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.

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.

The Clover Mama Afrika corporate social investment (CSI) project, which supports and upskills female community leaders nationwide, is the worthy winner of the 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award.

More employers are placing emphasis on the importance of workplace learning – a powerful tool that empowers the workforce, improves the bottom-line and bodes well for the country’s economy.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has vowed to continue prioritising youth development and contribute towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions to address youth challenges.

The digital transformation continues to change the way we work – and one of the most commonly known ways is through automation.

South African youth are unaware of the job opportunities available in the creative and cultural industries (CCIs).

As the class of 2017 prepares to enter the workforce after 12-years of schooling, more emphasis should be placed on on-the-job training as a valuable, alternative post-matric study option.

The Tshepo 1 Million programme has ushered in a season of hope for the youth of Gauteng, with over 473 000 young people having benefitted to date.

Cabinet has approved the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework.

Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi has reassured community development workers (CDWs) that government is committed to skilling them in order to effectively serve the people.

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With South Africa’s unemployment rate at an all-time high, Learnerships are necessary to help build a competent workforce as well as the key to boosting an organisation’s B-BBEE levels in the process.

The skills deficit in South Africa needs to be addressed to boost employment and tackle income inequality says CIMA.

The purpose of skills development is to facilitate access to, mobility and progression within career paths through high quality education and training.

The African Leadership University ALU and GE Africa announced today the launch of the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says young people need to be given an enabling environment in order to access employment opportunities.

Why Skills Development Matters

South Africa contributes a large portion of its national budget towards education and skills development. Let's take a look at why that is and why training is so important.

Absa has collaborated with Lulaway to train 4 000 youth on the Absa ‘ReadytoWork’ programme and place 2 000 of these young people in employment.


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