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Skills Development

Skills Development in South Africa is governed under the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, which has subsequently been amended a number of times. The national government's Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for managing and developing all higher education and skills development training. The current Minister is Dr Blade Nzimande.

Globally, businesses are trying to recover from the havoc brought on by this pandemic. It is an ongoing process in which Human Resources features as a key department. The HR department has the power to restore a company to become a growing business once again, through transforming and rebuilding their employees.

The uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 requires organisations to recognise leadership and employee sentiments and explore new ways of working for business continuity. This perspective piece provides change management insights and best practices to assist organisations in minimising the COVID-19 impact on people, operations, and businesses. With the second wave hitting South Africa as soon as it did, every employee, employer and organisation needs to brace and prepare themselves for a permanent change in industry.

Academy Training Group (Pty) Ltd was established in 1997 and serves as a private training institution. We have over 24 years of reputable experience in the Education and Training industry! Academy Training Group is registered with Department of Higher Education (DHET) with registration nr 2010/FE07/045. Our objective is to provide practical training and knowledge for a professional level of competency. Full-time lecturers at Academy Training Group are well qualified and hold relevant qualifications. Part-time lecturers assist Academy Training Group as required.

The sudden pandemic pushed business operations, and the ability to continuously develop their human capital’s skills, into the 4th Industrial Revolution much earlier than was anticipated.

Recently, Minister Blade Nzimande released the list of Occupations in High Demand. What is this list used for and who does it help?

Dr Blade Nzimande

Minister Blade Nzimande has announced what he called a 'huge decline' in skills development levies which are used to fund the Sector Education and Training Authorities.

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