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Victoria Siphiwe Mamvura-Gava replied to Chris van Niekerk's discussion Desperately looking for an Assessor and aModerator for CATHSSETA Unit Standard 7790 - Processing incoming and outgoing telephone calls. in the group Assessors & Moderators
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Pierre Wepener commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"I just would to like to comment shortly on the input made by Sylvia being; ..."So I suggest to you that it is not women who should be progressing as you suggest, but rather men who should be asking themselves whether they can deal with women…"
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sylvia hammond commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Hi Des, I was away at a PhD workshop so apologies for the delay in replying.  I note a few comments about "thin Ice" - I would add yes thin ice - and with global warming. I support those who commented that this is generic good…"
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Linda Ingram replied to Arrie Venter's discussion Carpenter aprentice training in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Arrie It is possible that I will be able to assist if you are looking for the NATED courses N4 - N6. The Open Learning Group have loads of different courses that we are currently providing to public TVET Colleges and if this is something that is…"
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Pierre Wepener commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Well, more traditional philosophy has proven over years of experiment to yet be contested, and that is; "If you see them anywhere outside of the kitchen, shorten the chain..." ;-)"
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Des Squire commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"hi all. you might like to refer to the article I have just seen in The Star workplace with the title - "More women working but still at a distinct disadvantage" But please also tell me why in terms of the EE Act in relation to…"
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Pieter Staal commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Des, way off the mark with this one. Your advice should be applied to all who want to get ahead. Thin ice!!"
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Steve Short commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Hmmmm... the comments by Christine, Judy and Millie cement my view.  Methinks you are going to get a pasting for this one Des :-) "
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Christine Maritz commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"The top management structure in my institution are 75% women... and what competent and driven leaders they are!  They are firm in their decisions, they know where they want the institution to move to and they are committed taking it there in a…"
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Judy Janse van Rensburg commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Dear Des, I'm not sure who you are hanging out with, but it seems you may be out of touch with how women are developing themselves both personally and professionally. I am fortunate to be able to work as coach with a variety of women in…"
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MillieRasekoala commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"somehow I feel you are meeting the wrong type of women.  The advice you give can be equally relevant to men and I would rather look at them as pertinent advice for anyone wanting to get on in the world of work.  But truly I think you have…"
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    Looking to pruchase material for SAQA ID 50080

    Started by Pierre Wepener in Accreditation, training material, assessment 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

    Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management – SAQA ID 50080 NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.Any accredited providers with accredited material for the above certificate willing to sell it please send me a quotation to…Continue

    Tags: Buy, Management, Project

    Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?

    Started by sylvia hammond in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Pierre Wepener 16 hours ago. 19 Replies

    This morning Gill Connellan participated in a discussion on SAFM with Sandile Zungu of the Black Business Council, following the latest report on the lack of progress by black youth compared to all other groups on education levels, skills, and…Continue

    Tags: management, school, employers, commitment, deficit

    W&R SETA Assessment Centre (AQP) Research Forums

    Started by Steven Louw in Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO). Last reply by Victoria Siphiwe Mamvura-Gava on Monday. 3 Replies

    The Skills Network is managing a research project for CPUT, commissioned by W&R SETA. The research focus is on Assessment Centre models for their 7 current qualifications in the registration process with QCTO.Workshops are limited to W&R…Continue

    Calling materials developers with Public Sector Knowledge and Experience

    Started by Arlene Walsh in Vacancies & Contracts for Work. Last reply by George Mavunga on Monday. 4 Replies

    A Public Sector client of ours needs to expand their database of service providers. If you are a reputable organisation or individual with experience in, and knowledge of, the Public Sector, please respond to this request. I will pass on your…Continue

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    Women in business and personal development

    Posted by Des Squire on September 17, 2014 at 12:30 11 Comments

    Much has been said recently relating to the position of women in business and the need for education as a means of unlocking businesswomen’s self belief

    None of us know what the future holds in store. What we do know is that whatever the future - change is inevitable. Change is a fact of life and in order to be adequately equipped for change…


    Seeking Learning Material to Buy

    Posted by Pierre Wepener on September 17, 2014 at 9:16 0 Comments

    I am looking to buy accredited learning material for the Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management – SAQA ID 50080 NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.

    This is a Services SETA Qualification and the provider should be able to provide s SLA or memo of understanding to the related material. If you have the material, an all the components thereof needed for successful accreditation with the Service SETA please contact or email me. or phone 082 556…


    Putting people first in Alan Paton country

    Posted by Ian Webster on September 15, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

    I was privileged to spend three days recently in Ixopo running a workshop for ward councillors. Driving through that magnificent, though presently brown and dusty, countryside, I was reminded of Alan Paton’s words,

    ‘There is a lovely road which runs from Ixopo into the…


    Are Learnerships Compulsory in New BBBEE legislation

    Posted by Lerato Makgato on September 8, 2014 at 12:30 12 Comments

    Hi All

    My BBBEE advisor informed the training team that according to the new BBBEE legislation learnerships are now compulsory. Is this true or did she just misinterpret something.

    Looking forward to your responses.

    Thank you.

    The Counselling Conversation

    Posted by Nicolene Rose- Innes on September 4, 2014 at 22:23 0 Comments

    South Africa is plagued with diseases which do not always require medication, but rather the exploration of the actions and feelings, which have led to poor life choices and resulted in disease. In addition to this, we live in what many would  describe as an extremelly stressful enviornment where we constantly misunderstand each other.  It  would  therfore  make sense that professionals working in the helath and human resource field learn the art of counselling. 

    Counselling is a…


    Community Development Initiatives International (CDII) seeks your support

    Posted by Don Leffler on August 31, 2014 at 20:48 1 Comment

    Community Development Initiatives International (CDII) 

    CDII operates as a non profit company and is committed to supporting communities and encouraging sustainable livelihoods.…


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