Find a training course or training program to further your education and skills development in South Africa. The Skills Portal hosts dozens of accredited training institutions offering over 14000 training courses in over 40 different subject areas.

Balancing your studies with work and your personal commitments is something distance learning students know all too well. It is no easy task, and it takes a lot of commitment and self-discipline.

Government will spend over R50 billion to fund national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements, according to the National Budget 2017 announced on Wednesday by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Line managers need to work with their human resource departments and not against them if businesses are to thrive says HR specialist, Lizanne de Jong.

In keeping with Samsung’s goal to enrich and transform lives through digital technology, the electronics giant today reiterated its commitment to advancing access to technology in education across Africa.

Project communication is the most visible of all project deliverables. Philip Yazbeck, senior consultant, at management consulting firm Bizmod says that if the stakeholder perception is that project communication was ineffective, all the hard work that went on behind the scenes can quickly be overlooked.

In 2014, South Africa had the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24, behind Spain and Greece. – World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk 2014 report.

A few years ago, I wrote an article for a national aviation safety magazine in which I analysed the behaviour of a pilot whose reckless actions caused the deaths of many passengers in the USA.

We’ve seen it again and again. The HR departments that get the best results from their skills training always do nearly all of the following.

Rapid innovation and disruption are leaving stagnant bricks and mortar companies in their wake. To succeed in the new economy, companies are now forced to rapidly build and nurture their greatest assets – their staff and, in particular, their senior and upper management.

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) engineering degree, through the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), is a 100% online (but a live online) alternative to brick-and-mortar training institutions.

For many years, direct selling has had a bad rap. Perceptions haven’t shifted much from an image of a man in a hat on a doorstep with a pile of encyclopaedias or the intrusive knock as you sit down for dinner.

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced that all construction projects for new coal power plants will be cancelled, effective immediately.

According to Oxbridge Academy (a private distance learning college), there are always options for people who choose not to give up.

As a new year progresses, companies the world over are exploring better ways to develop and engage their staff, inculcate purposeful leadership and implement calculated management strategies.

Technological innovations have spurred the evolution of the modern business environment by changing workplace strategies and processes, in order to take advantage of available tools and opportunities.

“Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your inner voice”. These are the wise words of Steve Jobs, one of the greatest entrepreneurs that ever lived. He highlighted that there is one important voice that we need to pay attention to, our inner voice; this is the true “voice of leadership”

Thirty years ago, a typical worker expected to find a job and stay in that company until retirement. Training happened on the job and was entirely at the discretion of the employer. Few economically disadvantaged workers were able to independently afford further training or higher education.

As thousands of South Africans prepare to enrol in distance learning programmes this year, recognising the value of being able to ‘earn while you learn’, an education expert has urged them to ensure they do careful research to find the right institution and right course for their individual needs before parting with their money.

“Generation Pairing” is not only a buzz-phrase but also a 2017 business trend worth considering.

computer skills matter

Computers are everywhere and being able to use them effectively is incredibly important. You might want to consider taking a computer course to fill in any gaps in your knowledge.

why communication skills matter

Communication skills are a vital part of applying for a job and running a business. Let's take a look at why communication skills matter.

short courses

One of the options out there for people wanting to further their education is short courses. Let's take a look at why a short course might be right for you.

Miscommunication is a common problem in many areas of our lives and is often amplified in the work environment. Corlia Boshoff, Visual Communicator at management consulting firm Bizmod says that an instruction or message can often be completely misconstrued, or misunderstood to the point where the implementation can go seriously wrong.

Recent research revealed that half of US employees who quit their jobs, leave because of a bad boss.


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