June 22, 2018 | Susan Napier-Sewell

Learn TapRooT® in Johannesburg

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Spend five days in Johannesburg with TapRooT® and you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective corrective actions. A TapRooT® course has proven over and over to be a career game changer.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. In this course, you will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, and Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis, and Proactive Improvement.. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, our award-winning online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be in the form of written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem.

We’ll meet on August 27 for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course. You will likely want to get out and about in Johannesburg so below we’ve included highlights of this history-rich, colorful city in South Africa.

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Experience Johannesburg

Along two oceans, the South Atlantic and the Indian, South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. As the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is the provincial capital and the center of the gold and diamond trade, due to its location in the Witwatersrand. The city’s Soweto township was home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. You may hear the locals call it “Jozi, Joburg, or JHB.” By any of its names, Johannesburg has a robust arts and food scene and much beauty and history for you to discover.

For magnificent views, go up to the observation deck of the Carlton Tower, also known as “Top of Africa.” The 50-story building is also home to a shopping venue.

See Johannesburg by walking, bicycle, or tuk tuk—the tours are organized by Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers. You can also chow down on homestyle cooking at Lebo’s.

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The Apartheid Museum illustrates the 20th-century history of the rise and fall of the apartheid system and practice in South Africa, as well as background history of the country.

For further insight into apartheid, visit Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, a heritage site which commemorates the role of students in their struggle against substandard life in South Africa.

Constitution Hill sets on the site of the prison that once held Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, and is now the country’s highest court and a beautiful, modern, living museum.

Wits Art Museum: The University of the Witwatersrand, known as “Wits,” holds a remarkable collection by African artists, and additionally hosts international exhibitions. Free admission. The cafe serves delicious, inexpensive lunches.

The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. About a 90-minute drive from Johannesburg city, this site offers visitors a range of caves, culture and craft and one of the world’s richest depositories of hominid fossils. If you go here, don’t miss the Maropeng Visitor Centre, iconic for its shape of a burial mound. The award-winning site is home to diverse birds, animals, and plants, many rare or endangered.

Take a hike at Melville Koppies Hill, a heritage site and nature reserve in the middle of the city. See the Iron Age ancient furnace along the way.

Mandela House: Once the home of Nelson Mandela, now you can visit this small museum at 8115 Vilakazi Street, filled with intimate mementos of his family life and a National Heritage Site.  Vilakazi Street, in Soweto, is known for being the address of two Nobel Laureates, Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

Glean insights of the city and culture from Gerald Garner on a JoburgPlaces walking tour.

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Johannesburg eateries

Have an adult beverage (or whatever strikes your fancy) at View. This restaurant, in the Four Seasons hotel, affords you a magnificently panoramic view. Also at the Four Seasons is Westcliff Deli, a great place to either dine on the spot or get it to go.

The Saxon Hotel: Feast on a meal from top South African chef Luke Dale-Roberts, amid gorgeous gardens.

For a truly African culinary experience, it’s served at a single 18-seat table in a tiny restaurant called Yeoville Dinner Club.

On Saturdays, savor a craft beer at Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein.

If it’s Dim Sum, it’s old Chinatown: The city’s west end gives you a glimpse into the surroundings of the first Chinese migrants. Try Ming Woo, 4 Commissioner Street, but you have to ask for the dim sum menu.

Discover more to explore on the TapRooT® Johannesburg Pinterest boardand register for your TapRoot® experience in South Africa today.

TapRooT® is global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139 or 865.357.0080.

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