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.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre will again commemorate Youth Day with a special Youth Day programme. It is the third year running that the centre will be hosting youth from Cape Town.

By the time you’re 40 you’ve learned a few things about life, about goals and reaching them, about responsibilities and taking them. You still have your dreams, but you’re no longer naïve.

Through sacrifice, hard work, education and entrepreneurship, the youth will be able to move South Africa forward, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Companies that are obliged by law to contribute to the country’s Skills Development Fund (SDF) through paying the mandatory Skills Development Levy will find a number of important benefits if they include learnerships in their annual Workplace Skills Plan (WSP).

Imsimbi Training will commence its next intake for the two-month job readiness programme to help young people become eligible for job roles.

One of six children born to poor but loving parents in the town of Mokopane in rural Limpopo, John Rammutla knows what it’s like to grow up in difficult circumstances – but has never allowed this to hold him back.

The amendments to the Skills Development Act have had far reaching consequences for training institutions, employees that seek to develop their skills, and the companies that employ them.

About 100 youth from the Msawawa informal settlement in Kya Sands are to benefit from computer, catering, sewing, beading and art skills development classes.

Skills or the lack thereof is an important issue in South Africa especially in the current economy.

The Beaufort West Youth Hub, a mix of facilities providing holistic development of young people, is a place where youths can empower themselves, says President Jacob Zuma.

RPL is a process of identifying your knowledge and skills against a qualification or part thereof. The process involves the identification, mediation, assessment an acknowledgement and skills obtained through informal, non-formal and /or formal learning.

Standing on the bridge of a vessel more than ten years ago, Vivian Lackay dreamed of becoming a Skipper. The member of Sea Harvest’s sea-going crew, who grew up in Robertson in the Western Cape, joined the company in 2004.

A call for transformation in the live events technical and production sector in South Africa.

Does your business want to support the implementation of learnerships in the country? Find out how you can contribute towards up-skilling the local labour market.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has shortened their Basic Training Learning Programme (BTLP) from 24 months to an intensive eight months.

The Wholesale and Retail SETA is closing the skills gap of middle management in the sector.

More than 100 informal traders have been empowered with skills to run their businesses efficiently and manage their finances.

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Imsimbi Training will commence its next intake for the two-month free job readiness programme to help young people become eligible for job roles.

The private sector has joined with a government partner with the aim of educating 250 learners.

UAV Industries (UAVI), the Western Cape’s only drone pilot training centre, has released its first batch of 14 graduates.

News is often dominated by depressing information about job losses and rising unemployment in South Africa.

A special skills solar water heater installation training programme has produced hundreds of new solar installers.

Lack of skills and employment opportunities is a major challenge facing South African youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is currently in a consultation process on the changes that Minister Nzimande has proposed to the existing SETA landscape and for the next NSDS (iv).


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