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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion As a provider which professional body represents your interests best? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
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Des Squire replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
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    Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?

    Started by sylvia hammond in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Des Squire 8 minutes ago. 4 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 22 hours ago. 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 12 hours ago. 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

    Training / Workplace Provider merSETA

    Started by Johan Schoeman in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Janelle Gravett 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

    Is it possible for a company with an in-house training department to get accreditation from merSETA, provide learnership training and within the same company provide the Workplace experience for learners. I am under the impression that One company…Continue

    Tags: Provider, Training, Accreditation

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    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.…


    Moonwalk for Community Friendship and Support

    Posted by Don Leffler on August 31, 2014 at 20:30 0 Comments

    September is International Muscular Dystrophy Awareness month
    CDII's We MiND Foundation and MDFSA will be participating in the Despatch 3G Community Moon Walk on Saturday, 6th September 2014 from 08h00 at the Despatch Railway Station.
    Come join us for the Moonwalk 2,5 and 5km walk!! …


    Posted by sharon snell on August 25, 2014 at 22:07 0 Comments


    21 August 2014:

    Results from the first ever PPS Student Confidence Index (SCI) have revealed that South African students are optimistic about entering the workforce on completing their studies. The PPS survey, conducted with approximately 170 students, revealed a 79% confidence level…


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    Learners have once again been urged to see education as the key to a bright and promising future, after President Jacob Zuma addressed stakeholders at the opening ceremony of the Kensington High School in Cape Town.



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