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.

UiPath has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking.

Social entrepreneurship skills are the gateway to preparing South Africa’s future leaders in eradicating domestic and international problems

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government is to unveil a Youth Fund that aims to assist deserving young people to kick-start their business ventures.

Only three percent of the population really understands the enormity of the technological revolution and its impact on the world of work.

According to the World Economic Forum the Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving business model transformation in all industries. This will in turn affect the way we work.

In their renowned annual report, Career Junction highlighted some major skill sets that are most likely to be in the highest demand for 2018. With the year well matured now, there are no surprises regarding these skillsets having become even MORE in demand as time marched on. 

To help grow South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation 

Developing a colleague who is appointed as an intern is serious business. This is certainly not an errand-girl or errand-boy to be treated with disdain and humiliated. 

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.




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