Alan Hammond

Alan Hammond currently serves as CEO of Portal Publishing, a company he founded with his mother Sylvia Hammond in 2003.  Before that Alan was a skills development consultant for small businesses.  Before that he was the Managing Editor of iafrica.com - South Africa's first online consumer portal.

The Labour Minister and the CCMA were called in for urgent assistance when workers at the Pick n Pay distribution centre in Gauteng embarked on unprotected industrial action, demanding additional pay while working during the national lockdown.

President Ramaphosa has decided that the country must, "Urgently and dramatically escalate the response to the Covid-19 challenge".

"We have learnt that those countries who acted swiftly and dramtically were successful."

Government is taking urgent and drastic measures to deal with the Coronavirus threat including closing all public schools later this week. Click here for full details on Universities and Colleges

Action has been taken against the head teacher at Parktown Boys High School following the tragic death of Enock Mpianzi.

NSFAS management have denied weekend media reports that they have put the funding of 100 000 young people at jeopardy by losing the supporting documents for their bursary applications.

After all the hard work the waiting is nearly over for the Matric class of 2019. The results of the National Senior Certificate exams will be released soon.

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UNISA has changed their application process so there is still an opportunity to apply to study in 2020.

The NMW sets the minimum which a worker must be paid. According to the law, all workers must earn a minimum rate of R20 per hour. The Act applies to all sectors.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced this, much awaited, new national Cabinet.  

 

Gill Connellan

The skills development community has lost a champion with the sudden death of Gill Connellan on Easter Monday. Gill had a long and successful career in recruitment and training, and was one of the founders, and still the Chairperson of, the Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA).

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