Des Squire

There are four crucial tools that can be used to develop and empower employees in the workplace. Des Squire discusses the differences between coaching, counselling, training and mentoring.

Youth Development

Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Failing to address the emergency of youth unemployment is a powder keg waiting to explode. We all need to address this crisis urgently, if we wish to have a stable country going forward.

Human Resources

Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Employee motivation is the combination of fulfilling the employees’ needs and expectations from their work and their environment. Your role as a leader or manager is to keep your employees fueled so that they can perform at an optimal level.

Project Management Training

Thu, 30 Oct 2014
The dynamics of a team are difficult to predict and are shaped by team members’ similarities and differences. Understanding and working with group dynamics is key to ensuring positive project results.


Twelve Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in have been selected to offer Unisa qualifications on their college campuses under the authority of Unisa.

Communication Skills Training

Mon, 27 Oct 2014
To get your message across effectively your writing must be free of error. For this reason proofreading and editing are an important part of the writing process. Phillip Verwey, a specialist in the technical field gives some tips to help you put your best foot forward.

Engineering and Artisan

Tue, 28 Oct 2014
The Ekurhuleni Artisan and Skills Training Centre has been consistently recognised as a pioneering organisation in the skills development sector, with award winning entrepreneur Marthie Jansen van Rensburg at the helm.

Human Resources

Fri, 31 Oct 2014
The two key challenges for businesses nowadays are to attract talent and then to retain it. Receiving the ‘Best Company to Work For’ award makes the business attractive to potential employees.

HR Portal

Thursday, 30 October 2014
It was the best of annual reports, it was the worst of annual reports, when the two entities: the South African Qualifications Authority and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training (PPCHET) to explain their 2013-2014 performance.


Thursday 30 October 2014
The Video explains the successful German dual education system. The theory learned in vocational School can be directly applied in practice at the training company. The German chambers of industry and commerce (IHKs) support trainees and training companies throughout the term of the apprenticeship.

Careers Portal

Thursday, 30 October 2014
Portal SAB Miller has an opportunity to provide 6 learners with an opportunity to enrol for a National Certificate in Food and Beverage Packaging NQF 3. The selected learners will undergo both on-the-job and off-the-job learning, culminating in a national qualification.

Highlighted Training Providers

The leading training companies who have banner advertising on our website

  • › Academy Training
  • › Alusani Skills & Training Network
  • › Astro Tech
  • › Biz Tech
  • › Bruniquel & Associates
  • › Continuing Education at University of Pretoria
  • › Faculty Training Institute
  • › Imsimbi Training
  • › Maccauvlei
  • › Primeserv HR Solutions
  • › Van Zyl Rudd & Associates
  • › Vetta Communications


  • 5TH Annual Soweto Conference - 29 & 31 October

  • he 5th Pan African International FET Conference - 3 & 4 November

  • Tech Expo Africa - Nov & Dec 2014

    Skills Universe -Marie Smith

    Friday, 31 October 2014
    Can anybody please clarify what a particular SETA would see as an acceptable 'explanation in terms of how the organisation will assist or accommodate learners not meeting entry requirements'? Your input would be appreciated.

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Wednesday, 29 October 2014
    Following many requests from skills-universe members, the APPETD CEO Cynthia Reynders has confirmed that there will be another Constituency Capacity Building Workshop. Are you a training provider? Find details about the event.

    Skills Universe - Lynel Farrell

    Friday, 24 October 2014
    The SAQA Board at its meeting of 1 October 2014 decided that all qualifications would be extended for a further 3 three years, except those who will be recommended for replacement by the Quality Councils and those qualifications with no learner uptake that will be de-registered.

    Skills Universe - Tholsia Naicker

    Thursday, 23 October 2014
    The training landscape is yet to embrace the avalanche of change with the rethink of the new seta landscape.The only constant we have seen in the last 5 years is inconsistency. This is absolutely crazy if you match it against unemployment, skills deficiencies and SA global rankings.

    Skills Universe - Lynel Farrell

    Thursday, 23 October 2014
    Okay, so we know that the SAQA qualifications are all reaching their "registration end date" on the 30th June 2015. How do you plan your future training workshops and learnerships - or are you planning to close shop?

    Skills Universe - Pierre Wepener

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
    Moving forward without hesitation is to know the Law, it is only when we fully understand the law that we can secure and protect our domains, our businesses and of course support Government more effectively.


    The University of Mpumalanga is expected to employ between 400 to 600 teaching staff over the next few years, says acting University Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor John Shongwe.


    The role of the teacher in broader society is that of providing leadership and guidance to learners. Teachers today should be engaged in their career with a high sense of calling, passion and professionalism.

    Sales Training

    Successful businesses are built by successful people. Poor management of any sales team will in effect see the result of poor profitability. As the saying goes, attitude reflects leadership. Nowhere is this more obvious to see than amongst an organisations sales team.

    Career Articles

    There has been a marked increase in salary offerings among managerial IT staff since the end of 2013 according to the CareerJunction Index (CJI), an online labour market indicator.