Economy

Thu, 12 Apr 2012
Africa is experiencing economic transformation which is expected to improve the standard of living for all Africans. These were the sentiments of President Jacob Zuma at the 4th International Trade and Investment Conference.

Assessor, Moderator, SDF and ETDP

Thu, 12 Apr 2012
What makes an average facilitator great? According to Jan Delmas there are seven key skills that separate the ordinary from the exceptional. Find out how to help individuals and groups deliver the best results by adopting these techniques.

Schools

Thu, 12 Apr 2012
This year Christel House South Africa incorporated a service learning component into its education curriculum which will teach children essential life skills and valuable life lessons, and hopefully transform the community.

Skills Development

Wed, 11 Apr 2012
In a first for South Africa’s financial planning field, the 2011 FETI/HETI pilot class has graduated, with several using the qualification to enter university and organisers promising to expand the programme in 2013.

Business Schools

Thu, 12 Apr 2012
Milpark Business School has completely rebuilt its website, providing improved navigation and interactive platforms to meet the educational requirements of a digital age.

Skills Development

Wed, 11 Apr 2012
Fasset in collaboration with the Ukuthemba Training Programme will be offering work readiness training and financial skills development to matriculants with an aptitude for accounting. The programme is expected to increase the number of entrants into the financial sector.

FET Colleges

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
In an effort to facilitate the roll-out of funding in FET colleges, SAICA has recruited chartered accountants and industry veterans to act as vetting administrative assistants. This is in response to Minister Blade Nzimande's request for assistance in this process.

Ivan Israelstam

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
The Department of Labour is currently holding roadshows in the main centres in order to explain the contents of the two revised labour laws: the Basic Conditions of Employment and the Labour Relations Acts. Ivan Israelstam expands his take on the effects for trade unions.

Entrepreneurs and Small Business

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
Do you think about venturing into the unknown? The life of an entrepreneur is exciting, fulfilling and at times very risky. Frances Wright describes her journey from her safe office desk into the unpredictable and satisfying world of self-employment.

Video

Thurs, 28 March 2012
Lousy leaders can make you look bad and hinder employee productivity which will ultimately have a negative effect on company profits. Here are some strategies to help you fix three common types of bad managers so your company can run more effectively.

FET Colleges

Wed, 04 Apr 2012
The importance of FET colleges in boosting skills development in the country was highlighted by President Jacob Zuma when he met with the heads of Further Education and Training Colleges at the crucial skills development summit.

Schools

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
Using a fine ash to create a foamed cement mixture Sasol has built eight new classrooms for Thistle Grove Combined School. The initiative stemmed from an ever-increasing demand for suitable learning environments.

HR Portal

Thurs, 10 April 2012
Fast food enterprise Kentucky Fried Chicken is well known and loved across the globe. HR director Misty Reich talks about the elements that have contributed to the company’s success such as the “dynasty model” and the importance of a people-centred agenda.

Skills Universe - Brian V Moore

Thu, 12 Apr 2012
Being late for an appointment is considered an insult in Chinese business culture. You’ll find it beneficial to bring your own interpreter, if possible, to help you understand the subtleties of everything being said during meetings. Since there is such a strong emphasis on hierarchy in the Chinese culture, ensure that you bring a senior member of your organization to lead the discussions. The Chinese will do the same.

Skills Universe - Kagisho Malatji

Thu, 29 Mar 2012
Training providers are to ensure that they comply with Assessments to ensure POE's have current, relevant, authentic, etc evidence. Right? Who then is the watchdog to ensure that SETA's have information (on their web site), which is relevant, CURRENT, etc.

Skills Universe - sylvia hammond

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
President Zuma will be meeting with the heads of all FET colleges in Pretoria. As skills development practitioners, educators and human resource professionals, what would you say to President Zuma and the gathering of FET heads, and Ministers of Basic and Higher Education?

Skills Universe - Michelle Kreutzer

Thu, 12 Apr 2012
I have been researching the requirements for Private FET colleges when busy closing down. I cannot seem to find anything in the current acts about this. Is there anyone familiar with the steps to follow in this regard? And also possible information on where this is set out - an act, DHET regulations etc?


Business Schools

Wed, 04 Apr 2012
The 25th Annual International Association for Conflict Management conference will provide academics and practitioners in the field of conflict management the opportunity to rub shoulders with international researchers in the area of negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution.

Payroll

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
The recognition of payroll practitioners and their role in business remains a core objective of the national payroll conference initiated by SAPA. This year the agenda will focus on driving excellence in payroll practices.

Financial & Accounting Training

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants offers South Africans a cost effective and manageable way to attain an accounting qualification. What makes ACCA different? Ioannis Eliades explains.

Recruitment & Selection

Wed, 04 Apr 2012
The growth of the mobile technology space, and convergence with core business systems, has contributed significantly towards economic transformation. Human resource specialists say businesses must help position the worker effectively in order to benefit from a knowledge-based economy.

Features

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
With the aim of finding global solutions to alleviating poverty the Hult Global Case Challenge focuses on energy, education and housing. This year a South African company has reached the finals of the R7-million ($1-million) competition, in the housing category.

Recruitment & Selection

Tue, 10 Apr 2012
Steps on your path to a top job may include peer interviews, a technique used by employers to help find a good fit between the candidate and the company. Sandra Burmeister, CEO of the Landelahni Recruitment Group, provides a few tips.