Employment Equity

Cosatu members are pushing for the mass retrenchment of senior white civil servants in the Western Cape provincial government, and if the ANC wins the coming election white public servants could very well be unemployed by 2015.

Career Articles

I often look at youngsters coming into our industry. The interns. They’re the ones that either light you up and inspire you with their talent and potential, or they are the ones that make you despair.

Supply Chain Management & Purchasing

Thu, 17 Apr 2014
The process of negotiation contains key elements irrespective of the industry or sector. Frank Susini talks about the basic skills that every good negotiator must have to be effective.

Higher Education

Thu, 17 Apr 2014
A partnership between South Africa and Switzerland will give Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students the sought-after experience they need to do well in the workplace.

Skills Development

Wed, 16 Apr 2014
A total of 120 young people in Mpumalanga have received certificates of recognition after completing their training in the manufacturing of stainless steel and furniture.

Business Schools

Tue, 15 Apr 2014
Research shows that although executives and senior managers may have had the right skills to climb the ladder, unless they are constantly developing new skills they’ll soon fall down.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Wed, 16 Apr 2014
South Africa’s official unemployment rate is estimated to be at 24.7%, which is higher than the 21.9% it had been at in 2008 before the impact of the global recession crashed onto our shores. Yet this is not always due to a lack of jobs.

Financial & Accounting Training

Tue, 15 Apr 2014
According to a recent ACCA report, public audit performs a crucial role in both preventing ongoing waste of taxpayer money and boosting society’s trust and confidence about how governments spend public money.

HR Portal

Monday, 7 April 2014
Is an employer entitled to make a deduction from an employee’s salary for damages? Here are the requirements for effecting lawful deductions arising out of damages caused by an employee's negligence.


Thursday, 17 April 2014
The mounting pressure to perform at work has made people prone to stress and burnout. How can you tell if you just a need a day off of work, or should be considering a new career? Ask yourself these questions.

Careers Portal

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Portal Applications are now open for the 2015 Intake of Learners to the four year Nurse Training Programme in Gauteng. In an effort to boost the number of health professionals in the province, the Gauteng Department of Health is giving unemployed people the opportunity to sign up for nursing courses in 2015.

Business Schools

With Africa emerging as economic powerhouse, the theme for the Association of African Business Schools’ (AABS) 2014 Annual Connect Conference has been appropriately titled: “The Role of Business Schools in Building Lasting Institutions in Africa.

Skills Universe - Norman Ntai

Thursday, 7 April 2014
Andreas Schleicher shares his thoughts as part of the Global Education and Skills Forum on Bigthink on how education can help students meet the challenges of today.

Skills Universe - Des Squire

Monday, 14 April 2014
The 14th Commission for Employment Equity Report has been released. Des Squire highlights key points from the report and addresses some of the challenges being faced. Find out more here.

Skills Universe - Bronwyn Newman

Thursday, 10 April 2014
The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE), is a statutory body established in terms of section 28 of the EE Act to advise the Minister, the CEE is required to submit an annual report to the Minister of Labour on the implementation of employment equity. This is the 14th Annual report submitted.

Skills Universe - Lia Marus

Thursday, 10 April 2014
The Oscar Pistorius trial has caused a sensation across the nation. This got me thinking: what would happen if Oscar Pistorius wasn't a celebrity and he worked for your company? What course of action could the company take?

Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

Monday, 7 April 2014
StatsSA has confirmed again that education is the key driver in reducing poverty. The Poverty Trends Report (2006-2011), which is based upon the Income and Expenditure Survey and the Living Conditions Survey, notes a strong relationship between low levels of education and poverty.


Mon, 14 Apr 2014
How have the revised BEE codes affected business? Tarryn Mason discusses the best way to maximise points on the Skills Development element of the triple-BEE scorecard.


Government has called on all South Africans, especially the youth who will be voting for the first time, to go out in their numbers to cast their votes on 7 May in honour of the founding father of the democratic nation, former President Nelson Mandela.

Financial & Accounting Training

The South African Quality Authority announced the registration of the Tax Professional as an occupational qualification, after a five year gestation which incorporated lengthy deliberations between the South African Revenue Service, industry and academia.

Skills Development

A graduate of the National Rural Youth Corps (Narysec), has hailed the programme as a skills development hub, which creates invaluable job opportunities for the youth.