Forecasting, Budgeting and the need for public accountability is essential to the improvement of service delivery for public sector entities. The Public service are urged to link their strategies with accurate systems of resource allocation and performance measurement. Along this line, budgeting, controlling expenditure and reducing cost represent essential activities to be performed and measured by government departments as they implement their key processes, activities and operations for effective service delivery.
This unit standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them.
This Unit Standard is intended for practitioners at the local governments that are involved in municipal policy decision-making and strategic planning. Practitioners who are required to advise on the legislative mandate of municipalities from a provincial and national government perspective will also benefit from this Unit Standard.
This programme has been developed for people who need to contribute to the smooth running of the office or are working in an administrative environment, including SMME`s (Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises), where the acquisition of competence against the standards of this skills programme will add value to the learner’s job, or chances of finding employment.
The Psychology of Meaningful Retirement short course will enable you to proactively plan for a meaningful retirement. Misconceptions and unrealistic ideas pertaining to the idea of retirement are addressed in this training session. The psychological principles and skills employed in this training session will not only enable you to mitigate the transition process from work to retirement, but will empower you to enjoy a well-balanced quality life after retirement.
The short course in Public Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers provides you with knowledge and skills in the basic concepts and principles of financial management in the public sector as general middle or senior manager. The course aims to provide you with a basic introduction to the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 1999 (as amended), together with insights to National Treasury regulations, the Medium-term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) process and effective strategic planning to effectively perform your duties that pertain to financial outcomes.
The Public Financial Management for Public Sector Managers short course aims to enhance your knowledge and skills in the managing the financial aspects of your department or component, in your role as a senior public servant, in support of higher order strategies and plans according that are in line with the existing regulatory framework, but also sets the tone for you become a knowledge leader, pioneer, evaluator, change manager and guide in the public sector, based on complete, accurate and real-time financial information and analyses.
The short course in Public Financial Management provides you with the requisite insights to the implementation and implications of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 1999 (as amended) on your role as middle or senior financial manager in the public sector.
The Municipal Public Accounts Committee Training Course short course is designed mainly for municipal public accounts committee members to understand the authority, monitoring and reporting functions and processes of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (S53 and 59 of the MSA), IDP, budget (SDBIP) ethics and governance for councillors. The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), the Municipal Structures Act and the Municipal Systems Acts and their regulations constitute the platform which entrenches municipal regulatory environment.
The Municipal Finance Management Programme is presented in support of all requirements of the National Treasury regulations (as stipulated in the Government Gazette) on the minimum competency levels for municipal officials, specifically targeting interns in the Local Government sector. A learning-programme approach has been adopted in the programme’s development and design in order to ensure that delegates are able to learn and apply acquired skills in relation to earning credits towards the full certificate qualification.
A first-of-its-kind short course in foreign investment law on the continent, the Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa course is aimed at assisting investors make the most of increasingly attractive opportunities in Africa. The course is structured to provide theoretical and practical insight to executives, business leaders and professionals who are considering investments in particular African jurisdictions.
The Economic Indicators: Monitoring the South African Economy course teaches you how to use the available data sources and appropriate techniques to measure the macro-economic performance of the South African economy. The central focus of the course is on extracting meaningful information from the different types of economic indicators available in the daily press and specialist data collection institutions. The course also deals with basic economic and statistical manipulation techniques with the aim of extracting information from raw data.
The short course in Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers provides you with a better understanding of financial management (as a component of the management structure) to help achieve your organisation’s objectives. During the course, you will gain knowledge of the basic financial procedures, calculations and activities of a business enterprise, covering aspects of financial statements, ratio analyses, break-even analyses, basic income tax, financing decisions, time–value of money, capital budgeting and working capital management.
The Econometric Analysis of Panel Data short course focuses on hands-on experience in the estimation, interpretation and evaluation of economic relationships within a panel data context. The course covers various models for analysis, including static-linear, fixed- effects, least-squares dummy variables, one-way and two-way error components, and the pooling of slope and intercept coefficients.
The Econometric Analysis of Cointegration short course addresses modelling techniques for time-series data when unit roots are present in the data. An overview of the technical characteristics of time-series data and the concept of stationarity will be shared, along with the econometric techniques of co-integration and error correction models are revised in single equations (residual-based co-integration), with an emphasis on their empirical application and the notion of multivariate co-integration is discussed and applied.
A basic introduction to the concepts of regression (ordinary least squares estimation) and statistical inference, violations of the classical linear regression model and the consequences of these violations, practical ways of detecting (diagnostic testing) and solving these problems are included in this course. The aim is to reconcile economic theory with practice, thereby empowering delegates with analytical skills and a hands-on approach to decision-making processes.
The Basic Course in Financial Investigation provides you with the insights to conduct basic financial investigations by enhancing your understanding of money banking systems, the nature of certain trading entities and basic financial investigative techniques.
The Fraud Risk Management short course provides you with a full awareness of fraud and corruption malpractice in support of developing fraud risk management strategies. As the extent of fraud and corruption is a major concern throughout the world, professionals at all levels of management in all organisations, industries as well as government departments must be vigilant. Internationally, steps have been taken to combat fraud and corruption on a broad front. This includes the establishment of international protocols and the necessary legal frameworks. This
The short course in Computable General Equilibrium Modelling provides you with insights to decades of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling research in a unique training intervention built around the University of Pretoria’s own CGE model. These types of models have become an indispensable tool for policy makers and analysts to measure the economy-wide effects of various proposed policy changes and/or exogenous shocks.
The short course in Economic Crime Schemes provides you with an introduction to particular crime schemes that are directed against organisations and often perpetrated by its employees, management or involvement of third parties.
This short course provides for an overview of requirements of GRAP Standards (and discussing of key differences between Modified Cash Standard to GRAP at high level), and the analysis of the Annual Financial Statements prepared on the GRAP standards.
The Strategic View on B-BBEE workshop focuses on broad-based black economic empowerment in a commercial context and facilitates strategic thinking and decision making in your organisation’s approach to implementing it successfully. The workshop is designed to assist you with a practical understanding of the different relevant pieces of legislation, including the B-BBEE Amendment Act, the Code of Good Practice, the Sectoral codes and related regulatory aspects.