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Funding & Finance

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African Academy for Computer Assisted Engineering is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the upliftment of skills in draughting and related industries. Our goals are to assist disadvantaged individuals in achieving rewarding technical careers from previous unemployment.

African Academy relies on donations and sponsorships from industry leaders and government departments as its main source of funding.

Our previous Sponsors

We’d like to honour and appreciate all the sponsors who have been the drivers of African Academy’s continual growth and progress.
We are eternally grateful!

Our current Sponsors

We’d like to honour and appreciate all the sponsors who have been the drivers of African Academy’s continual growth and progress.
We are eternally grateful!

Change a Life

If your company would like to become a sponsor and help transform students’ lives, then you are welcome to get in touch to learn more about the rules and regulations surrounding sponsorship. See how current sponsors have made a difference and read our success stories.

Together we can contribute towards the upliftment of skills and the resolution of unemployment in South Africa.
Together we can make a difference!

Donor Tributes

The following donors have been instrumental to our academic institute, some of whom have helped us at the very start and who have helped us form African Academy as we know it today.

Our Sponsors

We’d like to honour and appreciate all the sponsors who have been the drivers of African Academy’s continual growth and progress.
We are eternally grateful!

Who they are: 

Alarge multinational engineering company.

Amount donated: R1 million. 

How it was used:

To fund the building of the Academy’s new wing. 

Further information:

Hatch has pledged to provide employment to 40 students in recognition of the high calibre of graduates that African Academy produce. 

Who they are:

An organisation promoting skills develop

ment in manufacturing, engineering, and related sectors. 

Amount donated: R3.5 million. 

How it was used: 

to award 100 aspiring learners with a grant to pursue a career in draughting.

Further information:

MERSETA have joined the Hatch Challenge.

Who they are:

A well-known software development company (African Academy uses Autodesk software in their draughting courses).

Amount donated: R1 million worth of software and R250 000 for furniture. 

How it was used: Autodesk was integral in making our move to the new premises possible. They assisted with the new furniture needed for our new venue, and with the AutoCAD, Revit & Inventor software which is fundamental to our course methodology.

Who they are: An

International process engineering, contracting and project management group.

Amount donated: Half a million rand.

How it was used: Bateman Project Holdings is the reason for our existence. They have been with us since the start and provided us with our first facilities.

Who they are: An American based software development company.

Amount donated:

R1 million.

How it was used: They sponsored the expertise of a curriculum development specialist, Mr. Terry Rice, from the USA, to enable the African Academy to develop the new industry-related NQF 5 Piping Draughting course, which was launched in January 2010. Developments are currently in place for a Civil course and a Control and Instrumentation course which will, hopefully, be launched in 2011.

Who they are:

A company which delivers science,

technology, and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world.

Amount donated: __

How it was used: KBR assisted and contributed to the development of the NQF 5 Piping course by hosting the course at the premises and offering Mr. Vernon Riggs as a lecturer for this 2010 course. KBR also donated computer equipment and stationery.

All donations are used to expand our facilities and help us enhance our learners’ academic experience. If you or your company would like to make a once-off donation, and would like to find out how your money will be used, then select the button below to learn more.

Empowering Students with BBBEE

As a Level x BBBEE institution, we make use of a BBBEE scorecard to guide our equity practices at the African Academy and to ensure that there is equal opportunity for all.

We are guided by the following 7 pillars of BBBEE:

We use these 7 pillars to make a difference to the sustainable economic landscape in South Africa, which is beneficial to not only the previously disadvantaged, but to every individual. We aim to use the scorecard to make a measurable difference at the individual level, management level, and the socio-economic level.