Wed, 06 Jun 2012Increasing the effectiveness of the higher education system through ICT infrastructure was one of the recommendations made during a meeting attended by Ministers of Higher Education and Training from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Team Building Training
Thu, 07 Jun 2012Good management is often the missing ingredient in inefficient teams. Are you battling to create a cohesive workforce? Industrial psychologist Lizanne de Jong talks about the building blocks of effective teams.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012Adult education enrolment improved significatnly in 2011 while access to higher education programmes has increased according to the Mid Term Review report revealed by the Minister in the Presidency, Collins Chabane.
Information & Communications Technology ICT Training
Wed, 06 Jun 2012Improved access to the internet and other information and communication technology (ICT) can help Africa to meet its social and economic goals, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Distance and eLearning
Wed, 06 Jun 2012In the globalised world, it is not uncommon to wear American jeans while eating Thai food and reading a French magazine. While consumers take this level of variety for granted, those involved in the dynamic world of import and export management know how complex the process of international trade can be.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012There is a growing trend toward restructuring payment methods and financial rewards for top professionals, with a focus on "reducing risk, ensuring ethical governance and fostering a long-term outlook". Debbie Goodman-Bhayat, managing director of Jack Hammer Executive Headhunters explains.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012South Africa has been commended for integrating international students into its educational system which enhances skills development across the globe and strengthens ties with foreign countries.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012As an umbrella association addressing the needs of private providers, APPETD has seen the need for the Skills Training Providers who are doing occupational training and have initiated a new committee to cater for the needs of this select group.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012Youth Empowerment lies at the heart of Ushers New Look Foundation 2012 World Leadership Conference and five local students have been selected to participate in this global event.
Thurs, 7 June 2011The value of soft skills is often underestimated in the workplace as many managers dont 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.
Tuesday, 4 June 2012Internationally renowned for his contribution to the field of human resource management, Dave Ulrich has been visiting South Africa to share his ideas on the future of human resource management and to inspire local practitioners.
Call Centre & Contact Centre Training
Tue, 05 Jun 2012Give your call centre agents the technology they need to provide the excellent service your customers want and establish your business as a leader in the competitive contact centre industry.
Mon, 04 Jun 2012Procedural fairness in the workplace is based on company policies yet many managers are ignorant about these guidelines and fail to apply these principles in their management practices. Des Squire highlights the importance of following the proper procedures.
Skills Universe - sylvia hammond
Wed, 06 June 2012The Supreme Court of Appeal (SAC) confirms that illegal strikes are not always grounds for dismissal. In what the trade union SACTWU refers to as, 'a precedent setting judgment', the SAC ruled that dismissal is not always justifiable in the case of unprotected (illegal) strikes.
Skills Universe - Hannes Nel
Wed, 06 June 2012One can understand that qualifications that are not used cannot be maintained indefinitely. However, just scrapping qualifications without careful consideration can lead to some really important ones being lost for the wrong reasons.
Skills Universe - Cindy Payle
Mon, 28 May 2012The Youth Wage Subsidy policy was originally proposed in Parliament in October 2009 and was formally announced by President Jacob Zuma on 11 February 2010. Now certain political parties are calling for the immediate implementation of the policy.
Skills Universe - Hannes Nel
Fri, 25 May 2012The word SAQA is part of the trade name of the South African Qualifications Authority and the SAQA logo Q is part of their corporate image. In order to provide protection for the identity of the SAQA trademarks and logo, they have been officially lodged with the Registrar of Patents and Trademarks for registration in South Africa.
Skills Universe - Craig Woodward
Wed, 06 June 2012It seems to me that 'soft skills' are very often seen as non-essential development, as they do not directly contribute to bottom line results (or demonstrate something that has been discussed in other forums here, ROI), especially like now in recessionary times when cost-saving or cost-cutting applies.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012Government'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 2012Executives 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
Mon, 04 Jun 2012Productivity SA is to vigorously increase its footprint in six more provinces in line with its mission to boost productivity in the South African labour market, a meeting was told in Parliament.
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