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.
There has been much debate surrounding the 4th industrial revolution and its impact on the workplace.
South Africa needs a dynamic education and training system that allows efficient movement of learners and workers.
SAB has opened an R80 million agricultural Research and Development facility in Caledon in the Western Cape, which will pilot new farming techniques, technology and crop varieties to accelerate agricultural development in South Africa
We are finding that there is still too little clarity around the subject of vocational learnerships. Learnerships are indeed a win-win for all parties involved.
Since entering the African market at the end of 2016, AB InBev Africa has supported more than 200 local entrepreneurs in South Africa and over 500 local suppliers into its business using its entrepreneurship programmes.
Automation and AI will massively impact the shape of the modern workplace, and companies should see this as an opportunity to reskill employees for the digital age. The potential this has in the South African job market is significant.
In a move to help address artisan skills shortages in the wider petrochemical industry as well as high unemployment levels in the South Durban community, Engen has backed a two-year learnership programme that will provide full funding for 20 learners.
South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world (at 55.9%). SA’s working population (labour absorption rate) is also unfortunately on the decline.
The newly launched Pace Commerce and Entrepreneurship School of Specialisation in Jabulani, Soweto, is set to address skills shortages and create a skilled labour force.
From addressing climate change to adjusting interest rates, just about every job, in every industry, is dependent on technology – and those who understand it. For this, mathematical proficiency is a crucial prerequisite.
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A role model is someone who doesn't necessarily tell you what to do but rather shows you how to act, react, live, work and improve through their good example. When you are in a managerial position, you are automatically seen as a leader within your organisation.
Graduation is a celebration of a student’s hard work, perseverance and commitment to obtaining an academic qualification. However, students at South Africa’s largest distance learning institution have encountered unforeseen circumstances that prevented them from enjoying their special day.
Minister Higher Education Blade Nzimande recently revealed that of every one hundred children who begin Grade 1, only twelve will enrol at a university and half will complete a qualification. Not all of those who graduate will secure employment.
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