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.

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.



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