Skills Development

Being a part of a country which promotes diversity and inclusion poses a very real challenge in terms of aligning oneself in the competitive landscape. Julia Wood offers some insights on workforce trends.

Marketing and Advertising Training

The Millennial Generation – people born between roughly 1980 and the early 2000s – have entered the workforce and started to exert their buying power in the marketplace. They’re as different from the rebellious and individualistic Generation X as the Xers were from the baby boomers.

Industrial Relations

Tue, 19 Aug 2014
A stay away staged by cast members from the popular Generations soapie went too far when the production company, Morula Pictures, decided to fire sixteen of the tv show's leading actors.


Wed, 20 Aug 2014
The practice of publishing grade 12 learner names and results at the end of the year has been placed under review due to the negative impact on matrics who do not achieve.

Human Resources

Thu, 21 Aug 2014
Remote working describes the arrangement by which employees work mainly from home and telecommunicate with their company. The practice is becoming increasingly popular with mainstream organisations as the link between flexibility, freedom and worker productivity has become more evident.

Assessor, Moderator, SDF and ETDP

Mon, 18 Aug 2014
Recognition of Prior Learning has long been a topic of discussion in South Africa. There is a need to simplify the approach to RPL thereby making it accessible to layman at the end of the line.

Human Resources

Mon, 18 Aug 2014
Many of us spend more waking hours at work than we do at home and as a result build meaningful relationships with co-workers over time. Therefore, when a co-worker dies, this can impact the workplace tremendously, in a variety of ways.

Marketing and Advertising Training

Fri, 15 Aug 2014
The AAA School of Advertising is calling for entries for their 2014 Brilliant Ideas competition. As the premier tertiary institution for students wishing to enter the marketing and communications industry, the AAA School prides itself in nurturing talent and encouraging brilliance.

HR Portal

Monday, 18 August 2014
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says human resource development is a societal issue that needs to be addressed if South Africa is to move forward. He said the HRDC should touch the lives and improve the prospects of South Africans living in the rural areas.


Thursday 21 August 2014
Is remote work a productive practice? It's a new era in Human Resources. Discover how HR professionals should work with management using social media and internet tools to leverage the virtual work environment to everyone's advantage.

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
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    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.

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Monday, 18 August 2014
    President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 84(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014). Find out more about the purpose of the Act.

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Friday, 15 August 2014
    The objectives of the Skills Development Act include increasing productivity and international competitiveness, and to support this effort under the Department of Labour we have the Productivity Management Institute. After nearly 15 years we should be able to see an increase both in skills acquired and an increase in employment and economic growth.

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014
    Marikana brought home to everyone what a failure of industrial relations can mean. But will amending the strike clause make any difference if the underlying fundamental factors of apartheid level conditions are not remedied?

    Skills Universe - Norman Ntai

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014
    Teachers are often accused of conservatism and resistance to change. Many education policy makers can list numerous examples of well-intentioned reforms that were opposed by the teaching profession and their union representatives in the past.

    Des Squire

    Many members of workplace committees have no idea what's expected of them. They have been elected as members of the committee or have simply been appointed by management and their role and responsibilities are totally unclear.

    Higher Education

    The increasing reports of fraudulent activity in the higher education sector has been condemned by Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande. The Minister has issued a warning to the those who have forged qualifications or CV's.

    Employment Equity

    The Employment Equity Act requires that all designated employers draw up an employment equity plan with clear numerical targets for the employment and promotion of people from designated groups and show the strategy that is to be followed to achieve these.


    The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has organised workshops for teachers to further improve their skills and competencies in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) subjects.