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A few companies can be exempted from paying the Skills Development Levy, but even if they are they could still be missing out on a lot of free training opportunities.

Are you taking part in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour or the Comrades marathon? What about other popular events? Drop us a line to let us know and then if there are enough of you we can try to get some teams together.

Too many business owners don't know which Seta they are paying levies to, or end up paying levies to the incorrect Seta. Its something that every business should check up on as there are major benefits available.

Minister of Labour Membathisi Mdladlana advised unemployed workers at Richardsbay in KwaZulu-Natal to establish a Skills Development Forum as a mechanism to facilitate and channel existing social development funds towards skills development and job creation projects in the area.

The Department of Labour has noted with concern the recent proliferation of Private Employment Agencies (PEA's) that seek to take advantage of vulnerable jobseekers by illegally charging exorbitant fees in return for recruitment.

While the launch of the 'Esda' initiative has been delayed for legislative reasons, the Minister of Labour encourages all employers to keep signing up learners onto Learnerships.

For the first time a formal qualification for intelligence officers has been registered with SAQA.

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