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.

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.

A multilateral partnership between the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authorit.

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.

Today, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) launched a digital Certificate of Evaluation as a pilot to benefit holders of qualifications obtained in other countries.



The CEO of the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA), Oupa Mopaki, has been placed under 'precautionary suspension' since 1 March 2018.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an initiative to help young people find jobs and empower them to run their own businesses.

Many government departments and private companies are currently advertising their internship programmes to afford graduates the opportunity

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Public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges have until 9 march 2018 to source student funding from the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA).

In an effort to bridge the skills gap in the country, outgoing Free State Premier Ace Magashule says the key lies in taking advantage of international solidarity and exchange programmes.

EWSETA invited Claire Pengelly the Water Programme Manager of GreenCape1 to give an overview of the Western Cape’s current drought situation and how it relates to skills development. 

More than 3000 new police trainees are to be absorbed into the ranks of the South African Police Service.

Does your company fall into the wholesale and retail sector? Why not help a young graduate gain workplace experience in 2018.

Learnerships are becoming a popular way to develop skills and gain real work experience in the labour market.

I studied the Draft Revised HRD Strategy Towards 2030, but unfortunately will not be providing more detailed comments other than these notes.

Bankseta in partnership with Stellenbosch University has continued its support towards the Project Zero initiative which aims to fund top achieving students.

The Department of Labour will host a two-day SADC workshop on youth unemployment in the region. 

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says South Africa may want to consider a specialist course in addiction for social work graduates, in a bid to fight against alcohol and substance abuse.

Are you trying to assess the impact of training? The Four Levels of Evaluation model created by Donald Kirkpatrick aims to measure any training intervention.

Are you training your employees in the health or social development sectors?

The Higher Education Act of 1997 assigns responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

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