Information & Communications Technology ICT Training

Fri, 08 Jun 2012
Clear resolutions were taken at the ICT indaba 2012 to steer the continent towards sustainable growth and prosperity, with a special focus on improving service delivery to the poor and small businesses.

Contributors

Fri, 08 Jun 2012
'It would be foolish to think that anyone can be made a leader by simply sending them on a course, programme or bootcamp' ,says Anil Salick. He provides a breakdown of the qualities and attributess of a true leader.

Schools

Fri, 08 Jun 2012
As part of the preparations to deliver textbooks across the country, the Western Cape Education Department has asked schools to ensure that their information on the central education management information system is accurate.

Higher Education

Wed, 06 Jun 2012
Increasing 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 2012
Good 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.

Human Resources

Tue, 05 Jun 2012
There 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.

Higher Education

Wed, 06 Jun 2012
South 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.

Articles

Wed, 06 Jun 2012
As 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.

Youth Development

Wed, 06 Jun 2012
Youth Empowerment lies at the heart of Usher’s New Look Foundation 2012 World Leadership Conference and five local students have been selected to participate in this global event.

Video

Thurs, 7 June 2011
The value of soft skills is often underestimated in the workplace as many managers don’t 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.

HR Portal

Tuesday, 4 June 2012
Internationally 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 2012
Give 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.

Des Squire

Mon, 04 Jun 2012
Procedural 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 - Des Squire

Fri, 8 June 2012
Earlier this year, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande took his fight with the Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas) to Parliament, saying there was "little" to show for the R37,5bn ploughed into them since 2000.


Skills Universe - sylvia hammond

Wed, 06 June 2012
The 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 2012
One 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 2012
The 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 - Craig Woodward

Wed, 06 June 2012
It 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.

Education

Thu, 07 Jun 2012
Government'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 2012
Executives 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 2012
Productivity 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.