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.

The proof of the pudding lies in the eating, they say. For the 10 million South Africans who are unemployed.

How do we prepare ourselves and future generations for jobs that don’t yet exist?

To close the skills gap, organizations and academic institutions must take proactive measures.

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country.

Yesterday, the Job Summit officially kicked-off in Gauteng. Convened by the National Economic Development Labour Council, its mission is to combat the country’s 27.2% unemployment rate by examining contributing factors.

 

 

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has called on all participants at the Jobs Summit to ensure that women are at the centre of all deliberations to unfold during the meeting.

High-impact interventions to drive job creation, job retention and economic growth will be the focus of the much anticipated Jobs Summit, which kicks off today.

The first African Business Incubator and Tech Camp took place last week in Johannesburg  in order to enhance the skills and knowledge required for future generations to adapt to 4th Industrial Revolution challenges. 

In just four days, all eyes will be on government as it launches the Jobs Summit to tackle the surging levels of unemployment in the country. 

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government departments have been putting together administrative and regulatory mechanisms to ensure the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative works.

A one-million Rand partnership between the Chemical Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) and Adcock Ingram is changing the lives of young graduates by seeking to bridge the gap between theory and the work environment.

You have an annual payroll of more than R500 000 and pay your 1% of your annual payroll towards the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for the sake of being compliant. 

The project seeks to equip and empower women by enhancing their ICT skills to innovate the ways in which they use social media and technology to advocate for their rights. This includes their right to safe transportation.

The newly launched Limpopo Youth Development Programme is set to change the lives of many young people in that province. 

Entrepreneurship can reduce joblessness in SA but we need to nurture these entrepreneurial mindsets in our youth

The future of South Africa’s youth relies heavily on young people’s readiness to enter the job market.

A high employment rate, quality education, less teenage pregnancy and a place where children’s rights are not violated -- these are some of the dreams young South Africans have for a better country.

Learners attending a Winter School Programme have been encouraged to keep the late Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu’s dream alive by being the legacy.

Unemployment among young South Africans stands at 65 percent, according to the 2018 Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY).

Despite June being Youth Month and sporting the theme: “Live the Legacy: Towards a socio-economically empowered youth," millions of South African youths have, little to celebrate.

In South Africa’s tough job market, experience is an essential item on any CV.

There will be plenty of opportunities for young people to produce content for television once the country finishes moving from analogue to digital broadcasting.

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on the youth to take up skills that will develop and serve the needs of the economy.

Black youth media company - Diprente - has won big at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2018 in France.

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