Human Resources

Tue, 02 Sep 2014
Between Facebook and smoking breaks, it’s a wonder any work gets done in South African businesses. In’s 2014 Wasting Time at Work Survey, a staggering 89% of employees admitted to wasting time in their work environment.

Higher Education

Tue, 02 Sep 2014
Despite technological advance, in the form of digital hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing systems to assist persons with a hearing impairment, they still face daily discriminatory practices especially in the educational environment.

Executive Coaching

Strong leadership in the face challenges and global uncertainty is highly valued and much needed in business today. Tal Ben-Shahar, highlights the role of leaders and the impact of making small changes.

Engineering and Artisan

Mon, 01 Sep 2014
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has urged high school learners, especially those that are in Grade 10 to 12, to consider taking Maths and Physical Science so they can study Engineering.

Employee Wellness

Along with the welcoming of the Spring season in South Africa, often come plans on how to spring-clean homes and personal spaces. Workforce solutions provider Manpower South Africa compiles some tips for employees on how to spring-clean careers.

Skills Development

Tue, 26 Aug 2014
In response to the high unemployment rate in South Africa, particularly within the youth sector, more organisations are finding ways to contribute to skills development. Ultimately the goal is to uplift and empower young people for the benefit of all.

Des Squire

Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Recent changes to the Employment Equity act will have an impact on many employers in some way or other. The main changes seem to indicate that discrimination against women is the main target particularly when it comes to issues of equal pay for equal work.


Thu, 28 Aug 2014
The University of Cape Town has embarked on an ambitious project to help develop 300 committed future leaders from economically disadvantaged communities across sub-Saharan Africa.

HR Portal

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
So what would you do if a business colleague at an off-duty dinner said the following to you after dinner: “Do you want a lover tonight?” Would this statement merely be an inappropriate comment – or conduct that constitutes sexual harassment?


Thursday 28 August 2014
This episode examines the processes involved in employee training and development, and how to use training as a medium to help an employee meet organisation and performance goals. Alysa Lambert has some interesting insights for HR officers.

Careers Portal

Thursday, 21 August 2014
Portal The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites Students to Apply for its Bursary Scheme. Individuals may also apply to the NFVF for bursaries to support their studies at international tertiary institutions for film courses that are not available in South Africa.

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  • SA Labour Law Reports Annual Seminar - 22-29 August 2014
  • Secretary's Day - 3-4 September

    Skills Universe - Carla Van Veenendaal

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014
    I have been following training organisations through their accreditation processes. The most puzzling requirement is that personnel have to be appointed and their CV's and other information must be supplied in the process of accreditation/reaccreditation. Is this a reasonable and fair requirement?

    Skills Universe - Hannes Nel

    Monday, 1 September 2014
    In brief, a CAT system is a recognition system that enables a student to accumulate credits through formal, informal and non-formal learning. It actually goes much further than this, as you will see as we go along.

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Monday, 1 September 2014
    Private training providers struggling with your QMS audits? Make sure your company is on board for this training being provided by APPETD for all private providers - at their expense. APPETD has limited places available. If you have not yet booked, please hurry.

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Thursday, 28 August 2014
    How many skills-universe members involved in skills development have knowledge of - or have participated in - Training Layoff Scheme training? According to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant only R20 million - less than 2 percent of the Training Layoff Scheme budget of R1.2 billion has been spent.

    Skills Universe - Lynel Farrell

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014
    We are quick to complain and slow to give credit. It has been years, and we all have had our ups and our downs with SETAs haven't we? Today I give the Setas (those who are operational) a high 5, with the little staff they have and the masses of administrative nightmares they get on a daily basis.

    Skills Universe - Madivan Van Der Merwe

    Monday, 18 August 2014
    A construction industry survey has pinpointed a parlous skills shortage in the building and construction sector, throwing serious doubts on South Africa’s ability to harness and supply the necessary skills for its much-touted R4-trillion infrastructure programme over the next 15 years.

    Business Schools

    A postgraduate business degree provides vital skills that can be applied in government, according to Dr Renosi Mokate, the Unisa Graduate School of Business (SBL) Executive Director and CEO.

    Skills Development

    The view of many parents today is that their children will be assured a healthy career and the opportunity to build personal wealth if they get a university degree. However, where does this leave those that do not have access to a tertiary education?


    In a country already fraught with a lack of adequate IT skills, it is alarming to see that interest in science and maths at school level seem to be at an all-time low, says Richard Firth, Chairman and CEO of MIP Holdings.


    ABET builds a foundation for those who need it because it is not basic by any means. It equips people for workplaces and active citizenship, and gives life to further education and training.