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Esther Mahlangu: how the famous South African artist keeps her Ndebele culture alive

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Skills-universe has been approached to bring attention to a petition developed for submission to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) - see link below


Over the last week - from 12 April, 2024 - the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has been launching the Labour Activation Programme (LAP). That announcement may sound familiar to Skills-universe members - was that not already launched some time ago? Yes, Minister Nxesi explained the programme refers back to 2019, when it was first announced. 


On Sunday 14th April 2024 Minister Blade Nzimande assured attendees at a media session that he is taking action to ensure that students awaiting funding will receive their payments. 

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During the week leading up to the Easter long weekend, education and training practitioners and local media were abuzz as news circulated that 4 colleges of the Educor Group, namely: Damelin, Intec, CityVarsity, and Lyceum had been de-registered by the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET).


The Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (BELA) falls under the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), which consists of representatives from each province and is mandated to ensure that the interests of each province are considered. In addition, each province should seek input from the public; neither the public, nor the media, may be excluded.

Worried about how to support your child’s education? Here are four useful steps you can take

Benta A. Abuya, African Population and Health Research Center

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In the beginning, Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) were central to the implementation of skills development. Employers were required to register an SDF, who would register with the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) covering that sector of the economy.

Angie Motshekga roses

Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education has issued an updated policy for the arrangements of public school calendars, and repeals the previous Notice 57 of 30 January 2015.  See link to full policy below. 

Greetings Fellow ETD Practitioners!

My client, a Skills Development Provider based in Plettenberg Bay needs experienced Freelance Facilitators and CONSTRUCTION SETA (CETA) registered Constituent Assessors Occupational Qualification:

Occupational Certificate 117005: Construction Plant Operator

Individuals applying for these positions must have the following minimum credentials as per the requirements covered in the Occupational Certificate Curriculum and Assessment specifications documents to qualify for selection – 


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