Employment Equity

Thu, 24 Apr 2014
Recent moves in South Africa’s C-Suites have underscored the risk aversion of boards, with the same trusted hands hopping on and off the merry-go-round at various destinations, but with few new players appearing.

Career Articles

Wed, 23 Apr 2014
The growth in popularity of social networking, increasing levels of access to the Internet and widespread use of mobile devices for work purposes have accentuated the already blurred lines that define people’s professional and personal lives.


A degree in psychology, a postgraduate diploma in HIV/Aids Management, a Master's degree, and still there's no end in sight to former parking attendant Albert Mpazayabo's dreams of reaching the highest academic honour and making a better life for himself and his family.


Wed, 23 Apr 2014
If you have ever attended a management development course or are involved in such training, then you know what POLC stands for; yes planning, leading, organising and controlling. Have you ever thought about how these things are actually trained?

Food Manufacturing, Safety & HACCP

As a food safety team leader you can sometimes feel alone in an organization, and that you are the only person in your organization that really cares about food safety.

Business Schools

Wed, 23 Apr 2014
South African business is facing a perfect storm of challenges. In light of the current socio-economic climate, leaders need to adjust their ways of thinking and doing in order to promote growth.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Thu, 24 Apr 2014
Afrox Bursary Scheme is offering a bursary to students currently at university who have finished their first year to apply.

Mothepa Masina

Tue, 22 Apr 2014
At one point or another, some mid-career professionals will go through a crisis where they question whether they chose their vocation wisely and whether they can happily ride it out till retirement. If you have reached this point, there are some things to consider.

HR Portal

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Human error in payroll is a significant challenge and can cost companies millions. Fortunately, in addition to systems that help administrators and managers to prevent errors, there are processes that can be put in place to reduce the risk, say payroll experts at Accsys.


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

Thursday, 24 April 2014
Portal Eskom has 15 learner plant operator opportunities available in Mpumalanga. Applications are open until 2 May. Learnership to provide on-job training, where the learner will be able to acquire practical knowledge and skills in performing operating activities.

Business Schools

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.

Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Following a very interesting discussion on how much legislation there is to keep up with in the world of the training service provider - Carl Roodnick posted a suggestion that what we need in the industry is an Ombudsman. What do you think?

Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The following qualifications have been posted on the QCTO site for public comment by 21 days after publication of the gazette - (10 April 2014) so that makes 1 May 2014 by my calculation. If you have an interest in any of these then click on the qualifications you wish to comment on.

Skills Universe - Wilma de Villiers

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
I read an interesting article in the Weekend which highlighted smoking at work. It said that employers are entitled to impose a ban or reduce pay for breaks taken. I am sure that smokers were and will be up in arms when they read this.

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.


Tue, 22 Apr 2014
Design schools in Cape Town have collaborated to create a programme that will leave an important mark on the country’s future design landscape. The initiative is designed to train and equip teachers to engage high school learners in the practice of design.

Employee Wellness

In most instances, the place which requires the largest doses of energy from us is the office. This is where we need to be creative, strategic and come up with great ideas, as often as possible.

Financial & Accounting Training

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.


Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says work is underway towards the establishment of the new comprehensive health and allied sciences university.