Tue, 10 Jul 2012Reports of corruption within the Free State Central University of Technology surfaced after Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande appointed an administrator to manage operations in the institution.
Engineering and Artisan
Wed, 11 Jul 2012The welding profession offers many career opportunities to hard working, skilled labourers but the correct training for potential welders is an essential part of achieving a succesful career.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012Will the new BEE amendment bill which is expected to be released later this year, cause more harm than good? According to Deon Oberholzer "government may find that by plastering up some of the cracks, new breaches will be uncovered."
Wed, 11 Jul 2012Many of today’s organisations attribute their leadership success to executive coaching, and it is now common for businesses to employ an internal coach for consistent managerial input, says Amy Johnson.
Call Centre & Contact Centre Training
Wed, 11 Jul 2012Rising pressures within inbound call centres to answer more calls in less time can sometimes outweigh the need to effectively assist customers. Follow these tips if you prize quality over quantity.
Project Management Training
Mon, 09 Jul 2012The salaries of project managers around the world are continuing to climb, signalling that organisations are increasingly aware of the value of trained project managers to their overall business goals according to a recent Project Management Salary Survey.
Information & Communications Technology ICT Training
Tue, 10 Jul 2012Technology advances every day and it can be a challenge running a successful business while staying abreast of the latest advances in the IT industry that could increase your business’ profits, but is IT integration the solution?
Tue, 10 Jul 2012An innovative collaboration between government, academia, civil society and a local community in the Western Cape is showcasing how it is possible for people to take their futures into their own hands.
Wed, 04 Jul 2012Failure to deliver through the levy-grant system and a lack of attention to FET colleges are two errors that Minister Blade Nzimande is committed to rectifying as government continues its search to “identify weaknesses and failures as they arise and to tackle them”.
Tue, 10 Jul 2012The presidency has vehemently denied reports that EduSolutions - the firm contracted by the state to buy and deliver textbooks across South Africa - received the textbook tender because it had made donations to President Zuma’s trust.
Friday, 6 July 2012Teresa Amabile draws from her new book The Progress Principle to explain how companies can overcome the "crisis of disengagement" occurring in the workplace.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012Internal marketing has evolved rapidly in the past decade, with a notable shift away from simply sharing information with employees to creating behaviour changing communication. Most companies, however, have failed to adapt to the new ‘social era’ of internal marketing, which is resulting in wasted resources and unresponsive employees.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012Senior managers from the Gauteng Department of Education will trade their formal attire for overalls to clean 60 schools across the province to celebrate Mandela Day.
Life Skills Training
Tue, 03 Jul 2012The issue of work-life balance has been around a long time. Is that not the issue? that it does not go away, especially amongst working women? HR specialist Lizanne de Jong believes balance is central to the effective functioning of women inside and outside the workplace.
Skills Universe - Hannes Nel
Thurs, 11 July 2012Politicians have always used blame as a way of getting at their opponents and predecessors. After all, it is much easier than always doing things right. But the community and the world outside South Africa is getting tired of them blaming everything on apartheid and racism, says Hannes Nel.
Skills Universe - Cindy Payle
Tue, 10 July 2012Government's plea for the cooperation and honest participation of taxpayers at the start of tax season seems to be misdirected as ongoing reports of fraud and corruption amongst government officials line news shelves. Isn't it time our leaders pay attention to their own words?
Skills Universe - Des Squire
Monday, 9 July 2012Recognition of prior learning is of tremendous benefit to employees at present but in the future will have a whole new meaning. Now is the time to consider the needs of your employees and to pre-empt the changes that will take place. RPL assessment is a fraction of the cost of a full course of training and yet it is overlooked by so many employers.
Skills Universe - Gill Connellan
Thursday, 5 July 2012Effective administration within FET colleges has been listed as a high priority item on the Higher Education and Training Department’s agenda however there remains some confusion over whether this refers to private or public FET colleges, says Gill Connellan.
Skills Universe - Tim Malone
Wednesday, 4 July 2012Good practices around recognition and reward, culture management and talent management can make a big difference to the innovativeness of employees. There are many examples of how organisations fail to recognise and reward innovative employees.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012South Africa's infrastructure programme which is being rolled out with an initial investment of R844 billion must "embrace social infrastructure like schools and clinics while also creating jobs" says President Jacob Zuma.
Thu, 05 Jul 2012The current models for education and training in South Africa are closely linked to a "neoliberal macro-economic policy" according to the statement released by COSATU at the conclusion of their Education and Skills Conference.
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