15 February 2012
Application solution and service provider, e-Logics has acquired
a majority stake in The Training and Instructional Design Academy
of South Africa (TIDASA), a private Further Education and Training
The acquisition gives e-Logics customisation capabilities in
training development and delivery, as well as policy and procedure
development. It enhances e-Logics' ability to optimise systems
effectiveness through change management and people enablement.
Cobus Rossouw, Chief Integration Officer of IMPERIAL Logistics
says, "The acquisition provides essential skills development
capabilities which are a critical part of our Integration Services,
which we utilise to enable integrated supply chain solutions for
"An estimated 80% of systems fail due to lack of proper
implementation and training. There is a strong relationship between
system enablement and people enablement," says e-Logics Managing
Director, Johann van der Westhuizen.
TIDASA's greatest strength, he says lies in development of
customised learning programmes. The college has also been very
successful in establishing Standard Operating Procedures before
presenting job-specific training.
TIDASA delivers training on a large-scale, having trained for
example more than 2,000 traffic officials on AARTO. It has been a
training partner to the Department of Education (DOE), Department
of Trade and Industry (Dti), Department of Transport (DoT) and SA
Military Health Services.
Principal of TIDASA, Dr Nicky Kruger sees many synergies between
the college and e-Logics. "e-Logics' efficiency enablement and
innovation enhancement is a perfect fit for our skills enrichment,"
Speaking of the need for closer collaboration between FET
colleges, Kruger notes that TIDASA recently partnered with public
FET College, Westcol. "The collaboration, which is in its early
stages, has significant potential to improve skills in government,
particularly municipalities," concludes Kruger.