"Your premise is flawed. In what way did the capacity of the parastatals change so dramatically that they could not still absorb the same numbers (limited by their own facilities) from a full spectrum of the population, not just the whites as before?…"
"A point that has not been raised anywhere here is that, prior to the decisions by the ANC government to change most things that worked under the earlier regime,the parastatals trained most of the apprentices. In fact they trained a lot more than…"
"Has any ANC politician ever set a leadership example yet? If Zuma ever wanted to demonstrate concern to citizens and voters, he would scrap the obscene amount being spent on the Nkandla "home". Mac Maharaj refers to the "due processes…"
"I recommend reading up (some of) the "Fifth Discipline" by Peter Senge.
It followed his research at MIT where he founded the "Center for Organisational Learning" at MIT's Sloan School.
He makes a very pertinent statement:
"It is interesting to note that apartheid has never been "blamed" for all the benefits that the critics use daily in their lives: medical science, school structures and curricula, infrastructure, technological developments etc that should…"
"The government performance, or rather the lack thereof as we know it, will eventually have to collapse. Fraud and corruption cannot be sustained for ever, and it is evident that it has become so endemic that the circumstances affecting the taxpaying…"
"These are great ideas but the inevitable problem of coordination and distribution arises. It would need to have the administration of say an NGO to do this, or some other privately sourced social benefit service to get them to the areas that could…"
"Your summary, Des, and the inspiration from Dr. Mamphela Ramphele is so pertinent. A key issue in this crisis is the need for responsibility by everyone, including the youth as Tass has quoted. The constant harping by citizens of SA on rights with…"
"Hi Des, your question and the lack of answers.
I thought that SETAs such as the Merseta were in fact funding apprenticeships and artisan training. The questionable learnerships have not succeeded in producing properly qualified artisans as the…"
"There appears to be a great deal of commonality between the productive output of the SETAs and most of the delivery mechanisms of government departments, provinces and municipalities. When one reads the in the news as to who has ripped off the…"
"A general piece of information. When I read some of the comments here on the skills universe I often wonder why people don't go to the SAQA website and check for the answers there or just send me an email and I will respond to the question…"
Does anyone have any useful updates on the activities and performance of the QCTO?In discussions with some of the SETAs, it appears that there is a massive backlog of action on matters such as submitted SLAs there, which does not bode well for getting skills training moving faster and more effectively.There is a new CEO. Does anyone have any idea who that is?See More
Place engineering resources in industry, liaising with the the clients' engineering management to look ahead and establish access to expected skills sets, which is particularly necessary within a scarce skills environment; train in project management focussing on critical chain principles and applications, not the vanilla project management menu; establish specific capacity development programmes within the engineering disciplines; assist ECSA with the registration of Mechanical Engineers; offer e-learning programmes with mentor support for Engineers; provide seminars on Theory of Constraints principles and applications.
What companies or organisations are you with?
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As a (Semi) retired engineer, I keep myself busy teaching Project Management, and consulting in it. I also run short workshops in the more " Advanced " topics such as risk management, earned value etc. You can view more on my website: www.stratworks.co.za , still under construction, at this stage. Am also looking at marketing Mentoring to aspirant Project Managers. There is a real need for this, IMHO.
If you are based in the Western Cape, I would like to get together with you. We might have common ground!
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