Wed, 22 May 2013The role of the Chief Financial Officer has changed and these professionals are battling to cope with the new pressures. High staff turnover, keeping up to date with new technologies and compliance issues were listed as some of the challenges facing CFO's in various industries.
Financial & Accounting Training
Wed, 22 May 2013Change management is vitally important for all maintenance and engineering professionals who operate in such dynamic and demanding environments. According to Allan Tarita, effective change management goes beyond activities and touches on personal legacy.
Wed, 22 May 2013Accounting and auditing firms worldwide are placing a much stronger emphasis on the importance of business ethics within the industry. Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is answering the call through course material and initiatives designed to ready their students for the real world by arming them with relevant, practical ethics education.
Tue, 21 May 2013There is such a shortage of IT professionals in South Africa that companies are outsourcing them from overseas. Job seekers need to look to careers in fields like app development and e-learning if they hope to secure employment.
Information & Communications Technology ICT Training
Wed, 22 May 2013Aspiring business analysts are invited to join the new certificate programme aimed at developing a good foundation and competence in the essential skills and techniques of the profession.
Wed, 22 May 2013The public service sector is expected to get a boost once a new School of Government is established. The institution is intended to improve performance and service delivery of government departments.
Tue, 21 May 2013Information and communication technologies are widely assumed to be an enabler of economic growth, according to the UN Development Programme Report, and yet South Africa faces a significant shortage of ICT skills at all levels.
Policies & Procedures
Tue, 21 May 2013Many companies do not have policies pertaining to alcohol abuse and its related effects on the workplace. As a result organisations are suffering from low productivity, high absenteeism rates and a range of other misdemeanors displayed by social drinkers.
Distance and eLearning
Mon, 20 May 2013A new blended learning programme launched by Netcare Education serves to equip prospective nursing candidates with academic and personal skills to enhance their capabilities. Students are offered additional support through a complementary counselling service.
Mon, 20 May 2013The annual UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings has once again ranked the University of Pretorias Gordon Institute of Business Science as the top South African and African business school. Top clients operating in the rest of Africa and abroad participated in the survey.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013Many employees are weighed down by debt, which results in stressed workers and leads to low morale and productivity in the workplace. David Brown shares his advice on what employers can do to alleviate some of the stress caused by massive debt.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013Dr. Rankin used Twitter as a way to reach more students and involve more people in class discussions both in and out of the classroom. The feedback is varied, but the lesson was the importance of a professor's attitude and willingness to try new technologies in the classroom,
Wednesday, 15 May 2013Working efficiently will always produce greater results, as being proficient yields bigger profits. There are many ways to improve efficiency in the office without having to put a firewall on social networks, or ban cellphones. Rather than approaching work efficiency with a Big Brother outlook, make the way you work more efficient.
Consumer Protection Act
Wed, 22 May 2013The Consumer Protection Act which came into effect in April 2008, has far-reaching implications for motorists in the market for a used vehicle. But have things changed over the last five years? And do you know your rights in this regard?
Skills Universe - Hannes Nel
Tuesday, 21 May 2013I suppose it is kind of standard procedure for people in all countries to play power games, to eliminate the opposition, to push those that you regard as a threat to one side. The problem with this kind of attitude is that it can be extremely damaging to the economy and the community at large.
Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond
Monday, 20 May 2013For those of us who have met, watched, listened to, or followed Vuyo Mbuli it was an absolute shock to hear of his untimely passing. He was so bright, cheerful, positive and constructive that he is an enormous loss to South Africans. Our sincere condolences to the Mbuli family in their untimely loss.
Skills Universe - Cynthia Gloak
Friday, 17 May 2013I hope someone will be able to give me some advice regarding the registration and accreditation at a private college. We need a new proper Certificate? Is there anything specific we need to ask SAQA, that might help the whole process?
Skills Universe - Alan Hammond
Thursday, 16 May 2013There is agreement from all parties that our country is not producing enough skilled workers, the challenge is how to address the problem. Services Seta boss Dr Sihle Moon believes that the changes brought about in the third installment of the National Skills Development Strategy will put employers back in the driving seat and stop vested interests controlling where Seta monies are spent.
Skills Universe - Bronwyn Newman
Wednesday, 15 May 2013Keeping your private and professional lives separate can be difficult. Sometimes the one gets in the way of the other. The key is to keep them both in perspective in an effort to ensure one doesnt wreck the other. Here are some tips.
Fri, 17 May 2013BEE has the potential to be used as tool to grow business. The new BEE Codes will unfortunately, but probably, have the dramatic consequence of driving business people to give up on BEE compliance, says Deon Oberholzer.
Wed, 22 May 2013The Department of Education stated that it has set aside nearly R500 million to feed pupils who attend schools in Mpumalanga. The department has set aside R497 million to provide the National School Nutrition Programme targeting 873 957 primary and secondary school learners in quintile 1 to 3 schools.
Engineering and Artisan
Tue, 21 May 2013The judges have decided on the top three finalists of the inaugural National Artisan Skills Competition that was held at Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa in Pretoria. The competition represents electricians, fitters and instrument technicians.
Mon, 20 May 2013The closing date to register in public schools is fast approaching and parents have been urged to submit their applications so that schools can begin their planning a preparation for the year ahead.