Career Articles

Unemployment is a major challenge not only in South Africa but also in many parts of the globe. The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and the resultant economic turmoil have exacerbated the global issue of youth unemployment in both emerging and advanced economies.

Marketing and Advertising Training

Thu, 22 May 2014
You’ve all probably watched at least one video on YouTube that – against all odds – went viral. The big challenge is to attract, and keep viewers’ and readers’ attention long enough to get them to do something and take some desirable action.

Supply Chain Management & Purchasing

Fri, 23 May 2014
There are still challenges facing the development of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management sector across Africa, in terms of a lack of foreign investment. Despite these issues the local outlook is encouraging.

Employee Wellness

Fri, 23 May 2014
Alleviating depression in low-income women requires treatment and prevention strategies that address a wide range of interpersonal, social, political, emotional, physical and practical issues, writes Dr Carla Dukas.


A manager is someone who is responsible for the control of a team or an organisation. A huge chunk of this role includes being able to coach and mentor staff, equipping them to achieve company objectives as well as their staff’s own personal growth goals.

Work Permit

Fri, 23 May 2014
Foreign nationals working for your local company who don’t confirm their employment to Home Affairs or have overstayed on a visa could put you and your business at serious risk.

Executive Coaching

Thu, 22 May 2014
Business coaching and mentoring is a personal and professional development tool that is gaining popularity in the marketplace as more business leaders discover the value of this profession.

Career Articles

Wed, 21 May 2014
Interactive and experiential youth marketing company 3RC hosts large scale 2 day career expo in Witbank, aptly called Yo Future, to give learners the information they need to make crucial decisions about their future, after they finish school.

HR Portal

Tuesday, 20 May 2014
The new Employment Equity Amendment Bill which has just been released, has far stricter stipulations for employers who don’t take EE seriously. Its impact will be hard hit in small, medium-sized, and large South African businesses.


Thursday, 22 May 2014
Without time we would not be able to record the changes happening around us. Honoring an agreed upon time with someone, not only shows that you are trust-worthy; but it also shows the level of respect you have for the person and their time.

Careers Portal

Thursday, 21 May 2014
Portal SAB KickStart is a sustainable enterprise development that has created an opportunity for youth to compete for an entrepreneurship programme run by SAB (Pty) Ltd. This is an amazing opportunity for applicants to be exposed to various networks.

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    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Friday, 23 May 2014
    Users of our very big social media relation Facebook will recognise the word "tag", which is used to attract the attention of someone in a photo. But skills-universe "tags" have a very different purpose that can help you promote what you do.

    Skills Universe - Nompumelelo Promise Mokhine

    Monday, 19 May 2014
    The Minister of Education recently released the Matric Supplementary Exams which were very low at 23% . I am going to be engaged in one of these discussions this Tuesday and I would like other members' opinions.

    Skills Universe - Bethuel Ntombela

    Friday, 16 May 2014
    Can a body guard (within the municipality) go on strike like any other employee? If not please explain why. Are there any laws that forbid or permit this action? It would be appreciated if you could include the act.

    Skills Universe - Joyce Gampel

    Friday, 16 May 2014
    At my recent site visit I was informed that because I am a Sole Proprietor, the Services SETA would not be allowed to grant accreditation status because I am not a registered CC or a Pty Ltd. Have any other providers been informed about this ‘recently implemented’ SAQA ruling?

    Skills Universe - Sylvia Hammond

    Friday, 16 May 2014
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    Mothepa Masina

    In part 4 we turn to formulating a career change plan; knowing your passions is one thing, knowing what to do with them may not be immediately obvious. Here are a few suggestions to help you consolidate your plan.


    Are you thinking of learning a new skill or taking up a hobby? Becoming a learner again can be an intimidating task, but understanding how the learning process works will help to eliminate some of the fears and frustrations involved with learning.


    School Governing Body (SGB) associations have committed to help the task team investigating the alleged sale of posts in the education sector. Media reports emerged alleging collusion between certain education officials and stakeholders, including certain individuals, in the selling of posts.

    Employment Equity

    There has been progress over the past few years, but the advancement of women into top jobs remains slow. South Africa follows the global pattern where the number of women declines as they rise through the corporate ranks.

    Small Business

    Times are tough and in this economic climate it’s no wonder that more and more people are experiencing sleepless nights, agonising over where their next cash injection is going to come from.