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Letters to the Ed

Learners at a Free State school

The Department of Basic Education has extended contracts for teaching assistants. This extension applies to teaching assistants based in the Free State. 

Firstly, anyone who understand the Seta Process must realise it is fundamentally flawed.
No business should be totally responsible for educating their workers, unless it is an apprenticeship - but this is usually done with intervention from State. The duty of education, should be state intervention, educators and the workers themselves.

It is about time that we as South Africans - and Africans as such - realise that we are part of the global economy, where skills are being transferred frequently from one country to the next.Africans must immediately stop the mentality that everyone not of your specific culture and language, is seen as an alien and a threat

I am afraid to burst anyone’s bubble, however the seta’s are already doing toooo little. To have a course accredited involves far too much red tape.

We do not need to start again. We need to start at the top and systematically set NATIONAL standards to skill those SETAs in whose hands all aspects of provider evaluation, learning provision, and learner assessments rest.

The question is, could they not have done better for themselves if they had
been advised regarding less-known options which might lead to more long-term
careers/jobs? Would this not be a way to uplift communities and broaden the
skills base in South Africa?

I believe that issues within the education system need to be sorted before even targeting the motivation behind children.

Labour laws are being portrayed as being one sided and all in favour of the employee.Balancing the rights and obligations of employers and employees.

Do not know if I should say "YES!" or "Oh no!"!!! We are an NPO organization in the process of accreditation with HWSETA. As everyone, who walked this road, will know, it is a long and painful process.

In my opinion, having had experience with the Services Seta,Ceta, Chieta and Merseta, as well as the Department of Labour, it is the person who is the visionary and who leads the team that makes the difference.

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