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.

Boeing selects two South African students to join its International Business Internship Program (IBIP) in Seattle. 



Graduates from the Saldanha community proudly pose with their basic computer literacy certificates that they received last week, 05 December 2018 at the West Coast Business Development Centre (WCBDC). 

The National Assembly has passed the iKamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) Bill.

Heineken South Africa is training 28 learners enrolled in its Packaging Learnership Programme. Through this SETA-accredited learnership, the students will attain an NQF Level 3 packaging qualification upon graduation from the year-long programme.  

Artisan Training Institute partners with SA’s equipment export council to strengthen local manufacturing and skills development.

Skills development is a priority element of the B-BBEE scorecard, says Deon Oberholzer, Director at ProudAfrique Human Capital, adding that’s it is one of the easiest priority elements to comply with, if you know how... 

For Africa to realise its full potential, the continent needs to invest in the skills, capabilities and well-being of its citizens.

In October, the Institute of People Management hosted a panel discussion at their annual convention covering the topic of Globalised Resourcing and Strategic Skills Growth through the  import, export and exchange of skills.

South Africa’s massive unemployment rate under its youth is currently estimated at around 52% and the percentage of youth absorbed into the formal economy is a mere 12.2%.

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for the establishment of an innovative educational program to help young designers from BRICS countries.

Too many young people in South Africa leave school or university with the idea of becoming high-paid CEOs so that they can drive the latest BMW and live in a mansion.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to officially launch a new, multibillion rand train manufacturing factory at Dunnottar Park in Nigel, Gauteng, today.

The proof of the pudding lies in the eating, they say. For the 10 million South Africans who are unemployed.

How do we prepare ourselves and future generations for jobs that don’t yet exist?

To close the skills gap, organizations and academic institutions must take proactive measures.

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country.

Yesterday, the Job Summit officially kicked-off in Gauteng. Convened by the National Economic Development Labour Council, its mission is to combat the country’s 27.2% unemployment rate by examining contributing factors.



Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has called on all participants at the Jobs Summit to ensure that women are at the centre of all deliberations to unfold during the meeting.

High-impact interventions to drive job creation, job retention and economic growth will be the focus of the much anticipated Jobs Summit, which kicks off today.

The first African Business Incubator and Tech Camp took place last week in Johannesburg  in order to enhance the skills and knowledge required for future generations to adapt to 4th Industrial Revolution challenges. 

In just four days, all eyes will be on government as it launches the Jobs Summit to tackle the surging levels of unemployment in the country. 

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government departments have been putting together administrative and regulatory mechanisms to ensure the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative works.

A one-million Rand partnership between the Chemical Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) and Adcock Ingram is changing the lives of young graduates by seeking to bridge the gap between theory and the work environment.

You have an annual payroll of more than R500 000 and pay your 1% of your annual payroll towards the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for the sake of being compliant. 


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