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.

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.

John Quincy Adams said that “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more…you are a leader.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on companies to go out of their way to employ young graduates as a way of growing the economy.

Once students enter university, they tend to be more experienced and confident about their career path and future employment prospects.

 

 

Empowering the youth through on-the-job learning and development is one way of moving South Africa’s young folk to the centre of the country’s economic ecosystem.

City’s pilot project upskills youths while creating a steady stream of employees for the call centre sector.

To be prepared for the future of work we need to change the way with think about the skills we require.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s YES programme a positive step in the right direction, and well help allow the very necessary transfer of trade skills, improving unemployment and economy.

South Africa’s skills shortages in critical sectors remain an obstacle to growth. Renewed efforts to find solutions and to place skills development at the centre of the country’s development agenda are welcomed. However, there are critical gaps which require immediate attention.

A group of 50 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists are to attend a special training in Tianjin, China, that gets underway later this week, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).

Interested organisations and members of the public have been called to submit written comments on the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (INESI) Bill, which seeks to address the shortage of e-skills in the country.

 

In the Eastern and Southern parts of Africa skills development initiatives are transforming the lives of unemployed youth.

Clover’s corporate sustainability initiative, Clover Mama Afrika, aims to empower women in communities across the nation with various vital skills such as cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, business management, and food gardening.

Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” initiative, the Volvo Group Southern Africa is introducing a Youth Employment Initiative.

Shortly after delivering the Budget Vote speech for the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation, Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma interacted with young innovators who are championing the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP).

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on more business leaders to make it their business to adequately skill young people at educational institutions and at the work place through internships.

Preparing for a learnership interview is much like any other working interview you might experience in your lifetime, with the only difference being the difficulty in questions.

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has launched the Lesedi Skills Development Academy in Atlantis in the Western Cape to give youth from the area a better chance in the job market.

Twelve women from the communities of Mtentu and Lusikisiki (OR Tambo and Alfred Nzo Districts), recently completed a training programme that has provided them with the skills needed to sew overalls for contractors and labourers working on the Mtentu Bridge construction project,

Donor Day 2018 saw some of SA’s most prominent financial services providers paying a visit to AIFMRM – and, of course, these are the organisations that made it possible for AIFMRM to go from a dream to a rapidly developing centre of excellence in a few short years.

The Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA's) have opened their funding window for mandatory and discretionary grants.

The skills development community has lost a champion with the sudden death of Gill Connellan on Easter Monday. Gill had a long and successful career in recruitment and training, and was one of the founders, and still the Chairperson of, the Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA).

Through its online portal the Bankseta is expanding access to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT).

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Youth Employment Service (YES), which aims to prepare young people for employment, forms part of a broader plan to impart technical skills that will underpin the industrialisation of the economy.

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