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.

Learnerships are structured programmes combining theory with practical skills within a working environment. 

“This is an opportunity that I’m hoping will take me far,” says Lebogang Sothoane.

About 160 000 unemployed youth in KwaZulu-Natal are set to benefit from an investment of R7.9 billion in new training programmes.

There has been much debate surrounding the 4th industrial revolution and its impact on the workplace.

South Africa cannot deliver effectively in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) if there’s no digital inclusion, says Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

Learnerships combine learning programmes with on the job learning and training. On the job training is supported by structured or institutional learning. 

South African skills development is expected to benefit from a cash injection by the German backed enterprise known as the Skills Initiative for Africa (SIFA).

Correctional Services has welcomed 905 youths enlisted in for the department’s 2019 Learnership Programme.

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says government has a long-term vision to partly address the cybersecurity skills shortage in the country.

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.

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