FET Colleges

Fri, 15 Jun 2012
Minister Blade Nzimande reflects on the current state of further education and training colleges and highlights the plight of the local youth as South Africa celebrates youth month in 2012. These institutions are government’s first line of defence against skills shortages and unemployment amongst young people.

Schools

Mon, 18 Jun 2012
In response to calls from the public to address bullying and sexual violence at schools the ‘Ubuntu Pledge’ campaign was launched. The campaign will encourage learners and teachers across the country to commit to the prevention of these abusive acts at school.

Industrial Relations

Mon, 18 Jun 2012
Research has indicated that the minority of people want to go on many strikes and demonstrations and threaten the majority with violence and intimidatory behaviour. What does this mean for the democratic rights of South African citizens?

Financial & Accounting Training

Mon, 18 Jun 2012
Selwyn Gardine recently won the ACCA award for his outstanding performance in Financial Accounting. He talks about his road to success, while urging young South Africans to make the best of every opportunity.

Information & Communications Technology ICT Training

Mon, 18 Jun 2012
As part of its efforts to address a growing demand for IT service management training, College Campus has launched a new Short Learning Programme to equip ICT professionals with the skills needed to effectively support IT services.

Youth Development

Mon, 18 Jun 2012
Today young people face a different, yet no less threatening enemy than their 1976 counterparts. HIV and AIDS, drugs and substance abuse, moral decay, hunger and joblessness are some the evils that youth are being called to act against.

Articles

Thu, 14 Jun 2012
Training providers who wish to join the Legal Advisory Committee of the Association for Private Providers of Education, Training and Development (APPETD) are welcome to apply. The committee seeks to address and give legal advice to private providers in the education and training sector.

Business Schools

Thu, 14 Jun 2012
Government and business accountability for economic, societal and environmental issues will be addressed at the United Nations at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. New corporate reporting standards are expected to emerge from this international gathering.

Change Management

Mon, 11 Jun 2012
The irony of change is that the more control we think we have, the more we rely on personal willpower and the less likely we are to succeed. We are blind to and outnumbered by the ways in which the world is organised to drive our own and other’s current behaviour.

Economy

Tue, 12 Jun 2012
A well-functioning national payment system is important to an economy and failure of such a system can have devastating effects on an economy, says Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele.

Video

Thurs, 7 June 2011
The value of soft skills is often underestimated in the workplace as many managers don’t understand how these skills contribute to the overall business function. James Heckman discusses the role and importance of soft skills in an individual's skills set.

HR Portal

Mon, 11 June 2012
If you don’t see yourself as a mentor or leader, then you have yet to fully embrace your role as a modern-day HR practitioner. The era of the glorified paper-pusher is ending as more HR practitioners are stepping out of an administrative function into a strategic advisory role.

Distance and eLearning

Mon, 11 Jun 2012
An innovative elearning initiative is bringing the classroom into the business environment and giving employers a cost-effective way to train employees in VAT and tax operations.

Skills Universe - Hannes Nel

Mon, 18 June 2012
It is important that all the assessment activities, including the design and development of assessment instruments, conducting assessment, managing assessment and doing the administration that goes with assessment is done professionally.

Skills Universe - Madivan van der Merwe

Fri, 15 June 2012
Consensus in business is rare. But one subject – talent management – usually gets a unanimous endorsement from directors and CEOs. They are all for it. Talent is scarce. It has to be attracted, retained and developed if the business is to remain competitive.

Skills Universe - Cindy Payle

Thurs, 14 June 2012
Perfection can push us to improve the quality of our work and help us to achieve. Many successful people claim to be perfectionists, and attribute their success to this personality trait. Yet perfectionism can also leave us feeling dissatisfied with our performance which leads to anxiety and in some extreme cases depression.

Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

Thurs, 14 June 2012
Are your looking for a project to meet your Mandela Day responsibility or your corporate social responsibility programme? The Izandla Zothando (meaning Hands of Love) Foundation in the Impendle Municipality is one option.

Skills Universe - Madivan van der Merwe

Tue, 12 June 2012
General happiness disposition is known to precede and predict success at work. And those who are recruited by organisations tend to be the happier of the candidates. Although, in terms of general Happiness (as contrasted with the niche subject of Happiness at Work), S.A. only ranks 90th in the UN’s first World Happiness Report (compiled by the Earth Institute at New York’s Columbia University) comprising 156 countries.


Education

Thu, 07 Jun 2012
Government's commitment to improving Early Childhood Development is finally paying off according to the midterm review report which revealed that school enrolment in Grade R doubled between 2003 and 2011.

Executive Education & Training

Tue, 05 Jun 2012
Executives will need to keep prices low and look at long term gains rather than short term wins if they hope to survive current competitive markets, but real economic growth requires 'imagination and innovation' says Liza Van Wyk.

Department of Labour

Wed, 13 Jun 2012
Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant has paid tribute to the outgoing Director-General of the International Labour Organisation Juan Somavia, saying under his tutelage, the voice of labour was audible on the international stage.