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.

There is a high demand for skilled tradesmen and women in South Africa and many paths to choose from.

The South African Police Service has welcomed 5 000 police trainees into its ranks, which will increase its operational capacity.

What do you do when you don’t know something? Who do you ask if you need a “how-to” guide? You Google or watch a YouTube video, right? People have book knowledge, they learn through what they read or watch either at university or on the internet. But they simply don’t have the practical know-how. We call it the gap between knowing and doing. It is, in fact, a vital skills gap and the harsh reality of most companies’ managerial structures.

Although it is the norm today for people to change direction a few times during their career, many are terrified of starting from scratch in a new field. 

In 2007 South Africa was identified as one of the world’s upcoming Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destinations of choice. Now, 12 years’ on, does this still ring true?


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) plays a vital role in the economy of a country, enabling enterprising young people to develop solutions to problems within their communities and take up business opportunities. 

In modern life, information overload is a reality. We get bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. 

When discussing the future of accounting, the conversation usually veers to the digitization of the profession or the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play in transforming the practitioner’s duties. 

Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People inspired people across the world for over 25 years to focus on timeless principles. 

South Africa’s tough economic conditions, combined with limited space at public universities, is seeing thousands of students opt for distance learning annually.

South African businesses and startups are aware of the increasing importance of using data effectively, but the demand for data science skills exceeds supply.


Are you creative? Are you innovative? “I would probably answer that I am a creative person,” says Rachel Johnson, owner of Palomino Training Solutions.

South Africa’s new Cybercrimes Bill is currently under consideration by the National Council of Provinces, having been greatly simplified after its previous draft.

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Government has invested R500 million into the establishment of the National Artisan Development Academy that is aimed at addressing unemployment in the country.

The worst thing a woman can do is try to be a masculine leader. There are many natural attributes that enhance female leadership and make women excellent executives in their own right.

Do you find yourself on deadline every single day? It is tiring and stressful to know that the timeframe is not unreasonable, but interruptions at work make it impossible to concentrate and focus on getting the job done.

The term “Manager” holds a different description in every organisation. For some, it is the bare minimum of managing resources and expenditures. For others, being a Manager means taking on the role of simply being the “boss.”

Unisa is well known for its distance and online learning courses, but it is by no means the only institution that offers flexible study options in South Africa.

In Africa, less than 2% of students, under 18, finish school with vital Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills.



This qualification is designed to provide a learning pathway for learners who want to become company secretaries or governance professionals or who want to work in supportive roles in the corporate governance, compliance or risk management divisions of large organisations.

Every year, the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) holds its National Accounting Olympiad.

Employees aren't perfect but there are certain behaviours that can frustrate and demoralise the rest of the team.

You’re on your first date, you must make the initial impression the best one in order to lock in a second date, you employ all the skills you have at your fingertips, and voila! Success.

Do you want to be your own boss? Do you like working with your hands? If you think this profession would suit you find out how to become a plumber.


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