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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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"This is very good news - we have been waiting for years for proper control over learning material quality. If there were simple plagiarism checks on Learner Guides, a large number of qualifications out there will be found to be cut and paste jobs…"
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"Hi Tamsin, on my reading of section 3 of the Bill the answer to your question is Yes. The section indicates "every private education institution or private provider must be registered" note the MUST and then "to offer qualificatons or…"
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"Hi Tamsin - im not sure. I must confess i'm not really clued up on the details of the bill but have merely shared the content I received. I will ask Sylvia, or perhaps one of the other members can shed some light?"
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"Hi Cindy, sorry for perhaps an ignorant question (I haven't read through document as yet) what about providers that only offer unit standards - there are still some of us out there! Do we need to get registered as well or does this only affect…"
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"Dr Nel, interesting comment indeed!  It is no secret that CHE do not approve of "unit standards" or even the way that the Setas work (their stipulations/requirements/regulations/rules).  How will they evaluate learning…"
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"Wonderful and necessary idea. However, the implementation is already proving to be flawed. How can the CHE evaluate learning content if they refuse to work through the manuals being used by private providers?"
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Private training providers will feel the heat

Private training providers should prepare for a greater level of evaluation and verification as government heightens its qualification policies.The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) will soon invite public comment on important amendments to the draft National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill. The bill, which was published in November 2016, will particularly affect education and training providers and employers in the reporting of misrepresented qualifications, and…See More
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SASSETA 2017 Roadshows

SASSETA will be launching its Road shows on 1 February 2017 in respect of the 2017/2018 financial year. The purpose of the Roadshows is to capacitate its stakeholders on the following:The WSP and ATR online submission templateMandatory Grant process and procedureThe SASSETA Sector Skills PlanDiscretionary Grant processETQA process for providers assessors and moderatorsThe road shows will be held in the below mentioned provinces on the stipulated dates.Please …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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Private training providers will feel the heat

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 15:30 7 Comments

Private training providers should prepare for a greater level of evaluation and verification as government heightens its qualification policies.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) will soon invite public comment on important amendments to the draft National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill.



The bill, which was published in November 2016, will particularly affect education and training providers and employers in…

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SASSETA 2017 Roadshows

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 11:58 0 Comments

SASSETA will be launching its Road shows on 1 February 2017 in respect of the 2017/2018 financial year. The purpose of the Roadshows is to capacitate its stakeholders on the following:

  • The WSP and ATR online submission template
  • Mandatory Grant process and procedure
  • The SASSETA Sector Skills Plan
  • Discretionary Grant process
  • ETQA process for providers assessors and moderators

The road shows will be held in the below…

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Services Seta 2016/2017

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Workplace Skills Plans/ Pivotal Training Plans /Annual Training Reports and Pivotal Training Reports Submissions

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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…

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