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With the uncertain nature of employment, many people are looking at entrepreneurship and starting a business looks like a viable option.
Every CEO, team leader, HR manager and L&D specialist, no matter the industry, wants to ensure the courses they develop to upskill and reskill their employees will not only keep them engaged and riveted, but also serve its objective of ensuring the right skills are learned and applied in their organisation.
South Africa is facing record-high unemployment rates and a critical skills shortage. While several countries are experiencing what they call "the Great Resignation," South Africa's skills shortage is making news for ranking as a key global risk. This means the skills shortage can have a significant negative impact on our economy and industries for the next decade.
The days when learning was thought to be a passive process of receiving new ideas and information are long gone. Today, effective learning is energic, active and actionable, and promotes the application of new ideas and information. This type of learning is referred to as “active learning”.
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Where businesses and other organisations are unable to get work done by robots they need to acquire the necessary skills by hiring staff. A key question then arises as to whether the money expended in order to acquire and retain these employee skills should be seen as an expense or as an investment.
Many individuals enrol in postgraduate degrees to improve their knowledge in a specific field in their quest for life long learning. However, an Eastern Cape university is being investigated for possible corruption related to their postgraduate degrees.
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Millions of individuals living in South Africa rely on the R350 grant every month to purchase essential goods. However, changes in the legislation under which the grant is provided left beneficiaries with no grant payments for two months.