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Lynel Farrell added 2 discussions to the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO
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Marilize Marais replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should the standard retirement age be lowered and related to occupations? in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"Hi Sylvia I agree with Ian. Also it would be against the current international trend of increasing retirement age. I know developed vs developing would always be a point to argue. Then there is terminal retrenchment disease within our businesses…"
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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should the standard retirement age be lowered and related to occupations? in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"Hi Sylvia, A difficult (and touchy) subject. It would make sense to differentiate but it is equally true that many people are living much longer than before.  I don' think that many people, except the very young and the very wealthy ask…"
4 hours ago
NSUNUNGULI MBONGOLWANE replied to Nonceba Tabita Mdaka's discussion HWSETA ASSESSOR AND MODERATOR
"Hi Vijay, kindly send me your HWSETA constituent report. I wish to engage an assessor and moderator on an SLA basis"
4 hours ago
NSUNUNGULI MBONGOLWANE replied to Nonceba Tabita Mdaka's discussion HWSETA ASSESSOR AND MODERATOR
"Hi Nonceba, kindly send me your HWSETA constituent report. I wish to engage an assessor and moderator on an SLA basis"
4 hours ago
sylvia hammond added a discussion to the group Basic and Higher Education
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No names of Grade 12 learners to be published and SA Sign language gazetted

Following the final Council of Education Ministers (CEM) meeting, Department of Basic Education (DoBE) spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga announced that the names of Grade 12 learners who pass matric will not be published, only the learners’ ID and exam…See More
6 hours ago
Sithembele Mandile replied to Victoria Siphiwe Mamvura-Gava's discussion SAQA QUALIFICATION ID 50080 in the group Training Service Providers
"Good day Victoria. Our Company, HDPSA has full accreditation by Services SETA for SAQA qualification ID 50080. We are based in Quigney, East London. We are available to offer the qualification to you as per your specifications. Regards Sithembele…"
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Chantal Bailie posted a discussion

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF "DESIGN THINKING"?

How often do we actually think about how we think and the processes behind our thought patterns? Very interesting and definitely something to think about...Follow this link to view the slide show:…See More
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sylvia hammond added a discussion to the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
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Should the standard retirement age be lowered and related to occupations?

In the days when an employee stayed at the same company for many years - sometimes from school to retirement, pension funds were the standard retirement funding vehicle. Since then, many things have changed in the world of work: the casualisation of…See More
8 hours ago

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Lynel Farrell replied to John Wilter's discussion Political parties and their SETA?
"My apologies Dudzile, I mean ........... I am unable to lend you my brains (slight blond moment there, I mean here) lol"
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Lynel Farrell replied to John Wilter's discussion Political parties and their SETA?
"Hi Duduzile, I am unable to borrow you my brain, I can only share information, experience, some knowledge and my opinions............. other than that, we ask questions, search for clarity or explanations and share with each other.  Thank you…"
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    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF "DESIGN THINKING"?

    Started by Chantal Bailie in General - topics not covered by categories 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

    How often do we actually think about how we think and the processes behind our thought patterns? Very interesting and definitely something to think about...Follow this link to view the slide show:…Continue

    Political parties and their SETA?

    Started by John Wilter in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Lynel Farrell 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

    I was wondering if someone could clarify the situation for me?I was talking to a trainer from a political party who said they are not connected to a SETA. I also guess they do not pay SDL and are funded by the State (through direct proportion) and…Continue

    Workplace providers required for experiential learning

    Started by MillieRasekoala in Accreditation, training material, assessment on Monday. 0 Replies

    We are about to launch a contact centre skills programme and workplaces are needed in Limpopo, Northern Cape and Northwest.  If you know of any contact centres that will be willing to take on learners please contact me.  just drop me an email and I…Continue

    Do you need to improve your business writing skills?

    Started by Chantal Bailie in Education, ECD, Post-school Education & Training on Monday. 0 Replies

    Chartall Business College is running three-day Business Writing short courses in 2015. This course falls under our Business Fundamentals courses, which also includes:Business EtiquettePublic SpeakingSocial Media in the WorkplaceVisit our website to…Continue

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    Respecting diversity is good business!

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 22, 2014 at 15:26 4 Comments

    If you could do business with foreigners, would you learn how to understand and respect them? Of course you would.



    When you start out, it seems as if they are from another planet. You know that any errors will offend them and your chances will be gone. So, you quickly invest in training courses in respect. You learn a few words in their language. You attend a course on body language and you learn about social…

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    SAQA Unit standards 116937,38,43 Microsoft Training manuals Word,Excel Powerpoint Special Christmas 25% cash back

    Posted by Yolandie Mostert on November 19, 2014 at 13:23 0 Comments

    Christmas Special buy THIS WEEK and get 25 % CASH BACK on Christmas day 25 December www.QualityTraining.Yolasite.com Download Quality Microsoft training manuals right now in PDF format to your computer for only R14 per training manual! Training material is aligned to SAQA Unit standards Designed for classroom training or self learning Step by step training manual with screen prints and examples and practical exercises SAQA Unit standard…

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    Lliam and the Lady with the brooms. Our humanness makes a HUGE difference!

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 19, 2014 at 11:45 0 Comments

    I have been taking more time to be aware of who is around me, and am taking time to see how I give be more kind and caring. 



    Here is another lesson from our 13 year old son Lliam, that has re-awakened this awareness.

    I was with him at the bakery, where a beautiful and gracious, 70-something Zulu lady sat with a number of brooms. She was selling them to supplement her meager…

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    You could have your OWN New York Taxi Driver! 4 steps to getting more from life.

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 19, 2014 at 11:11 0 Comments

     All people are looking for, is a little respect and recognition.

    Our Los Angeles shuttle driver looked bemused, after we had greeted our hotel porter, in Spanish. 

    “I thought you guys were from South Africa. Where did you learn Mexican?” He asked. 

    “Right here, in LA.” 

    “How long have you been here”, he asked. 

    “Two days.” 

    “Well, that is incredible! I’ve been here 45…

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    Mentoring a Winner: What an Experience!

    Posted by Charles Dey on November 18, 2014 at 7:32 7 Comments

    That phone call from Istanbul, “Fortunate has won!” will not be forgotten very soon. A journey which started late in December last year culminated in a young colleague, Fortunate Mboweni, winning the 2014 Young Freight Forwarder of the Year competition which is organised by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

    Fortunate is the first Africa born African to have won this competition since its inception in 1999.

    What an amazing experience to…

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    How do I make a positive first impression with my clients?

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on November 17, 2014 at 11:49 0 Comments

    Everyone makes mistakes. Fortunately, however, they can be rectified in many cases. If the wrong amount of money is transferred, it can be reversed; if the wrong information is given, it can be corrected with a polite apology.

    In business matters too, there is a ‘second chance’ that allows for an error to be straightened out and which sometimes can even be turned into an advantage. But there is one time when this is not the case: The first impression.

    Making a good first…

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    Latest news from the Skills Portal

    Names of Grade 12 learners won't be published

    The names of Grade 12 learners who pass matric will not be published in the newspapers when the matric results are released. The decision to review the publishing of individual Grade 12 learner results followed a recommendation of a task team.

    Contact centres alleviate unemployment

    Widespread unemployment among South African youth paints a bleak picture but there are pockets of opportunity that give young people - who don't have tertiary education or extensive work experience- the chance to succeed.

    SU broadens language offering

    The decision to offer 75% of all the Stellenbosch University's undergraduate modules in both English and Afrikaans was made after the varsity council reviewed the language policy.

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    Wine producers need to get business savvy

    South Africa may be one of the top wine producers in the world, but a drop in exports and challenges in global markets mean that local wine business people need specialised wine business management skills.
     
     
     

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