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.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his maiden State of the Nation Address, urged “professional bodies and regulatory authorities to take action against members who are found to have acted improperly and unethically.”

If you are in the training and development space, you will have heard the terms priority, scarce and critical skills.

Every successful employer knows this. One of the keys to running a successful and profitable business is having the right people, with the right skills in the right jobs.

The 1% skills development levy is a key funding mechanism originally intended to fund learnerships and recognised occupational qualifications for South African business.

Ninety-three technical graduates have been deployed to provide much needed support to some of the country’s most distressed municipalities.

Government is looking at developing the biggest tech hub in Africa, a coding and programming academy as well as co-working and co-creation spaces for the youth and start-ups in particular.

Over the next few days South African artisans will compete to earn their spot on the global stage at the upcoming WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia.

Social entrepreneurship skills are the gateway to preparing South Africa’s future leaders in eradicating domestic and international problems

THE PHAMBILI TRAINING PROGRAMME IS A VITAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENTLY REGISTERED OR SUSPENDED TAX PRACTITIONERS WHO NEED TO UPSKILL THEIR NQF LEVEL AS PER SARS REQUIREMENTS.

INTELA 3 OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE: TAX TECHNICIAN NQF 6

THE INTELA 3 TRAINING PROGRAMME IS AN EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WORKING IN A FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND SEEKING TO BECOME TAX PRACTITIONERS.

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area is projected to make Africa the largest free trade zone in the world

UiPath has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking.

Social entrepreneurship skills are the gateway to preparing South Africa’s future leaders in eradicating domestic and international problems

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government is to unveil a Youth Fund that aims to assist deserving young people to kick-start their business ventures.

Only three percent of the population really understands the enormity of the technological revolution and its impact on the world of work.

According to the World Economic Forum the Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving business model transformation in all industries. This will in turn affect the way we work.

In their renowned annual report, Career Junction highlighted some major skill sets that are most likely to be in the highest demand for 2018. With the year well matured now, there are no surprises regarding these skillsets having become even MORE in demand as time marched on. 

To help grow South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation 

Developing a colleague who is appointed as an intern is serious business. This is certainly not an errand-girl or errand-boy to be treated with disdain and humiliated. 

Boeing selects two South African students to join its International Business Internship Program (IBIP) in Seattle. 

 

 

Graduates from the Saldanha community proudly pose with their basic computer literacy certificates that they received last week, 05 December 2018 at the West Coast Business Development Centre (WCBDC). 

The National Assembly has passed the iKamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) Bill.

Heineken South Africa is training 28 learners enrolled in its Packaging Learnership Programme. Through this SETA-accredited learnership, the students will attain an NQF Level 3 packaging qualification upon graduation from the year-long programme.  

Artisan Training Institute partners with SA’s equipment export council to strengthen local manufacturing and skills development.

Skills development is a priority element of the B-BBEE scorecard, says Deon Oberholzer, Director at ProudAfrique Human Capital, adding that’s it is one of the easiest priority elements to comply with, if you know how... 

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