Tue, 25 Nov 2014
The Department of Basic Education has raised the pass mark for grades 7, 8 and 9 as part of its efforts of improving the quality of education in the public school system. Is this the right step?

Career Articles

Tue, 25 Nov 2014
Everyone has a deep-seated need to succeed in all areas of life but in particular our career is something we work towards every day and often see the greatest success, in such a short space of time. For some, it takes longer than others but none the less we are all on our own journey to success.

Executive Education & Training

Mon, 24 Nov 2014
As competition mounts in the global marketplace leaders are being expected to do more with less. Elmarie Pretorius gives advice on how to manage the daily stresses and pressures of running a business.

Financial & Accounting Training

Integrated reporting requires consistent reviewing of how the organisation adds value to the widest range of stakeholders. This honest and transparent review on a continuous basis ensures that an organisation is performance-driven.


If you are struggling to secure the necessary BBBEE scorecard points in a meaningful way the Transcend BEE Internship provides a solution to this challenge and also supports non-profit organisations in South Africa.


Tue, 25 Nov 2014
The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) together with its High Maturity software development unit has collaborated with advertising agency King James II to create a website and app called ‘This is Wits’.

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Tue, 25 Nov 2014
Globally, there is emerging evidence of a trend towards employees entering the working world to seek employment with businesses that demonstrate ethical corporate behaviour, and which support the local communities in which they operate.

Higher Education

Tue, 25 Nov 2014
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming conference on building infrastructure and capacity in higher education.

HR Portal

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
The presentations on 17 October 2014 of the South Africa Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training (PPCHET) provided the public with an insight into the work of these two entities.


Wednesday 19 November 2014
Are you struggling to get a job? Want to know how to make your application stand out from the crowd? HR expert, Sylvia Hammond gives advice to students about ePortfolios, and helps job applicants enhance their chances of getting to the interview phase.

Careers Portal

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Portal Are you planning to further your studies? Unisa registration dates open on the 24th of November till 19th December. If you need financial assistance Eduloan is able to help you fund your studies at UNISA.


  • Higher Education Conference - 26 November 2014

  • Tech Expo Africa - Nov & Dec 2014

    Skills Universe - Charles Dey

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014
    In seeking to recognise excellence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in a particular field of learning, I have been tasked with devising a questionnaire for the organisers of a competition aimed at identifying excellence amongst education and training providers in the FET space. Can you help me?

    Skills Universe - Lynel Farrell

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014
    SAQA will host the Building Trust seminar which will bring together key stakeholders from countries on the African continent. It is hoped that it will help to set up a network for the verification of qualifications, so that fraudulent practices can be countered through formal trust relationships combined with quick, innovative (digital), affordable and effective processes.

    Skills Universe - Marianna Bibbey

    Friday, 21 November 2014
    According to recent report Services Seta has signed an MOU with a UK Based FET to capacitate 10 local FETs, but why? What could the UK based FET provide better or more than a Private FET in partnership with the Public FET locally cannot already provide for?

    Skills Universe - Willemien Kleijn

    Friday, 21 November 2014
    I am employed by a small training provider that is registered with the ETDP Seta. About 2 years ago, we approached an IT company to help develop a Student Management System for us that would enable us to easily assess our students' work. Since we are a NPO the IT company decided to take us on at a low cost.

    Skills Universe - Des Squire

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014
    For some time now I have been concerned at the number of providers who deliver training where the notional hours (amongst other unit standard requirements) are disregarded. My question to all providers is - How important are notional hours in terms of the requirement of a unit standard?

    Skills Universe -Brian V Moore

    Monday, 17 November 2014
    Where will we find a future filled with respect for all? We, you and I, are responsible to change – to portray a spirit of pure humanness. We raise our youngsters to be responsible, prejudice-free, to be loyal and to be faithful.


    While some parties believe that the quality of education is growing in South Africa, there has been much debate surrounding the ministerial task team report and government's role in preparing young people for the labour market.

    Project Management Training

    Project management specialist Carol Mould explores the issues surrounding project management careers and how these roles are being influenced by the changing world of work.

    Information & Communications Technology ICT Training

    Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) has launched its sixth consecutive skills trends survey in the South African information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

    Skills Development

    Fake qualifications are undermining real progression. Saqa is hosting a two-day seminar to develop innovative, digitally affordable and effective processes to combat fraudulent qualifications practices.