The Skills-Universe Book Club


The Skills-Universe Book Club

For skills-universe members to discuss what they are reading or add book reviews.

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Members: 45
Latest Activity: Feb 5

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Manuals for self study

Started by Des Squire. Last reply by helena de nobrega Feb 5. 3 Replies

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…Continue

JUTA's Pocket Companions Understanding the Skills Development Act

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Adel Griesel Feb 10, 2016. 1 Reply

Skills-universe members may be interested to purchase the JUTA pocket handbook - Understanding the Skills Development Act.Authored by sylvia hammond, this second edition covers all updates to the Skills Development Act (SDA), including the 2011…Continue

Tags: levy, test, trade, NQF, mandatory

Dissertations and Theses Editing

Started by Prem Chetty Feb 5, 2016. 0 Replies

I am a professional proofreader and editor and I have edited over 30 dissertations and theses in various disciplines.  Contact me on for assistance with your academic writing.Continue

SA Labour Law Amendments: positive aspects & unintended consequences for skills development

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Des Squire Feb 4, 2016. 11 Replies

This is the abstract of my journal article that has been published in the US China Law Review.  It is very close to the paper I presented at the 21st World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL). It is open…Continue

Tags: youth, sector, unemployment, NEET, SAQA

Is there a relationship between education, skills, and employment growth?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Aug 16, 2014. 6 Replies

The objectives of the Skills Development Act include increasing productivity and international competitiveness, and to support this effort under the Department of Labour we have the Productivity Management Institute.  After nearly 15 years therefore…Continue

Tags: neoliberal, demand, Motala, Vally, labour

Book Launch Education, Economy and Society

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Michael van der Schyf Jul 22, 2014. 3 Replies

Skills-universe members will be interested in this book; many of the names will be very familiar to those involved in education, skills development and training.Edited by Salim Vally and Enver Motala, this book includes contributions by Neville…Continue

Tags: value, transformed, knowledge, skills, purpose

Nelson Mandela’s Mega Personal Branding Secrets

Started by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy Jan 13, 2014. 0 Replies

The purpose of this book is to help you to uncover and build your own authentic personal brand as we journey in some of the footsteps of Nelson Mandela (respectfully referred to hereinafter by the clan name "Madiba" by which he is widely…Continue

Higher Education in America by Derek Bok a Washington Post review

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) Sep 30, 2013. 4 Replies

South Africans are well-known for self criticism - always thinking that our nation is the only one with problems - or not getting things quite right.  The implication is always that somewhere "over there" someone else has all the answers.  Well this…Continue

Tags: campus, amenities, Harvard, MOOC, colleges

“The new learning revolution: How Britain can lead the world in learning, education and schooling.”

Started by Wilma de Villiers. Last reply by Cas Olivier Jun 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Authors:  Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos.  Price:  R300  It was published in 2005 and the ISBN nr is 978 1 85539 183. On the back page it says, “Not just a book on learning:  A formula to rethink society.”   The print and the layout of the book…Continue

Tags: energy, affect, learning, brain, methods

The DNA of great teachers

Started by Wilma de Villiers. Last reply by Cas Olivier May 28, 2013. 10 Replies

Author:  Casper OlivierCan be ordered directly from Casper Olivier (member of Skills Universe)The sentence, “To all learners who are in need of great teachers”, immediately caught my attention. I like the layout of the book and the print (font) that…Continue


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