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sylvia hammond commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post MY SOUTH AFRICA
"Hi Wilma, I think that I have seen it on Facebook as well but certainly worth reading again. "
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Wilma de Villiers posted a blog post

MY SOUTH AFRICA

I hope this was not published before on 'Skills Universe' ...I want to share the following  from an article in a Mango inflight magazine (9 February 2011):“My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet…See More
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Pierre Wepener replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Let me just add, that this whole debate or let's call it opportunities, were resolved by all parties during Friday and in specific Sylvia adequately, but at 3 a.m on Saturday morning, you suddenly developed the desperate urge to wake up the…"
19 hours ago

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Pierre Wepener replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Reviewing all inputs to topics and posts can serve as a constructive platform from where cognizant arguments can be elevated. This might deter erroneous, poignant and parochial suppositions in the absence of any assumptions concluded. Your stance…"
21 hours ago
Victoria Siphiwe Mamvura-Gava replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Nothing factual that only Africans are illegal foreigners in SA?  The assumption that no non Africans are illegal in SA committing crimes and monopolizing opportunities is ill-conceived. Probably a chance for the well-read contributor to do a…"
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Wessel PIETERS replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"Sylvia. I can go with that idea. Goodluck on a Friday - plenty to think about over the weekend."
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"I love the forum and enjoy the odd sniping that takes place! Good for the soul!"
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"Give as good as you get, Sylvia. Lol! and I agree. Acting outside the box is sometimes very refreshing."
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"Now that's a good thought - enjoy.  I only realised yesterday that it is two long weekends in a row!"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"Hi Wessel, Those words are good - I'm thinking of heading and explanations for the sections - academic, researched articles with references, or those looking for construction comment and further input. Opinions, comments, thoughts, proposals,…"
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Pierre Wepener replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"All in really just good spirit! You know that for sure!"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"You are so right - but then always following the rules is sooo boring. And I really think it adds emphasis :)"
yesterday

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Pierre Wepener replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"Sylvia, You should no better you may never start an new sentence with AND! he-he ;-) i just had to, I could not help myself ;-) "
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Claudia Nicholl and Des Squire are now friends
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Ian Webster replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"Yes, thanks Sylvia. I like your distinction. Reading content (with some comments -- they are always welcome) and discussion content intended to generate discussion. Perhaps 'academic' is misleading unless it is defined. But we'll see…"
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    DO YOU HAVE A RESULTS-FOCUSED WORKPLACE?

    Started by Madivan van der Merwe in Employment Practices: Recruitment, Succession Planning, Labour Brokers. Last reply by Ian Webster yesterday. 1 Reply

    A workplace in which employees are judged solely by the work and results they produce, rather than the hours they spend at their desk in the office, is a dream of mine—and many others. A new study from Pennsylvania State University puts this…Continue

    Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?

    Started by sylvia hammond in General - topics not covered by categories. Last reply by Wessel PIETERS yesterday. 33 Replies

    Skills-universe members who have followed the discussion on xenophobia started by Des Squires, will notice from the contributions that it has now diverged into at least four separate threads within the discussion.  This raises some ideas for me. So…Continue

    Tags: inter-cultural, multi-cultural, xenophobia, Constitution, Rights

    SAQA Unit Standard ID 8420: Disgusting!

    Started by Pierre Wepener in Accreditation, training material, assessment on Wednesday. 0 Replies

    -->SAQA Unit Standard 8420 link/ url <--I am not sugar coating this, this is probably the worst constructed unit standard on SAQA’s Database. This unit…Continue

    Tags: Moderators, Leadership, teams, accredited, Quality

    Academic Integrity - The Question of Plagiarism

    Started by Mark Naidoo in Education, ECD, Post-school Education & Training. Last reply by Pierre Wepener on Thursday. 1 Reply

    Hi Members.In the high tech world of academia, the growing problem of academic integrity is under serious threat. I have read several articles and electronic publications that smacks of Plagiarism. Recently a Paper on Plagiarism from Indian was…Continue

    Tags: Assignments, Articles, Blogs, etc, Thesis

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    MY SOUTH AFRICA

    Posted by Wilma de Villiers on April 25, 2015 at 13:38 1 Comment

    I hope this was not published before on 'Skills Universe' ...

    I want to share the following  from an article in a Mango inflight magazine (9 February 2011):

    “My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing. It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker’s children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who…

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    Adding Value

    Posted by Ian Webster on April 23, 2015 at 15:19 1 Comment

    I enjoyed ‘breakfast with Blade’ recently. The Minister of Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the FP&M SETA teamed up to engage with stakeholders in the sector.

    Dr Nzimande expressed concern, among other things, about how South Africa’s raw materials leave the country to…

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    STIPENDS INFLUENCE MOTIVATION TO STUDY

    Posted by Wilma de Villiers on April 21, 2015 at 20:45 13 Comments

    We are busy with a RPL pilot project.  There is no stipend attached to the project because one of the criteria is that learners must be employed. They do not have to pay for the course and get all the learning material for free.

    The learners were very excited when they were informed that they were selected.  At orientation they were informed that there will be no stipend but only a transport allowance of R200.  It is now…

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    Assessor training by distance learning

    Posted by Des Squire on April 20, 2015 at 16:41 0 Comments

    Those who achieve this unit standard will be able to conduct assessments within their fields of expertise.

     As constituent assessors they will be able to assess performance against specific unit standards and qualifications registered on the NQF once registered with the relevant SETA



    The specific outcomes place emphasis on the fair, valid,…

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    WSP for NPO - How much of the training applied for in WSP is subsidized?

    Posted by Nthakoana Maema on April 16, 2015 at 11:52 16 Comments

    Good morning,

    I trust you are all well. I am a newbie in this business. Currently finalizing the WSP for the NPO where I work. This may be a blond question however I would like to know how much of the WSP is subsidized for NPO if in corporate I gather it ranges from 50%.

    Does anyone know how the funding is based and decided? Should we as an organisation have the financial capacity to carry out the training if it happens that we do not get approved.

    The English Map Power-course: trying a fresh approach to English training

    Posted by Jan Hendrik Stander on April 12, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

    The Training of English

    To teach or train English overseas has become an option for many people (younger and older) around the world. What makes English training such an exciting prospect is that almost anyone (with a western mindset) can and may do it.

    Many courses are presented to teach English as a foreign language - TEFL, TESOL,…

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