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.
Entrepreneurs and Small Business
Fri, 22 Jun 2012Enablis South Africa announced a grant of ZAR 34 Million from the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s Jobs Fund to support and enhance the job creation skills of 2,500 South African entrepreneurs.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012Do you understand the implications the newly gazetted BBBEE ICT sector code will have on your business? Transcend Corporate Advisors offers HR professionals, senior executives and BEE champions the opportunity to get to grips with these changes.
Safety, Health, Environment & Quality SHEQ
Fri, 22 Jun 2012Occupational injuries, diseases and fatalities continue to plague the agriculture and forestry industries resulting in an approximate R3 billion payout to employees and service providers in the 2009/10 financial year.
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.
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.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012Labour unions are being asked to return to the wage negotiation table as the current wage demands 'would impact negatively on pro-poor policy, especially poverty alleviation efforts and infrastructure spending'.
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.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012As part of its continuous support of education and skills development initiatives, Accsys participated in the annual ‘Bring a Girl Child to Work Day’ launched by Cell C to highlight the importance of empowering women in the workplace.
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.
Executive Education & Training
Wed, 20 Jun 2012Improving opportunities for women to enter senior business roles and increasing employment equity lies at the heart of the Women on Board Programme launched by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Entrepreneurs and Small Business
Thu, 21 Jun 2012As business relationships develop so does the tendency to make decisions based on emotions rather than facts, a practice that could be detrimental to the success of your business. Francis Wright advises entrepreneurs to cut their losses once suppliers stop delivering value for money.
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 it’s 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.
Skills Universe - Hannes Nel
Mon, 18 June 2012It is important that all the assessment activities, including the design and development of assessment instruments, conducting assessment, managing assessment and doing the administration that goes with assessment is done professionally.
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 2012While there is still a long way to go before the development goals pursued by Africa are met, President Jacob Zuma is “satisfied” with the progress made at this year’s G20 meeting.
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