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 commented on Ian Webster's blog post Avoiding Marikana: Four Years On
"To my mind we are sitting on a powder keg which will look the Marikana disaster look like a kid's picnic for one reason: failure of employers to teach their workers how to manage their money."
Aug 30

Charles Dey replied to Ashwin Heerachund's discussion Services SETA DG funding recourse in the group Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment
"Hi Ashwin, Unfortunately the operative word here is "Discretionary"- in other words, granting of the funds is entirely at the discretion of the SETS concerned. Have you explored the options which may be open to you through SAQA?  All…"
Jul 29

Charles Dey joined Alan Hammond's group

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment

The Broad-based BEE group is for everyone working with black economic empowerment whether as a consultant, rating agency or a company hoping to get a good rating on their BEE scorecard.See More
Jul 29

Charles Dey replied to Ken Annandale's discussion Here’s an admission.
"I didn't know Skills Universe was an advertising site. Can I sell my products here too?"
Jul 5

Charles Dey replied to karen deller's discussion Warning against conference company: IntelligentAfrica
"I believe it would be a good idea to report it on as well as this forum"
Jun 9

Charles Dey replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Do PIVOTAL grants apply to international qualifications? in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"In my view it means "registered as a qualification on the NQF" and NOT "given equivalence recognition by SAQA- that's a different process."
Apr 25

Charles Dey replied to Barbara Elliott's discussion DHET in the group The NATED discussion group
"Sounds like an area in which the  proposed Education and Training Ombud could become involved. Could not APPETD assist? Are you a member? "
Mar 12

Charles Dey joined sylvia hammond's group

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 12

Charles Dey replied to Brian Forbes's discussion Industry has a key role to play in setting standards by which we measure our graduates for work readiness in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Interesting article Brian, thanks for sharing. What concerns me is that there seem to be underlying assumptions that: 1. There is a set industry set of standards for everything which have somehow been agreed and accepted by all; 2. That…"
Feb 15
Charles Dey received a gift from sylvia hammond
Feb 7

Charles Dey was featured
Feb 7

Charles Dey replied to Dave Muir's discussion Where to from here? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"What has possibly been overlooked in these considerations is the fact that, in terms of the training pillar of the new B-BBEE scorecard, in order to earn the training points, a company is more or less forced to use accredited training…"
Jan 3

Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Andante in the group Training Service Providers
"And so say all of us. Many thanks for taking the time to share these and all your other insightful and valuable thoughts in 2015. All the best for 2015 "
Jan 2

Charles Dey replied to Cas Olivier's discussion A peep into learner-centered material
"Many thanks for this provocation Cas, it is long overdue. In my view this type of what I would call challenge based learning can best be achieved by a blend of e learning and contact session where, through a programmed discovery process, learners…"
Dec 15, 2015

Charles Dey replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Reporting from RWL9 - the beneficiation of education and learning in the group Empowering Youth and Resolving Youth Unemployment
"It seems that this argument rests on the assumption that the neo-liberal (i.e capitalist) agenda is intent on pursuing economic growth at the expense of the growth of our population. My understanding is that within the capitalist agenda there is a…"
Dec 10, 2015

Charles Dey joined sylvia hammond's group

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
Dec 10, 2015

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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 5:46pm on February 07, 2016, sylvia hammond gave Charles Dey a gift
Happy birthday Charles - hoping you are having a great day - and all the very best for 2016. Looking forward to our discussions for my research. Regards sylvia
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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