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Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment

Skills-universe members will remember that included in the White Paper for Post-school Education and Training there was a section dealing with Community Colleges.The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has gazetted a draft policy…See More
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Renee' McGibbon replied to Jennifer Williams's discussion Services SETA in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Jennifer. I will certainly take your advice and write a letter to the CEO. Do you have contact details?"
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Jennifer Williams replied to Jennifer Williams's discussion Services SETA in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Renee I also received the second letter and received certificates via a courier today- so it seems as though some areas are still active.  I suggest that we each send a letter/ email to the CEO asking for answers."
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Suvrajit D Chowdhury added a discussion to the group Training Service Providers

Do you have your on-line presence talking about your services or products?

I have recently identified consultant(s) with huge potential to earn DOLLARS are not sure to be at on-line. We understand just your network or personal contact is not sufficient to leverage your business. A professional website is a powerful and…See More
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Des Squire added a discussion to the group The Skills-Universe Book Club

Manuals for self study

I have written a selection of manuals on various topics that may be of interest to members of Skills Universe. These manuals cover topics for school leavers, ETD pactitioners, managers, supervisors and many more. If you would like some more…See More
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith added a discussion to the group Learning Material Development

We need SAQA Unit Standard aligned training material.

Only training material providers with current trade references need contact me regarding the purchase of full qualification training material.  I can be reached on 011 548 7400 or More
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Book Launch Education, Economy and Society in the group The Skills-Universe Book Club
"Hi Michael, I've just checked the Jozi launch - it's tonight at: Council Chambers, University of Jhb, Kingsway Campus  16h00 to 20h00. The contact details are: Yoemna Sant,, 011 559 1148 So I suggest you make contact…"
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Michael van der Schyf replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Book Launch Education, Economy and Society in the group The Skills-Universe Book Club
"Hi Sylvia, Thank you for the post. Would you be able to direct me to a supplier of this book in Johannesburg? Regards, Michael"
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    Learning Management System

    Started by Sazi Gcume in Education, ECD, Post-school Education & Training on Friday. 0 Replies

    Good afternoon members!I would appreciate your advice on how to choose the correct Learning Management System as a training provider. I desperately need one. Any suggestions?Continue

    Expert Consultants or Trainers urgently needed.

    Started by Sam Yungana in Vacancies & Contracts for Work on Friday. 0 Replies

    Am urgently in need of expert trainers on Municipal Water Treatment and (PSV/PRV) Operations and Maintenance. I will be very grateful if you could refer them to me. My number is 0724567777 or email:…Continue

    The principles of Mandela Day - not just for today - but for our future

    Started by sylvia hammond in General - topics not covered by categories. Last reply by sylvia hammond on Friday. 3 Replies

    "18 July, which is Nelson Mandela's birthday, was declared by the United National General Assembly as Nelson Mandela International Day in 2010. The celebration of this international day recognises and gives credence to the former President’s…Continue

    Tags: resolution, conflict, human, rights, reconciliation

    Call for Papers– 14th Annual BEN-Africa Conference Cape Town South Africa 2014

    Started by sylvia hammond in Diversity, Culture, Ethics, Values, Morals, Equality, Race, Ethnicity on Thursday. 0 Replies

     A season of optimism and growth, such as what Africa enjoys at the moment, is at the same time a season for ethical leadership and wise stewardship.  The Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) speaks to this imperative by strengthening the…Continue

    Tags: learning, philanthropy, bridging, society, moral

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    We need to transform HR

    Posted by Lia Marus on July 22, 2014 at 8:00 0 Comments

    by Lia Marus

    The marketplace is constantly changing which begs the following question: in this fluctuating environment, how can companies succeed? The answer – said Professor Dave Ulrich at the recent Progress Conference presented by the Business Results Group in association with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) – is by changing the HR system in your company. You can ensure that your company's HR system is turned around by marrying strategic HR and HR…


    We need to improve the standard of education – fast

    Posted by Lia Marus on July 22, 2014 at 7:30 0 Comments

    by Lia Marus

    In a written reply to a parliamentary question tabled yesterday, basic education minister, Angie Motshekga, stated that nearly 12 million children are enrolled at public schools. Providing our youth with a decent education is the first step towards solving South Africa's unemployment crisis, which means we have a duty to improve the standard of education in our country. Is this happening?



    Cold, Warm, Hot...Call!

    Posted by Michelle Shippel on July 21, 2014 at 16:34 0 Comments

    Do you find that you tense up and busy yourself with odds and bobs around the office when you hear that you need to begin cold calling? Are you putting silly notions in your own head that you will not get the deal and therefore you are refraining from cold calling? Let's all take a step back and just breathe! I find that the best way to overcome this fear or negative attitude towards cold calling is to relax and put yourself in a positive space, and most importantly, try to get…


    The Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill: The whistle gets louder

    Posted by Lia Marus on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 0 Comments

    By Dave Pattle and Grant Wilkinson

    The Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) essentially allows employees to make certain disclosures to various bodies about their employers' conduct while being protected from any disciplinary action or any form of occupational detriment. The public have now been asked to offer comment on proposed amendments to this PDA. In short, the proposed amendments seek to extend the scope of the Act, include a greater…


    Change must happen but who must change?

    Posted by Des Squire on July 18, 2014 at 10:32 6 Comments


    Recently while training on “Change Management” I was asked – How do you deal with people who refuse to change or who refuse to embrace change? My response was – Have you considered that perhaps it is you who needs to change?

    The problem is we see everything through “our own eyes” and we see things as always having been done in a certain way and fail to see things from the point of view of others. We…



    Posted by Karen Hardman on July 17, 2014 at 12:30 4 Comments

    Below are 12 tips to help   you manage your time better.    

    1. Start your day by looking at your calendar and your to-do list rather than your inbox.

    2.  Turn off distractions and don’t live your life by default.

    3.  Plan for…


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