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.

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country.

Yesterday, the Job Summit officially kicked-off in Gauteng. Convened by the National Economic Development Labour Council, its mission is to combat the country’s 27.2% unemployment rate by examining contributing factors.

 

 

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has called on all participants at the Jobs Summit to ensure that women are at the centre of all deliberations to unfold during the meeting.

High-impact interventions to drive job creation, job retention and economic growth will be the focus of the much anticipated Jobs Summit, which kicks off today.

The first African Business Incubator and Tech Camp took place last week in Johannesburg  in order to enhance the skills and knowledge required for future generations to adapt to 4th Industrial Revolution challenges. 

In just four days, all eyes will be on government as it launches the Jobs Summit to tackle the surging levels of unemployment in the country. 

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government departments have been putting together administrative and regulatory mechanisms to ensure the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative works.

A one-million Rand partnership between the Chemical Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) and Adcock Ingram is changing the lives of young graduates by seeking to bridge the gap between theory and the work environment.

You have an annual payroll of more than R500 000 and pay your 1% of your annual payroll towards the Skills Development Levy (SDL) for the sake of being compliant. 

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