Tue, 02 Sep 2014Between Facebook and smoking breaks, its a wonder any work gets done in South African businesses. In Salary.coms 2014 Wasting Time at Work Survey, a staggering 89% of employees admitted to wasting time in their work environment.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014Despite 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.
Engineering and Artisan
Mon, 01 Sep 2014Science 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.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014In 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.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014Recent 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 2014The 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.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014So 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 2014This 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.
Thursday, 21 August 2014The 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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Skills Universe - Carla Van Veenendaal
Tuesday, 2 September 2014I 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 2014In 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 2014Private 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 2014How 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 2014We 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 2014A construction industry survey has pinpointed a parlous skills shortage in the building and construction sector, throwing serious doubts on South Africas ability to harness and supply the necessary skills for its much-touted R4-trillion infrastructure programme over the next 15 years.