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Should a business mogul get government funding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tshabalala Ambilias Phofa Aug 18, 2013. 10 Replies

A R34 million loan was approved by the National Empowerment Fund to open a high-end boutique store in Joburg.  However the owner, celebrity Khanyi Dhlomo and the transaction are now under…Continue

Who offers real estate training in Joburg?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Payle Jul 30, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm looking for companies that offer real estate training in Randburg or the broader Johannesburg area. Or can anyone suggest how to begin a career in this field? what are the first steps?Your…Continue

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Is Amcu's wage demand unreasonable?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Payle Jul 1, 2013. 9 Replies

Demands for a 100% wage increase by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) means that role-players in the mining industry will have to face another harrowing collective…Continue

Should universities be allowed to withhold degrees?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Lucas Jun 11, 2013. 1 Reply

The story of 44 year old Joseph Khohlokoane, who waited 17 years to graduate at UCT has inspired and horrified many South Africans.On Friday IOL reported that Khohlokoane worked as a petrol attendant…Continue


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"Hi Ian - I agree with your assessment and i'm reminded of this verse in Philippians 'Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own…"

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When and how to follow-up after a job interview

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Wandile's Story: An Entrepreneur Changing Lives in Soweto

Wandile Solombela is a fashion student-turned-entrepreneur who is using business to transform people's lives in Soweto, South Africa. Wandile runs a business...

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Social Care Careers

Six people chat about their roles as social care workers. They all have different roles in the caring profession and discuss what motivates them and the valu...
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7 Tips for Successful Online Learners

Here are 7 tips for effective online learners that want to be successful on their journey in the virtual class environment.
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Hospitality in a different language at Protea Hotel Balalaika

Success comes when there is determination and a positive attitude – even for those who face physical challenges. This has been the experience of Protea Hotel...
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Stop Blaming the 'Skills Gap' for South Africa's Unemployment Crisis

The skills gap or skills mismatch argument blames education for the lack of jobs, when instead, it is a crisis of capitalism that has caused the high levels ...
Nov 3, 2015

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The Roles and Rules of Personal Trust in Business

Join Charlie Green as he takes his audience on a tour of trust in business.
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The HR Summit and Expo Africa 2015 will be staged from 28 September to 1 October at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg. This event will feature insights from key international and regional thought leaders and examine the global environment, business trends impacting HR, and winning practices to attract, engage and retain talent in Africa. The HR Summit and Expo Africa 2015 is Africa’s premier event for professionals working in HR, talent management, career planning, performance management,…See More
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Top Five Regrets By Bronnie Ware

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me

This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.
It is very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.
By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.
We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends

Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.
It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.
When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying. Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

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Who wants to be a public servant?

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 13:21 0 Comments

It seems that working as a public servant no longer holds the prestige it once did. Occupations like teaching and other public sector services have taken a back seat.

Very often the brightest graduates set their sights on joining the biggest corporate companies or worse, opt to leave the country taking their shiny new skills with them.

Why is this happening? where is our sense of civic duty? Or our desire to give back?

There is a lot of…


Discretionary grant applications

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 14:36 0 Comments

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act of (1998) as amended, to enable stakeholders to advance skills levels in the services sector.

The Services SETA invites suitable stakeholders to apply for Discretionary Grant funding. The Discretionary Grants…


Training providers being scammed

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 12:02 11 Comments

Corporate Wise recently reported an incident where a scam artist used their accreditation information and brand name to perform training. Training providers are now being warned to watch out for similar suspicious behaviour. This is their story:

On Thursday of last week our Durban office was contacted by a company asking if we had an employee working for us in Cape Town. It turns out that a gentlemen by the name of Vusi, working as a broker for HA Group, had taken our…


Why job interviews are like first dates

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 14:21 0 Comments

Everybody has experienced the stress of preparing for an interview. Likewise meeting a potential partner can be extremely intimidating. If you think about it the interview process is very much like the journey of embarking on a new relationship. Here are some interesting comparisons:

A new beginning

If you are starting over or taking this step for the first time it can seem like a daunting task. You may feel like you are too old or too inexperienced. However…


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At 2:51pm on April 16, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Cindy Payle a gift
thanks for quick response :)
At 7:08 on September 21, 2011,
Des Squire

Hi Cindy

It's about time you and Sylvia became friends.

At 10:21 on September 13, 2011, Rujeko Nazare said…

Hi Cindy,

Sincere apologies for the late response. I haven't been active on skills-universe for some time. I will send you an email shortly. Regards!

At 12:56 on April 19, 2011, Dorothy Vieira said…
Sometimes it's just the words one needs to hear at a given time that can spur one on to achieve greater things - or move one closer to an intention. It's people like you who take the time to post clips, information etc that provide the catalyst someone is needing - so thanks once again!
At 8:44 on March 18, 2011,
Des Squire

Hi Cindy

Lovely to have you as a friend and welcome to the Skills Portal team. Watch out for Alan he drinks Kilkenny and not guinness - no taste.  

At 18:27 on March 14, 2011, Jean Michel Cateaux said…

God Bless you Cindy

It's good to see that the Lord is with us. I am looking forward to deepening my learner's awareness of the Living God by not only study but more importantly, that personal relationship with their Creator. I will be Assessing and Moderating full Qulaifications in Theology, Ministry as well as Pastoral Counselling which is my area of extertise. For the moment, I have also been given the FETC: Youth Developmentin order to assess, as I worked and taught Religion in rural schools before even since my student days 1997.




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