Skills Development

Wed, 27 Jun 2012
Transnet has identified skills development and job creation as key ingredients to business and economic growth and is investing R300 billion in its Market Demand Strategy, which is informed by the requirements of the market.

Business Schools

Wed, 27 Jun 2012
New research shows that while leaders pay lip service to strategic thinking, few practice what they preach. The Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth programme at the GSB, assists business leaders reposition ideas and strategy as an integral part of their business models.

Entrepreneurs and Small Business

Wed, 27 Jun 2012
Research shows that, of the small businesses that fail, 90% do so because their owners have decided to give up, not because the businesses were forced to close down. Allon Raiz gives hope to entrepreneurs who have failed, are failing, or are afraid of failing.

Team Building Training

Wed, 27 Jun 2012
Creating the right environment for productive, unified and motivated teams to develop is one of the many challenges modern-day managers must face. So how do we unlock the full capability of all our employees? Ron Scherer explains.

Human Resources

Tue, 26 Jun 2012
The job description of an HR professional has drastically changed over the past 5 years.The reason for this is simple, organisations have evolved and they now demand far more strategic value out of HR than they used to, a tall order for new HR professionals.Here are some tips to help you fulfil these demands.

Executive Education & Training

Tue, 26 Jun 2012
As a manager do you understand your role in the organisation? This is one of the top ten things every manager should know to effectively perform their duties and develop a motivated and productive workforce.

BEE

Tue, 26 Jun 2012
The face of business in South Africa severely changed over the last few years. Companies are more aware of social responsibility and the need for BEE compliance. Deon Oberholzer offers advice to companies on how to harness the power of B-BEE to benefit themselves and SA as a whole.

Higher Education

Mon, 25 Jun 2012
Self-interest, power and greed are the evil forces driving the conflicts in a number of higher education institutions across the country and according to Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, "students suffer the most".

Skills Development

Tue, 26 Jun 2012
The Services Seta is calling for nominations to its Education Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) committee which will be responsible for monitoring the ETQA system. The ETQA committee will be required to exercise their duties within six major sectors.

Schools

Wed, 27 Jun 2012
Despite limited access to resources, Beang Tse Molemo Secondary in Reddersburg claimed a top spot in the JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge. The competition aims to educate South African youth about investing in the stock exchange and the large role that investment plays in our economy.

Video

Mon, 18 June 2012
Leaders in online education discuss online learning and how innovative technologies and practices enhance learning and create new opportunities for students and teachers.

HR Portal

Friday, 22 June 2012
More and more companies are investing in total reward packages and mutually beneficial relationships with their staff, in the hope of increasing loyalty and productivity, and decreasing staff turnover.

Economy

Tue, 26 Jun 2012
Although the African continent is the next growth frontier, it must prioritise industrialisation and regional economic diversification, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Information & Communications Technology ICT Training

Tue, 26 Jun 2012
In response to government’s concerns about the lack of qualified IT business analysts in the South African workforce, a new initiative is equipping young unemployed graduates in the ICT sector with much-needed skills, and contributing to the creation of up to 5 000 jobs.

Skills Universe - Norman Ntai

Tue, 26 June 2012
The ANC has put forward educational proposals that aim to improve the schooling environment and enhance the quality of education that children receive, particularly in the poorer communities where the most basic needs of children are not being satisfied.

Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

Mon, 25 June 2012
I love my country passionately and equally passionately believe in education and skills development as the major route to reduce inequality and eradicate poverty, improve communication, resolve conflict and provide a dignified life. Books are key tools in education and training.

Skills Universe - Des Squire

Fri, 22 June 2012
It was so refreshing to read in The Star last night the article by Dr. Mamphela Ramphele entitled “We are letting the class of 76 down” – I would however change the title to “we have let the class of 76 down and many more South Africans also”.

Skills Universe - Dylan James

Thurs, 21 June 2012
'Children may be better off leaving school and joining a gang', says independent education specialist Graeme Bloch. That way they would be assured of some training, a lot of hard work, and a chance to earn a good income and respect in their communities.

Skills Universe - Madivan van der Merwe

Wed, 20 June 2012
South African employees have an above average ‘Happiness at Work (H@W)’ rating, according to data from the iOpener Institute for People and Performance. South African employees are particularly positive about the impact and meaning of their work.


Schools

Tue, 26 Jun 2012
The Limani project initiated by the Pioneer Foods Group seeks to address sustainability and food insecurity challenges. It will start by donating permaculture food garden kits to various schools.

Marketing and Advertising Training

Thu, 21 Jun 2012
Marketing campaigns often promise the world, but is there any sure way to measure delivery? At this point companies resort to costly studies; however Terri Brown helps businesses refine investigations to determine ROI.