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Christine Maritz replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?
"Spot on, Dale.  I concur 100% with your view."
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Marilize Marais replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?
"Morning Sylvia I am currently working with a young gentleman who identified in his hometown the need to address the issue of kids entering into study/work situations very different from their parents. Starting with grade 10 and 11 - He intends to…"
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HIRA IN THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OH&S ACT [NEW HIRA Trainer's Kit]

Included are new definitions and sections that amongst others, compel employers to conduct Risk Assessments:'risk assessment' means, the process of evaluating the risks to an employee’s health and safety from workplace hazards and is a systematic…See More
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Kevin Marlow replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?
"Hi Sylvia, I fully agree that this needs to be unpacked. Another area of concern are the Cuban medical doctors brought into South Africa. I recently attended the Department of Labour road show and it was emphasised companies wanting to employ…"
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Rudy Maritz replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?
"Dale, I fully agree with your synopsis. In terms of SA legislation the term competent is defined as "having" the required knowledge, training experience and qualifications. In terms of the International Standards Organisation, it means…"
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Dale Holdstock replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?
"Generally most graduates are only educated, indicating that they are trainable. SKILLS are only attained once they are employed and 'hands on' for 5 years or so. Some graduates miss this point completely and don't understand the…"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?
"Thanks Jax - on the unreasonable salary expectations - I'm not sure whether I misinterpreted the report but there was something that suggested that more money could have been spent on the local engineers and it mentioned rural deployment. So I…"
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?
"Yes, we do, Sylvia, but we have hundreds (thousands?) of graduates walking the streets because many of the jobs are occupied by foreign nationals. Be that as it may, some people I have spoken to say that university graduates in this country…"
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Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?

We are all used to inflammatory and misleading media reports, for example:where a minimal drop in the exchange rate of 0.3% requires the word "plummet" to describe the change,when we are told that our nation is "broken"; whereas looking at the…See More
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Pieter Staal replied to Des Squire's discussion Employment Equity in Human Resources in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
""anything else the employer expects....etc..." is unfair and has been challenged at CCMA.  However if the sentence includes "for what the employee is qualified for..." or something to that effect then it is passable as it is…"
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    HIRA IN THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OH&S ACT [NEW HIRA Trainer's Kit]

    Started by Ken Annandale in Industrial relations issues including retrenchment, discipline & dismissal 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

    Included are new definitions and sections that amongst others, compel employers to conduct Risk Assessments:'risk assessment' means, the process of evaluating the risks to an employee’s health and safety from workplace hazards and is a systematic…Continue

    Who is trying to fool who? Do we have a skills shortage or not?

    Started by sylvia hammond in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Christine Maritz 16 minutes ago. 7 Replies

    We are all used to inflammatory and misleading media reports, for example:where a minimal drop in the exchange rate of 0.3% requires the word "plummet" to describe the change,when we are told that our nation is "broken"; whereas looking at the…Continue

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    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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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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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