Key skills include digital literacy, problem solving, adaptability, critical thinking and being able to communicate effectively. While many of these essential skills which are touted for the future of work can be studied for, some are learned – and sometimes the long and arduous way.
Though the terms are close cousins, there are significant differences between upskilling and reskilling in the corporate world, and it's crucial to set them apart when developing your online training and e-learning programmes as they have unique objectives.
Evolving technology and the impacts of Covid-19 have resulted in workplaces that are changing faster than ever. To keep pace with the rapid advances in the workplace and avoid skills shortages, almost half of employees will need to be reskilled with critical skills by 2025.
Engen, in partnership with Leap Africa, is upskilling its Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) teachers to prepare them for our rapidly evolving digital world.
Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande will soon release a document to start a public debate on the future of the Setas. While the structure of the Seta system might change, he was clear when speaking to the media that he does not believe the answer is to ditch the Setas.
The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is launching a new
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice to overcome the lack of qualified and
skilled middle managers which is aggravating Africa?s already turbulent economy
Much debate has surrounded the effects on businesses with the
implementation of the revised B-BBEE codes. Companies have been given one
year to realign their B-BBEE strategies, before they are assessed on the
In 2012, South Africa had more than 829 000 skilled-employee vacancies in
the private sector. The driving force behind this statistic is that employers are
increasingly looking to hire employees who already possess the relevant
The national plan for higher education in South Africa is to increase
participation to 20%, hinting to the fact that at least 80% of the youth
the ages of 18 and 24 years old do not have access to tertiary education at
If there is a single truism about skills development in South Africa, it is that
government (through the Department of Higher Education and Training) and
the business sector have wildly divergent views on how it should be
conducted, writes Jim Freeman.
To maintain their levels of BEE compliance, executives need to sit down at the
boardroom table and thrash out what their priorities are for the present, mid-
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