SA National Defence College leads the revolution to a better and efficient educating system.

Article and photos by S Sgt Lebogang Tlhaole
Photo Editor of SA Soldier

Nashua Communications and Unify donated Samsung Tablets fitted with CIRCUIT application to members of the Security Defence Studies Programme 03/17 (SDSP) at the SA National Defence College (SANDC) in Thaba Tshwane recently. According to the Commandant of the SANDC, Brig Gen Peter Sereko, the College is leading the revolution to a better teaching and more efficient educating system that will provide Directing Staff, educators and members on course with the ability to collaborate and communicate as one.

The SANDC is the premier institution of the SA National Defence Force, catering for the needs of senior leadership from various segments of the society, both domestic and international, in comprehending security issues and policy/strategy formulation. The College is a centre of excellence in academic and research pursuits in diversified disciplines providing well thought out inputs on national security at strategic level. The Defence College impacts higher education in policy and strategy formulation at various users with emphasis on national security and defence, and act as a national think tank.

The National Security Course presented at SANDC covers essentials of both the National Defence Course and the Armed Forces War Course. These courses bring together rich experience of participants from divergent backgrounds to add value to the process of learning in addition to creating increased interaction and understanding.

During the handing over ceremony, members on course also received training on the new application (App), CIRCUIT, which was created by Unify, a company that aims to use information communication and technologies to empower the SANDC. Introducing CIRCUIT, the Vice President of Unify Middle East and Africa, Mr Feras Zeidan, said that CIRCUIT is a team communication and collaboration tool released on 28 October 2014.

Mr Zeidan further said that CIRCUIT improves teamwork by bringing voice, video, chat, screen share, file sharing and storage into one application. He said: “CIRCUIT provides a better way to work, far more efficient and effective way to collaborate, its one tool, with all the capabilities you need to meet with your teams, have a guide call, exchange ideas and share information. CIRCUIT travels with you. You can collaborate and access files wherever you want, when you want and how you want. With CIRCUIT mobility is fundamental, no silos, playing well with others and securing in the CIRCUIT cloud.”

In thanking the sponsors, Brig Gen Musa Mazibuko, the Regal of the SDSP 03/17, said: “To our stakeholders who have supported us, I would like to express our gratitude and we are looking forward to your continuous support. We are convinced that, working together we will able to meet whatever challenges we might face; our collective efforts will ensure that we succeed in our goals.”


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