Youth Development

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla says while the number of black youth in employment has grown over the last 20 years, the acquisition of skills has not grown at the same rate within this group.

Skills Development

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
A university education has traditionally been promoted and held in higher regard over a vocational one, a trend not unique to South Africa. This is a practice that needs to change in order to promote skills development in a range of sectors.


Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Remote and rural schools are set to benefit from the Learn English Audio Project (LEAP) which aims to help learners improve their English listening and speaking skills. Identified schools will each receive a solar powered MP3 player that can either be used in a classroom or a language club.

Higher Education

Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Sanral has donated R30 million to higher education in mathematics, science and technology studies which is set to improve the quality of teaching in these subjects at townships and rural schools.

Career Articles

South Africa has the right framework for cooperation in providing career development services, but the challenge lies in executing and managing this service for the benefit of all citizens.

Executive Coaching

Tue, 02 Sep 2014
Strong leadership in the face challenges and global uncertainty is highly valued and much needed in business today. Tal Ben-Shahar, highlights the role of leaders and the impact of making small changes.

Financial & Accounting Training

Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Successful organisations encourage their business departments to partner with the finance team to deliver data insights for better decision support according to t recent study.

Higher Education

Fri, 05 Sep 2014
With an ageing lecturing workforce at higher education institutions, President Jacob Zuma says there is a need to make academia more exciting for South Africa’s youth. One fifth of academics – many of which are professors - will retire within a decade.

HR Portal

Thursday, 4 September 2014
The objectives of the Skills Development Act include increasing productivity and international competitiveness, and to support this effort under the Department of Labour South Africa has the Productivity Management Institute.


Thursday 11 September 2014
Many teachers are feeling burnout and don't receive the recognition they deserve. Here is an inspirational message for teacher swho feel like their efforts are in vain. Taylor Mail provides the ultimate comeback for anyone with the audacity to ask what a teacher makes.

Careers Portal

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Portal Discovery is looking for eight enthusiastic and dedicated South Africans between the ages of 20 and 40 years to join their Nursery Class Assistant Learnership. The Learnership programme consists of structured learning components combined with practical/workplace experience which totals to 1 400 learning hours.

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  • Khayelitsha Skills Development Summit - 3-4 October

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014
    Do employers prefer white graduates over black graduates? This was one of the issues raised on SAFM following the latest report on the lack of progress by black youth in education, skills and employment, compared to all other groups.

    Skills Universe - Steven Louw

    Monday, 13 September 2014
    The Skills Network is managing a research project for CPUT, commissioned by W&R SETA. The research focus is on Assessment Centre models for their 7 current qualifications in the registration process with QCTO.

    Skills Universe - Hannes Nel

    Monday, 15 September 2014
    They say a fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. So, at the risk of being labled a fanatic I will share one more argument on the APPETD versus SMMEs issue and then “laβ das Thema fallen”.

    Skills Universe - Lerato Makgato

    Monday, 8 September 2014
    My BBBEE advisor informed the training team that according to the new BBBEE legislation learnerships are now compulsory. Is this true or did she just misinterpret something. Looking forward to your responses.

    Skills Universe - Hannes Nel

    Monday, 8 September 2014
    Many, lecturers at universities are opposed to students consulting and quoting web sites in their research reports, but students need to adapt their research approach to the nature and volume of information that is available on the internet.

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Monday, 8 September 2014
    South Africa's domestic workers will soon be covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (Coida) Act, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant announced on Saturday 6 September 2014. The Act is currently undergoing a Parliamentary review and will be passed in the near future.

    Higher Education

    PhD is an acronym that has come to represent hard work, commitment and ultimately, success. Against the backdrop of an acute shortage of PhD graduates in South Africa, Professor Renier Steyn has set the bar higher by completing his third PhD.


    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country needs to break the chains of economic exclusion in order to afford young people a chance to gain employment. “We call on the employers to rise to this important national challenge by taking on young people as first time employees…”

    Human Resources

    Between Facebook and smoking breaks, it’s a wonder any work gets done in South African businesses. In’s 2014 Wasting Time at Work Survey, a staggering 89% of employees admitted to wasting time in their work environment.

    Engineering and Artisan

    Science 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.