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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will be holding a media briefing this weekend.

The Minister is expected to speak on Saturday, 19 June at 2pm. The department released a statement saying the Minister will provide an update on the state of schools during the briefing.

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After a few delays in the vaccine rollout for teachers, things are expected to be back on track soon. 

The National Health Department said Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be arriving on Friday afternoon at OR Tambo International Airport. 

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Unemployment is a massive challenge that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis. With 55.75% of the country's youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country's economy.

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Minister Angie Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that her department has created jobs for thousands of youth in South Africa. 

The minister said this was done through the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) introduced in 2020 as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced additional restrictions on movement and economic activity as the third wave of Covid-19 infections has gripped the country.  As was expected there were additional restrictions and tightening of other limitations.

After much debate about the vaccination of employees, the Department of Employment and Labour has reached a decision.

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi recently released a new gazette highlighting that employers should be reasonable and try to accommodate employees who refuse to be vaccinated for medical and constitutional grounds. 

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Aspen pharmacare will be releasing more vaccines for teachers in South Africa over the next few weeks. 

In a statement released on Monday, Aspen confirmed that Johnson & Johnson will be providing 300 000 doses of vaccines to teachers in South Africa. 

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Westlake Campus CBMT lecturer, Mr Aphiwe Adonisi, and other False Bay TVET College lecturers participated in the four-month-long Project-Based Teaching and Learning Programme for artisan trades. The programme is supported by the Department of Higher Education & Training, GIZ and Skills Development for the Green Economy (SD4GE) II. 

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SASSA Payment Dates 2021-2022

Want to make sure you don’t miss any sassa payments - create a calendar that includes all of the major sassa grant deadlines. It’ll help you stay on track with your grant funding.

You can relax knowing that you’ll have all the dates for SASSA payments handy and easy to find. 

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Covid-19 vaccines

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to not clear the Johnson&Johnson vaccine for administration after some batches were declared to have been contaminated. 

The J&J vaccines were put on hold after the FDA found the vaccines to not be compliant with the conditions of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 



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The long awaited rollout of NSFAS laptops has kicked off and Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande has revealed that more laptops are expected to arrive. 

Minister Nzimande said NSFAS currently has 47,580 laptops in stock and available for distribution.

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The legal procedures that an employer is required to follow in implementing dismissals for misconduct, retrenchments and poor work performance are all different. For instance, it is not normally acceptable to use the procedure laid down for retrenchments in order to deal with poor work performance. 

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Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande speaking at the launch

Higher Education Minister, Minister Dr Blade Nzimande launched the NSFAS Digital Learning Device programme today. 

During the launch held today at South Cape TVET college, the Minister handed over laptop devices to returning students. 

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Last year, South African primary children in no-fee schools learned 50-75% less than they’d usually learn, according to the National Income Dynamics Study Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Study (Nids-Cram). And that’s in a country where prior to Covid-19, the learning gaps were immense.

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Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a gamechanger to make South Africa's electricity generation more stable.

This is part of the Economic Recovery plan, which was established in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Speaking during a live address on Thursday afternoon, the President said government has agreed to amend schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act.

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Suzanne Hattingh

The 4IR and COVID-19 have forced us into a new reality that requires the re-examination and restructuring of South Africa’s post-school skills development system so that it is fit-for-purpose to prepare the workforce for the new world of work.

Suzanne Hattingh

Programme accreditation is a form of quality assurance which is practised in many countries and is usually associated with purposes of accountability and improvement in programme quality.

In South African the Council on Higher Education (CHE) is responsible for quality assurance in higher education.

The Mindspa Institute

Baby Boom co-workers are stuck in a job on a level for years and a millennial counterpart arrives and gets promoted to a managerial position within a year of his/her employment. Can you understand why there is some resentment and combined feelings of fear and disappointment from the Baby Boomers?

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Latest Training Articles

If there is one thing that we’ve been taught in life during the last couple of months……is that it has become apparent that a set of skills are needed to assist you, whenever you are working from home or in the office. Some skills sets may be categorised as a scarce skill or any skills that are relevant to complete daily goals.

Bookkeepers are in control of providing accurate, timely and relevant financial information about a business.

Time and again, the reports head to business stakeholders and managers to assist them in making relevant decisions.

The core duties of a bookkeeper are:

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There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. The Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) initiative aims to reduce this number by offering foundational learning programmes to motivated people.

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Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

If you are deciding on a career path, it might help you to learn more about your job prospects after you graduate or qualify to work in your chosen field.

If you’re looking for funding for your studies, you probably know you need to go through NSFAS if you qualify.

You may be a little confused as to how to apply though, so here’s a quick guide on how to apply for NSFAS online.

Thinking of studying at Unisa? Now is the time to apply for the academic programme of your choice.

According to Unisa's Website, "Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification."