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.

Correctional Services has welcomed 905 youths enlisted in for the department’s 2019 Learnership Programme.

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says government has a long-term vision to partly address the cybersecurity skills shortage in the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his maiden State of the Nation Address, urged “professional bodies and regulatory authorities to take action against members who are found to have acted improperly and unethically.”

If you are in the training and development space, you will have heard the terms priority, scarce and critical skills.

Every successful employer knows this. One of the keys to running a successful and profitable business is having the right people, with the right skills in the right jobs.

The 1% skills development levy is a key funding mechanism originally intended to fund learnerships and recognised occupational qualifications for South African business.

Ninety-three technical graduates have been deployed to provide much needed support to some of the country’s most distressed municipalities.

Government is looking at developing the biggest tech hub in Africa, a coding and programming academy as well as co-working and co-creation spaces for the youth and start-ups in particular.

Over the next few days South African artisans will compete to earn their spot on the global stage at the upcoming WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia.

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



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