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New Qualifications on our List!

We have added a few more qualifications to our already extensive offerings.Many of our Qualifications have Integrated Learning Programmes as the method of packaging. So, if you looking for a smartly packaged programme, without needing the entire…See More
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"Charlene, you have every right to be upset.  Unfortunately there is no control or measures in place to stop this.  There is one point that I would like to raise or should I say clarify.  Learning Material approval is hardly ever done…"
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"Hi Jared, valid question indeed.  And what you are asking now, many other providers and employers have asked before.  1. Fact:  There has never been any quality control, rules, regulations, registered, preferred list of material…"
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Marie Smith replied to Charlene Peens's discussion Sub-Standard Learning Material should be exposed in the group Learning Material Development
"Juliane, regulation by means of professional bodies might seem like the answer, but I am not sure it will be - there will still be variances in levels of competency and professionalism. For example, the engineering field is highly regulated, but you…"
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Cape Town ½ Day BriefingThursday 12th March 2015. 08h30 to 12h30. No lunch.University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville Campus…
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    “Are working women better off today than they were 20 years ago?” asked ILO Director-General

    Started by Norman Ntai in Accreditation, training material, assessment 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

    ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequateILO, 06 March 2015While there have been many achievements on gender equality since the Beijing Declaration on women rights was signed by 189 governments in 1995, many challenges remain,…Continue

    Workers employed by the same employer doing the same work, similar work or work of equal value must be paid the same wages-EEA Section 6

    Started by Norman Ntai in Employment Equity 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

    LRA Amendments wef 2015 in South AfricaIntroductionRecent amendments to the Employment Equity Act and the Labour Relations Act focus on provisions around unfair discrimination, regulation of non-standard employment and small-scale retrenchments. Key…Continue

    Quality Material Developers and Charlatans

    Started by Jared Shippel in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Lynel Farrell 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

    I have noticed various discussions talkingabout the varying quality of material developers in SA. Would anybody within the Skills Universe know which developers are great and which are the charlatans that should be avoided at all costs?Continue

    EPWP Working on Fire Delivers Valuable Skills with Tangible Results

    Started by sylvia hammond in Skills, Sector Education & Training Authorities (SETAs), levies & scarce skills. Last reply by Juliane Vorster yesterday. 1 Reply

    Working on Fire is a multi-million-rand job creation Environmental Sector Programme under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), primarily geared towards assisting government to fulfill its job creation and social upliftment mandate to the…Continue

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    ECD: Recognition of Prior Learning

    Posted by Wilma de Villiers on February 23, 2015 at 19:22 7 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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