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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.

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.

Vuyile Ngqulunga has made significant strides to realise her ambition of becoming a “strong, independent black woman”.

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.

Do you have work experience but lack the qualification to back it up? Recognition of Prior Learning is an excellent way to get your expertise accredited.

There is a tragic irrationality in the fact that South Africa has a youth unemployment rate of more than 50%, but at the same time has a skills shortage in many areas of commerce. 

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.

Government is committed to a skills revolution that will ensure that South Africa has the human capital required in the digital economy, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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