Amendments to Amended Code Series 400: Enterprise and Supplier Development (including Preferential Procurement).


  • To present the guidelines to understand the Preferential Procurement Sub-element, Enterprise
  • Development Sub-element, Supplier Development Sub-element and Socio-economic Development Element of the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.
  • Training on how to apply the relevant calculations of the Preferential Procurement Sub-scorecard, Enterprise Development Sub-scorecard, Supplier Development Sub-scorecard and Socio-economic Development Scorecard.
  • Theoretical scenario testing to understand the application of the guidelines and applicable calculation relating to applicable elements.
  • Answering all questions posed by the delegates.

Who should attend?

  • Supply chain
  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • HR

Across all industries


Provision Research

Why you cannot miss this master class?

“Processing” personal information includes collecting, collating, storage, modification, merging, updating, dissemination and usage of data and information. The means of doing so include electronic communication, which means any text, voice, sound or image message sent over an electronic communications network.

The POPI Act will test your business from the granular to the macro issues.

Compliance will have an impact on the processes, technology and manner in which employees handle and process personal information. The Act provides for a one-year implementation time frame.

The Chairperson of the Information Regulator wants to have POPI fully active from 2018.

So, has your business appointed an Information Officer? Have they started working on the following:

  • An Awareness Process for staff members;
  • A Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) Manual Update;
  • Internal Systems to Process Requests;
  • Measures and Standards; and
  • A Compliance Framework?

By the end of the course, delegates will be competent  in:

Who should attend?

Anyone tasked (or involved) with complying with POPI within their company. Legal advisors (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to provide good legal advice on privacy issues.

  • CIOs and IT Managers – to manage ICT.
  • IT Operators – to ensure that ICT operates within the bounds of POPI.
  • IT and Data Security officers – to secure ICT and personal information.
  • IT Governance officers and specialists – to govern ICT.
  • Information officers – to balance access to and protection of information. To stay out of jail.
  • Marketing Managers – to market in accordance with the law.
  • Compliance officers – to effectively comply with privacy laws.
  • Auditors and assurance providers (internal and external) – to audit and provide assurance regards privacy.
  • Risk Officers and Managers – to manage privacy risks.
  • HR and Payroll Managers – to ensure that the personal information of employees is protected.
  • Credit Managers – to ensure that personal information of creditors and debtors is protected.
  • Pension Fund Trustees – to ensure that the personal information of beneficiaries is protected. Directors (executive and non-executive, CEOs and FDs) – to discharge their legal duties and direct the course of the organisation, especially direct.