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    Matric Exam Results

    Home schooling gets 94% pass rate

    Sat, 08 Jan 2011
    Among home learners who received at least two years of home education, the 2010 matric pass rate was 94%, with 65% receiving university exemption. This tendency confirms extensive research in other countries that found that children perform better the longer they are homeschooled, says Bouwe van der Eems, a trustee of the Pestalozzi Trust. The Pestalozzi Trust has been providing legal protection for thousands of homeschooling families for over twelve years.

    Matric Results

    Results show significant improvement

    Sat, 08 Jan 2011
    While the class of 2010 faced major challenges and disruptions due to the three week long public servants strike and the month-long FIFA World Cup, their results have shown a major improvement, say analysts. Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg, Professor Sarah Gravett, says while experts expected an improvement, they did not expect to see such a “significant jump”.

    Matric Results

    Marketing Training

    Website Usability – The value of User Experience

    Karen Parkin, Britefire's director and a leader in online marketing development and practice, leads an invaluable course focused on Website Usability and creating compelling User Experience. This one day workshop is a must for anyone who makes business or marketing decisions about online initiatives, website conception and design, or has to interact with those who do.

    Business Schools

    NMMU Business School expands to KZN

    Thu, 16 Dec 2010
    National business and management training company Business Development Unit, formerly known as Business Studies Unit (BSU), has announced a new partnership with PE-based Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School. Through the new deal the NMMU Business School will be epanding to KZN through a certification and accreditation agreement with Business Development Unit.

    Are we producing capable students?

    Wed, 24 Nov 2010
    Education is a critical tool for self-upliftment, and to produce leaders capable of dealing with our developmental challenges. But are South African universities producing graduates that are effectively prepared to deal with the challenges of the developing world? Are universities providing enough support to students? Some of the challenges put to the HELTASA Conference delegates by the Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande.

    Labour Law

    Labour law reforms introduced

    Wed, 15 Dec 2010
    The Labour Minister has announced that major reforms to the country's labour laws will be published in draft form on Friday 17th December. The Minister characterised the changes to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act, and other labour laws as 'far reaching'. Tha national government has been attempting to clamp down on labour brokers and other atypical employment practices.
    * Download the amendment bills here

    Human Resources

    Zimbabweans waiting for passports - urged to submit their applications

    Wed, 22 Dec 2010
    With the deadline for Zimbabwean nationals to regularise their stay in South Africa fast approaching, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has once again stressed that the 31 December cut-off date would not be extended. Those still waiting for their passports from the Zimbabwean government are urged to submit their applications with their identity documents or birth certificates so that they can be recorded in the system before the deadline.

    Skills Universe


    Open letter to the Minister of Higher Education and Training

    I am an unemployed graduate, a product of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme with more than five years in the labour market, seemingly with no prospect of ever getting a job, and the interests in the NSFAS loan accumulating that I am in serious debt even before I get employed.

    Des Squire

    How do we effectively build teams?

    An effective manager, who is in essence an effective leader, can follow various steps to assist in the process of building a quality team. However unless there is a defined process in place for the development of a learning culture all other stages of development will fail.

    ICT Training

    Great results for KZN Business Analysts

    Sun, 14 Nov 2010
    An inaugural class of KZN Business Analysts recently completed the Certificate Programme in Business Analysis with spectacular results. All of the delegates who started the 4-month-long course completed it and nearly achieved the certificate with distinction. FTI's Steve Erlank will be presenting a breakfast seminar on the strategic value of the Business Analysis profession.

    Fet Colleges

    CJC Job Fair creating solutions

    Thu, 16 Dec 2010
    As a Further Education and Training institution, Central Johannesburg College's mandate is to help people in the margins of society by bringing them into the mainstream through vocational training. Their recent Job Fair was held to create a platform for youth with vocational qualifications to meet prospective employers in a neutral environment.

    Health and Safety

    Health advisory: take precautions against malaria before travelling

    Thu, 09 Dec 2010
    The public have been warned by the Gauteng Health and Social Development to take all necessary precautions before travelling to malaria endemic areas, such as the Kruger National Park, Tanzania, Mozambique,Kenya,and Somalia. Precautions include taking medication, and avoiding bites by the use of candles, coils, sprays, and mosquito netting over beds.

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