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.
The value of learnerships is that they assist in creating jobs. As the SETA programmes have developed over the years, more hidden benefits in the triangular relationship between the employer, the project manager and the learner, have become apparent.
Amazon’s <a href="https://www.aboutamazon.com/working-at-amazon/upskilling-2025/upskilling...">announcement</a> that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees
The School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) in the Western Cape has taken the initiative to contribute to addressing South Africa’s youth unemployment challenge by providing courses that assist youth to enter the job market.
How did you learn to ride a bicycle? From a text book?...... Definitely not. This skill is learnt by practicing, usually with the help of someone experienced, then falling off, making mistakes until that wonderful moment when you cycle unaided and know you are on your way to mastering this skill.
Africa’s leading data science academy Explore Data Science Academy(EDSA) has ramped up its number of sponsored learnerships to 500 in 2020.
Apprenticeships first emerged in the later Middle Ages as a way to teach people the skills needed for a career.
The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in the eyes of employers.
Through its Thuso Fund, the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme is funding the essential upgrade of the hardware and software for the Learn to Earn Graphic Design Training course.
Having declared youth unemployment as a crisis, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday appealed to young people to not give up hope for a brighter future with government’s assistance.
With South Africa’s unemployment rate hovering around 27% (among the highest in the world), job creation and skills development have arguably become critical to SA’s economic and social stability.
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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has revealed that when the lockdowns began in March 2020, they were inundated with requests for benefits, which also created an increased demand for improved service delivery. In addition to this, data from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) showed that more than 600 000 formal sector jobs were lost during this lockdown period.
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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