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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning
"Thanks for all the responses. Des, I found the SAQA policy. Hannes, we have well-experienced ECD people.  I am going to use two of my facilitators who knows the qualification and have years of experience working in the ECD field and at ECD…"
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Andrew Hoffenburg's discussion Recognition of Prior Learning - RPL in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi, I am now embarking on a RPL project and feel quite lost.  I received valuable input from some of the Skills-Universe Members on my blog.  My problem is that I am not a strong believer or RPL but maybe it is because it is an unfamiliar…"
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Good day allI am looking to purchase Unit Standard 252037 which we want to integrate with 252034 and 252029 for which we already accredited.Please call Celeste on 0437211030 or 0746841899, or email me at More
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BAFANA MBETSE replied to Kathy Stoop's discussion Freelance Facilitators and Assessors being abused by Training Providers in the group Assessors & Moderators
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Alexander Robertson replied to Kathy Stoop's discussion Freelance Facilitators and Assessors being abused by Training Providers in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Kholofelo, which SETA was involved in his accreditation?  You can always withdraw your link to him which will cause him a problem. Bafana, as for getting a response out of the SETA with which I am accredited, I just cc the CEO in my message to…"
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    Service Seta Accredited Training Provider

    Started by Minah Molebatsi in Education, ECD, Post-school Education & Training. Last reply by Elmaine Volschenk on Wednesday. 1 Reply

    Dear All I need services of an accredited training provider for the following Skills programmes, Marketing and Secretarial courses.Regards,MinahContinue

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    Started by Des Squire in Education, ECD, Post-school Education & Training on Tuesday. 0 Replies

    The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) met with the Parliamentary Committee on Higher Education and Training to brief Members on the process of registration and enrolment at universities and Technical and Vocational Education…Continue

    'All Shopstewards/Workers to be afforded time-off’s by employers as part of skills development at the workplace’

    Started by Norman Ntai in Industrial relations issues including retrenchment, discipline & dismissal. Last reply by Bosole Chidi yesterday. 3 Replies

    ‘Shopstewards training and/or re-training is a bedrock for a strong, vibrant Workers’ Movement’, argues COSATUNorman Mampane, COSATU Communications Officer, 24 Feb 2015A National Qualification Framework Level 5 Trade Union Practice programme by…Continue

    Tags: programme, COSATU, trade, union, practice

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    ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning

    Posted by Wilma de Villiers on February 23, 2015 at 19:22 6 Comments

    I have very little experience in RPL.  What I have realized over the years that there are many myths and/ or misunderstandings regarding the RPL processes. RPL is a path that we are now investigating and preparing for. 

    I googled and found valuable websites, especially regarding ECD RPL in Australia.  I also looked at their diagnostic tool but am not sure what the criteria exactly are for a diagnostic tool.  The purpose of the tool is clear to me but not the…


    Statement: Fire at Van der Sterr Building

    Posted by Bronwyn Newman on February 23, 2015 at 10:54 0 Comments

    On Sunday morning, 22 February 2015, a fire damaged parts of the Van der Sterr-building on the campus of Stellenbosch University (SU).

    Just before 09:00 a fire alarm was activated in the control room of Campus Security and within 10 minutes Campus Security, the fire brigade and senior SU-staff were on the scene. By 09:15 it was confirmed that no staff or students were inside the building. At around 11:00 the fire was under control. On Sunday afternoon the fire brigade was still on the…


    High-tech happiness sensor helps bosses to measure workplace happiness

    Posted by sharon snell on February 15, 2015 at 23:40 2 Comments

    Hi Tech happiness sensor helps bosses to measure workplace happiness

    Sigmund Freud said that love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. People who find their lives rewarding and fulfilling both at home and at work are found to be generally more successful in the workplace. Happy workers…


    Diversity Team Building, or Diversity Training?

    Posted by Brian V Moore on February 11, 2015 at 12:33 2 Comments

    Would you choose Diversity Team building or Traditional Diversity Training?

    Both diversity interventions have a place in the business, or government arenas.

    Traditional Diversity Training.

    With skills and understanding being developed in this form of diversity training, there are often individual, intellectual changes.

    The delegates will get to know why we view the world…


    Let's be positive about low shedding

    Posted by Bronwyn Newman on February 8, 2015 at 14:08 0 Comments

    Like most South Africans we are really frustrated with Eskom.

    We have been lied to, manipulated by the truth, bullied into paying more n more for electricity and now we have load shedding that leaves us having to constantly check social platforms to make sure if it is happening and not just randomly suspended.

    We are told to exercise caution now by switching off all our appliances by the plugs and also unplugging them.

    Work is affected being shut down for 2… Continue

    Checking the Availability of a Company Name with CIPC

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on February 5, 2015 at 10:11 3 Comments

    One of the major changes brought about by the New Companies Act that will affect start-ups is the availability of business names.

    Under the new Act, name reservation is no longer mandatory before registering a company.


    If a proposed name is rejected the company may still be registered and the registration number then becomes the name of the company at incorporation until an appropriate name has been reserved. Furthermore, symbols are allowed in company names and…


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