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In the third part of her article on the importance for businesses to
focus on skills development and the role of the Unions in the process, Sandra Inman, Assistant Managing Director of CBM Training delves into the challenges facing businesses looking for training companies, pitfalls to look out for, and Future trends...

In the second instalment of a three-part investigation into the importance of skills training, CBM Training's Sandra Inman looks at why training has become increasingly important in South Africa over the past few years, as well as areas of demand and current local trends...

The Business Women's Academy, the first of its kind in the country concentrating on women in business, was launched by USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, in association with HERS-SA. HERS-SA is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women.

Cabinet has approved the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) relating to Pandemic Influenza and appointed the National IHR Focal Point to help manage and prevent the spread of such diseases.

In another first for Africa, the UCT Graduate School of Business has been admitted to the International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON), a prestigious network of the top business schools around the world.

Shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders in smaller companies in South Africa may be exposed to greater levels of risk if the government goes ahead with plans to introduce an audit exemption threshold, warns ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

An AIDS-free generation can be a reality, says United Nations Children?s Fund (UNICEF) acting Chief of HIV and AIDS Doreen Mulenga. "We know what works - so let?s use this knowledge,' she told HIV and AIDS Implementers? Meeting attended by more than 1 500 participants worldwide in Kigali, Rwanda.

The just ended 96th session of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has adopted new standards designed to improve the conditions of over 30 million people working in the fisheries sector worldwide. The new standards, contained in a convention, to be known as "The Work in Fishing Convention, 2007", will come into effect when it is ratified by 10 of the ILO?s 180 member states.

Damelin, a private tertiary education institution, has purchased 350 seats of Autodesk 3ds Max 3D modelling and animation software through Autodesk?s Premier Solutions Provider Touchvision. This rendering and modeling software lets game developers, design visualisation professionals, and visual effects artists tackle challenging animation projects.

Professor Frank Horwitz, Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business, has been elected as the South African representative to the five member governing body of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).

The Department of Labour has called on taxi operators to ensure they make monthly contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) of no less than R28. As per the government and taxi industry agreement, the current minimum wage in terms of the Taxi Sectoral Determination is R1 431 per month for a taxi operator.

. High Powered PA?s have among the world?s most desirable jobs. Who wouldn?t like to be the closest business confidante to Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates or Madonna? Astro Tech's Wayne Ford explains that the modern PA is really an assistant manager.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a landmark course to guide businesses on the use of cutting-edge Internet and mobile marketing techniques. Course director Dave Duarte says the goal of the course is to bust the intimidating jargon around this technology, and to give companies clear insight on what is available to them and how to make the most of digital marketing opportunities.

Integr8 IT, South Africa?s largest privately owned national BEE-Information Technology network integration and infrastructure management specialist, has been commended for its display of innovation in the running of an early adoption program based on the latest Microsoft technologies.

A greater awareness of the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Africa?s development seems to be developing amongst the continent?s people and organisations. This is reflected in the number and quality of nominations from many African countries to participate in the 2007 African ICT Achievers Awards.

Two Foster-Melliar graduates have achieved double distinctions in the Managers Certificate in IT Service Management exams. Both Leon Du Preez and Christo Brits achieved the distinctions in the Service Support and Service Delivery modules of the course.

The Global Fund has welcomed the recommitment of G8 nations to assist in funding universal access to HIV and AIDS treatment. The G8, who met last week in the German resort town Heiligendamm, pledged US$60 billion to uphold an earlier pledge to boost its development aid.

A well-run function will promote the image of company in the eyes of your clients. But a badly-run function could do significant damage. In "How to ensure foreign tourists do not get eaten and the keynote speaker does not go to jail ...and other essentials to organising effective functions," BizTech have some important tips to help you succeed.

How do companies ensure that relevant education and training is correctly and efficiently implemented and led by appropriately qualified staff, resources and management, without a myriad of frightening legislative instructions preventing progress? The NQF Support Link has been developed to meet this challenge.

A public-private partnership with government aims to encourage long-term savings for education, as well as access to Further Education Training (FET) colleges and universities. The scheme will see the state match the regular monthly savings that parents invest for their children?s education at university or FET college.

In less than two weeks, consumers who want to know their credit status will be able to obtain one free from a credit bureau, as one of the implications of the National Credit Act. The credit bureaux will also have to remove information about certain small debts and paid-up judgments by 1 June - all because of the new National Credit Act.

Three German transport experts will visit the Eastern Cape to share ideas and possible scenarios towards coordinated planning of a proposed Provincial Transport Demand Management Plan for 2010.

Integr8 FAX, a member of the Integr8 Group housing Integr8 IT, South Africa?s largest privately BEE owned national Information Technology network integration and infrastructure management specialist, is helping to improve the efficiency of ICT infrastructure within the business, government and education sectors.


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