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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.

"Occupational training should begin in Grade 10 and continue through to Matric," says Services Seta CEO Ivor Blumenthal. His Seta has developed a programme which will help young people get workplace experience while still at school, and fast track their careers once they get into the job market.

Passion, determination and self-belief are key to starting and running your own business - this is the consensus of a group of South African women entrepreneurs who are featured in a new book, released this February.

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government will launch the Maputo Development Corridor, one of the province?s "Big Five' flagship projects, which aims to unleash economic development while growing the regional economy.

Increasing the number of skilled South Africans requires skilled education
and training practitioners to deliver the training and conduct assessments.
But do we have enough trained trainers? IPD's Mark Orpen tells us that his
company is working with the ETDP Seta to conduct an industry-wide gap
analysis.

It is sometimes referred to as a soft skill, but it certainly proves very hard for most companies to get it right! Good customer service starts with recognising customer needs, before meeting or surpassing them. As an expert in the area, Des Squire has some useful guidelines to help us get this right.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) launched a technically advanced water cannon truck which aims to effectively manage unruly crowds and promote stability during the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Claremont Public Transport Interchange which was officially opened and is expected to handle an average of 29 000 commuters per day.

The R38 million interchange, the sixth largest in the Cape Town Metropolitan areas, consists of a bus terminus, taxi rank and taxi holding area as well as a train station on the other side of the Claremont Boulevard.

FIFA and the 2010 Organising Committee (OC) last week concluded a 10 day inspection tour of all ten FIFA World Cup stadiums with warm praise for the general construction status.

"Overall we are happy with what we have seen in the facilities. Very encouraging progress has been made in particular at the six new stadiums since the last visits. They will be amazing football jewels in 2010.

Five provincial schools took part in soccer tournaments at the weekend under the auspices of the "My 2010 School Adventure' campaign, which is an initiative of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC).
The schools soccer finals took place in Gauteng, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and Northern Cape.

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