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Bernard Botha
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  • Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng
  • South Africa
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Bernard Botha's Discussions

Fly by night - friend or foe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phezulu Dhlodhlo on Monday. 1 Reply

The issue of the so-called fly by nights or informal training providers is due to hit the headlines soon - OK maybe not that soon but most certainly in January 2017.I have been struggling with the…Continue

What happened to Joint Communique 1?

Started Jan 12 0 Replies

It is that time of the year again when students are looking for reputable training providers and also the time when the witch hunts start.I have just received an email giving advice to prospective…Continue

The Occupational Certificates

Started Oct 14, 2015 0 Replies

Has any private provider done any work on the new Occupational Certificates - especially for trades?  It seems as if this also intends to exclude the private providers.If I look at these they have…Continue

Has NATED gone to QCTO?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bernard Botha Jan 21, 2015. 6 Replies

My name is Bernard Botha and I act as a consultant to private FET Colleges - among other preparing the Letter of Intent for Umalusi and then the POE.  In the LOE one has to indicate what courses the…Continue

 

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Phezulu Dhlodhlo replied to Bernard Botha's discussion Fly by night - friend or foe?
"Well thought and laid out. Truly this is where we get it wrong. Added to all the problems faced, there is the issue of experience and trade reference. Companies are interested in hiring Training companies with a track record of training and an…"
Monday
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Fly by night - friend or foe?

The issue of the so-called fly by nights or informal training providers is due to hit the headlines soon - OK maybe not that soon but most certainly in January 2017.I have been struggling with the issue of the fly by night or informal training provider versus the official accredited, certified and sterilised training provider for quite some time.Please note that I am in no way condoning illegal activities but aren't we over-regulating the training process?  Trying to become a 'legal' training…See More
Friday
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Jul 4
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Jul 4
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Jun 15
Bernard Botha replied to SANTA VENTER's discussion SETA REGISTRATION
"Santa, Bernard Botha. Pse email me at bothabe@telkomsa.net or call 071-940-8445 or 051-553-0008"
Jun 14
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are we wasting what could be SA's greatest asset - our young people? in the group Empowering Youth and Resolving Youth Unemployment
"I know I will most probably be strung from the nearest lamp post; I have read the extract from Karen Deller and cant improve in any way on her contribution.  That is the reality outside.  I tried to get a skills development programme…"
May 1
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Empowering Youth and Resolving Youth Unemployment

Providing information and discussing all issues related to empowering, developing and training youth and resolving youth unemployment.See More
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The NATED discussion group

For discussion of all matters concerning the NATED courses, TVET and private providers, materials, curricula, certification, access - and any other related issues.See More
Mar 10
Bernard Botha replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Is South Africa's TEFL industry in Crisis?
"Willemien, Thanks.  About two or three weeks ago Joint Communique was also the subject of a long discussion but none of the powers that be took any note of the discussion.  Lets hope something happens now; maybe (tongue in the check) we…"
Feb 24
Bernard Botha replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Is South Africa's TEFL industry in Crisis?
"Willemien, Last time I worked with DHET one had to complete the attached form, 792.  Not sure if it still applies.  When you complete the form make sure that you enter the registration number of your AUDITOR in space 30. That was the only…"
Feb 24
Bernard Botha replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Is South Africa's TEFL industry in Crisis?
"Lynel, There is another discussion going on at the moment about DHET registration raising these issues and Sylvia has asked that somebody should answer this, and then she poses the question who?  DHET, SAQA, QCTO or even parliamentary…"
Feb 23
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion DHET announce updated list of Registered Private Colleges in the group Training Service Providers
"Ali, Not sure if DHET are breaking the law, maybe just applying a law that is no longer applicable? The problem for private TVET colleges (thanks Annette, I was not aware of the addition of [private] as originally only the public colleges could call…"
Feb 23
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion DHET announce updated list of Registered Private Colleges in the group Training Service Providers
"Sylvia, I do not want to dig up old cows from the ditch.  This is the situation I referred to recently in connection with the Joint Communique 1.  It seems as if the Department of Higher Education and Training has a situation where the…"
Feb 23
Bernard Botha replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Wir suchen ein Ausbildungsplatz in the group Training Service Providers
"Hannes, The second sentence of the last paragraph summarises the whole issue:  "organised labour is now claiming that learners who are given opportunities to gain workplace experience are actually just cheap labour."  Maybe I…"
Feb 16
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion The Decade of the Artisan - fit for the future or falling behind? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Olanrejawu, You are welcome to contact me on bothabe@telkomsa.net"
Feb 8

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Tell us about what you do
Free lance, assist with accreditation and try to make sense of DHET and Umalusi
What companies or organisations are you with?
Circle Way College

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At 11:11am on January 10, 2016, sylvia hammond gave Bernard Botha a gift
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Happy birthday Bernard - all the very best wishes for a great year and many thanks for your contribution to our community - regards sylvia
At 9:32am on January 10, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Bernard Botha a gift
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Happy birthday Bernard - all the very best for a great day and a successful 2014 - thank you for your contribution to our community and to skills development in SA - from the skills-universe team
 
 
 

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