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.

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on more business leaders to make it their business to adequately skill young people at educational institutions and at the work place through internships.

Preparing for a learnership interview is much like any other working interview you might experience in your lifetime, with the only difference being the difficulty in questions.

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has launched the Lesedi Skills Development Academy in Atlantis in the Western Cape to give youth from the area a better chance in the job market.

Twelve women from the communities of Mtentu and Lusikisiki (OR Tambo and Alfred Nzo Districts), recently completed a training programme that has provided them with the skills needed to sew overalls for contractors and labourers working on the Mtentu Bridge construction project,

Donor Day 2018 saw some of SA’s most prominent financial services providers paying a visit to AIFMRM – and, of course, these are the organisations that made it possible for AIFMRM to go from a dream to a rapidly developing centre of excellence in a few short years.

The Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA's) have opened their funding window for mandatory and discretionary grants.

The skills development community has lost a champion with the sudden death of Gill Connellan on Easter Monday. Gill had a long and successful career in recruitment and training, and was one of the founders, and still the Chairperson of, the Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA).

Through its online portal the Bankseta is expanding access to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT).

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Youth Employment Service (YES), which aims to prepare young people for employment, forms part of a broader plan to impart technical skills that will underpin the industrialisation of the economy.

Today, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) launched a digital Certificate of Evaluation as a pilot to benefit holders of qualifications obtained in other countries.

 

 

The CEO of the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA), Oupa Mopaki, has been placed under 'precautionary suspension' since 1 March 2018.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an initiative to help young people find jobs and empower them to run their own businesses.

Many government departments and private companies are currently advertising their internship programmes to afford graduates the opportunity

Do you have the right skills to represent South Africa on a global platform? Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain international exposure, expand your network and grow your career.

Public universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges have until 9 march 2018 to source student funding from the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA).

In an effort to bridge the skills gap in the country, outgoing Free State Premier Ace Magashule says the key lies in taking advantage of international solidarity and exchange programmes.

More than 3000 new police trainees are to be absorbed into the ranks of the South African Police Service.

Learnerships are becoming a popular way to develop skills and gain real work experience in the labour market.

I studied the Draft Revised HRD Strategy Towards 2030, but unfortunately will not be providing more detailed comments other than these notes.

The Department of Labour will host a two-day SADC workshop on youth unemployment in the region. 

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says South Africa may want to consider a specialist course in addiction for social work graduates, in a bid to fight against alcohol and substance abuse.

Are you trying to assess the impact of training? The Four Levels of Evaluation model created by Donald Kirkpatrick aims to measure any training intervention.

The Higher Education Act of 1997 assigns responsibility for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa to the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

What is an assessment rubric? This is a grading system used to assess a students performance and progress. It is usually presented in the form of a grid and aims to simplify the assessment process. 

 

The Minister of Higher Education and Training Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize is expected to promulgate new policy to re-establish the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) after consulting with the National Skills Authority.

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