Charles Dey
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  • Kempton Park, Gauteng
  • South Africa

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Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Dey Nov 25, 2014. 20 Replies

I am very sure that I will be given great guidance from this forum and this is the only forum I know which can give me the advice I need.In seeking to recognise excellence in Technical and Vocational…Continue

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Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Managing change in the group Learning Material Development
"If we earn our living from (at least in part) imparting the future to our youth, should we not be prepared to take on this role by leading by example?   "
1 hour ago
Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Managing change in the group Learning Material Development
"Thanks for these thoughts, Hannes and Sylvia. On the subject of youth unemployment, let's remember that in the '80's, via his "High Road/ Low Road" roadshow, Clem Sunter was instrumental in driving this country towards…"
7 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The Professor is right - and wrong in the group Learning Material Development
"On the subject of textbooks I really fail to see the value of this archaic medium of instruction. I am really shocked to learn that people are wasting valuable time in writing material which is tailored to a particular curriculum when, if the…"
Charles Dey commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"Thanks Ian, I find that complaining about things that I can't change generally leads to loss of libido, ulcers and dandruff, none good (especially at my age). "
Apr 27
Charles Dey commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"@ Dale and Wessel. I prefer to take a more fox (as Clem Sunter puts it) view: what can I do to develop courses which result in improved performance in MY workplace environment? When I develop courses am I sure that I have produced the very best that…"
Apr 27
Charles Dey commented on Ian Webster's blog post Adding Value
"To my mind if beneficiation is to be the solution to our problems to economic growth (and I couldn't agree more with Blade that it is) then the key strategy must be on: 1. Partnering with investment partners to develop manufacturing plants with…"
Apr 26
Charles Dey replied to Kholofelo Mogane's discussion Matric Certificate expire
"This sounds to me like bureaucracy gone mad, there is no facility to renew both one's Matric certificate and one's tertiary qualifications. Both these cases should, IMHO, be referred to SAQA who should be asked to confirm in writing that…"
Apr 4
Charles Dey replied to sylvia hammond's discussion How are SETAs administering discretionary grants?
"I think that your understanding of the process is correct and in my experience with one of the SETAs the process takes 4 -6 months. I am of course open to correction"
Jan 31
Charles Dey replied to Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)'s discussion QCTO developments
"This is very, very useful, thank you so much Jacqueline"
Jan 30
Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What would private learning providers prefer? in the group Training Service Providers
"I would be prepared to attend and I think it would be very important. In my view we would come away with something of value if we had a clearer idea of Government's view of the future role(s) of private providers in the TVET space as well as an…"
Jan 18
Charles Dey and Charles Cotter are now friends
Jan 6
Charles Dey and Brian V Moore are now friends
Dec 6, 2014

sharon snell liked Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
Dec 6, 2014
Charles Dey commented on sharon snell's blog post Where have all the interns gone? The importance of tracking the career progression of graduate interns
"This is a very important aspect of vocational training: some recent research suggests that only 15% of university graduates find employment and internships are a very necessary bridge between academia and the world of work. I would love to see…"
Dec 6, 2014
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Many thanks for this Lynel, I think referrals are essential"
Nov 25, 2014

Lynel Farrell replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Hi Charles, Here are some input which you could use: 1. Proof of SETA Accreditation (Primary SETA and secondary) 2. The length of accreditation (note: full accreditation - NOT provisional or conditional) 3. Obtain a list of learners for 2014 and…"
Nov 24, 2014

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Tell us about what you do
What I offer is education and training Consultancy services in the field of International Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
These services include:
• Installation of e- learning training platforms and Learner Management Systems
• Training needs analysis
• Development of qualifications and standards
• Development of courseware (reference material, training aids, assessment tools etc.) aligned to organisational needs and to local and international qualifications and standards
• Training impact assessments, including training ROI calculations.
What companies or organisations are you with?
Currently Bidvest Panalpina Logistics

Charles Dey's Blog

Mentoring a Winner: What an Experience!

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 7:32 7 Comments

That phone call from Istanbul, “Fortunate has won!” will not be forgotten very soon. A journey which started late in December last year culminated in a young colleague, Fortunate Mboweni, winning the 2014 Young Freight Forwarder of the Year competition which is organised by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

Fortunate is the first Africa born African to have won this competition since its inception in 1999.

What an amazing experience to…


The Biggest South African Mystery of all Time

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 10:51 6 Comments


Business owners and managers are painfully aware of the constraints which skills shortages are placing on their ability to grow. At the same time we are sitting on a smoldering powder keg of unemployable youth.

The solution lies in our own hands, but why aren’t we seeing this?

South Africa: a rich legacy of mysteries-

We boast the Flying Dutchmen, a Dutch trading vessel which sank just off the Cape in 1641.  It is said that whoever…


Survey pinpoints training as opportunity to Supply Chain success

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 16:18 0 Comments

Survey pinpoints training as opportunity to supply chain success 


There is a golden thread throughout Barloworld Logistics 2013 supplychainforesight* survey – training.

In respect of South Africa’s competitiveness, 82% of the survey’s respondents identified education and skills as being one of the constraints.

In this context, the finding that seventy-nine per cent of respondents said supply chain and logistics innovation is essential to…


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At 11:46 on April 27, 2012,
Joe Samuels

Hi Charles, where is your profile snap! Good to hear from you again!!!


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