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

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

Alternate contact number for APPETD?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Ingram Apr 30, 2012. 3 Replies

The listed telephone number for APPETD 011-234-3105, seems to be out of order.  It has been engaged since last week.I drove to them yesterday and they told me that the telephones was working again.…Continue

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Marie Smith and Bernard Botha are now friends
Apr 5
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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
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
"Itobeng, Bernard Botha.  I do not all the answers and most certainly not even all the questions but will try to assist. First question: In what trade is your employee?  Many of the old hands have been doing basically the same job as an…"
Feb 5
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
"Sylvia, I am sure it still happens and as far as woodwork and carpentry is concerned I know from personal experience that the best artisans are from Malawi.  Other trades?  Not sure The trades you mentioned are not that popular as it…"
Jan 29
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
"Sylvia, Sorry for the misnaming; have too many girlfriends! I am. honestly not sure if technicians are included with artisans or with engineers, they are neither and technically should be in a class of their own.  I define an artisan as an…"
Jan 29
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
"Heidi, I have been involved with technical training for quite some time and even I am now considered to be side-lined due to age I still have an active interest in this. In the old days (about which Sylvia was reminiscing) apprentices entered…"
Jan 29
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
"Cynthia, As usual you pose very relevant questions.  As to your question of whether we are training artisans for the past?  Personally I do not think there is (or was) much wrong with the way we trained artisans in the past.  An…"
Jan 29
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Communique 1 - now you see it - now you don't in the group Training Service Providers
"Thanks and appreciate"
Jan 28
Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Communique 1 - now you see it - now you don't in the group Training Service Providers
"Sylvia, Can't wait for tomorrow. Maybe I chose the wrong forum to raise this issue; there has not been a single response from any power that be.  Can you please direct this to QCTO and DHET for their comment. Unfortunately the people who…"
Jan 28

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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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