Mon, 25 Jun 2012Self-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".
Mon, 25 Jun 2012The Automotive Hub is the first of three such initiatives in gauteng, designed to stem the tide of youth unemployment, and will be followed by the Enterprise and Industrial Hubs.
Entrepreneurs and Small Business
Mon, 25 Jun 2012Members of the Entrepreneurs Organisation were taken on a journey through the boardrooms and cricket fields of the world and given valuable insights, particularly on the importance of coaching for good decision-making in business.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012Government and labour unions are battling to reach a consensus on the issue of wages as union demands continue to exceed government provision. After a weeklong deadlock, the two roleplayers return to the negotiation room.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012CIMAP, in keeping with its mandate to bring about standardisation across Setas in terms of learning provision engaged with SAQA to clarify some issues that have caused general confusion in the vocational learning environment. Henriette van Twisk provides an overview of this discussion.
Marketing and Advertising Training
Thu, 21 Jun 2012Marketing 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.
Department of Labour
Mon, 25 Jun 2012The Department of Labour has conducted inspections in 200 000 workplaces countrywide in the past year and ensured 80 percent compliance with various aspects of labour legislation, Parliament heard.
Distance and eLearning
Wed, 20 Jun 2012Many companies have a lot of training material but not enough people to deliver it. Putting material online means you can reach more people and upskill your workforce with fewer resources. This is one of the many benefits included in the Learnscape training programme offered by Aspire Solutions.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012Are the bored and unemployed youth in Gauteng townships a ticking time bomb waiting to explode or a possible 240 000 strong potential labour force? With this in mind the Gauteng provincial government is committing to twenty government-funded job centres.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012The Learner Focus Week will target learners from Grade 10 - 11 to promote skills development and career guidance in mathematics, science and technology fields, in an effort to improve interest in these sectors.
Mon, 18 June 2012Leaders in online education discuss online learning and how innovative technologies and practices enhance learning and create new opportunities for students and teachers.
Friday, 22 June 2012More 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.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012President Jacob Zuma has returned from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, which focused on the green economy and institutional arrangements for sustainable development.
Entrepreneurs and Small Business
Fri, 22 Jun 2012Enablis South Africa announced a grant of ZAR 34 Million from the Development Bank of Southern Africas Jobs Fund to support and enhance the job creation skills of 2,500 South African entrepreneurs.
Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond
Mon, 25 June 2012I 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 2012It 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 2012South 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.
Skills Universe - Denise Mc Creadie
Tue, 19 June 2012A recruiter is only allowed to do a reference on you if you have given permission. But be warned if its on your CV then technically speaking permission has been given and they may phone before your interview and before you have a chance to explain your situation.
Mon, 18 Jun 2012Today 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.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012Can internal coaching be used as a cost effective and strategic tool to steer an organisation through lean times? Absa believes so and has just been nominated for an ICF Prism Award for its innovative internal coaching strategy.To navigate its way through challenging times, Absa is investing in talent.
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