Des Squire
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  • South Africa

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Des Squire's Discussions

Employment Equity report 2014/15

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessel PIETERS on Thursday. 1 Reply

Has the skills revolution failed our youth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Des Squire Jul 16. 15 Replies

How to become a constituent assessor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janelle Gravett May 26. 6 Replies


Welcome, Des Squire!

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Tell us about what you do
I was born in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Following my Primary Education I entered a religious order to complete my Intermediate and Leaving Certificates while at the same time training to be a teacher.
My studies included Child Psychology, Philosophy, Theology and Teaching Methods under the guidance of a Master Educator.
In 1978 I got married and immigrated to South Africa. I spent the greater part of my career in the life assurance industry until my retrenchment in 1998.
I have a small training and consultancy business called "AMSI and Associates cc" specialising in ODETDP, Management/Supervisory/Disciplinary interventions as well as training for skills development and EE committee members .
I am qualified and registered as an SDF, Assessor, Moderator, Facilitator, Course Developer and Verifier with various SETAS.
I write on a variety of issues and have developed self study and training manuals on topics such as HIV/AIDS, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Management, supervisory HR and IR related issues. (Contact me for more information)
I am a member of the Ethics Institute of SA (MS 499/2010) and an ‘Affiliate’ Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Life, Love, relationships and HIV/AIDS
A handbook for managers
Managing the Disciplinary process
HIV/AIDS – It’s your problem too
Everyone’s guide to HIV and Aids
HIV and Aids in the workplace
The Way forward – a guide to life and the world of work
School is over – what now? (a handbook for school leavers)
Conversations with life – a guide to an effective life style
Apply Innovative thinking

Should you have a need for specific articles, assistance with newsletters etc please contact me directly.

I am available as a consultant on ODETD related issues, EE and Skills Development Forum establishment and training or for public speaking engagements. I consult and train on a variety of topics and issues for clients in the mining, retail, hotel, technology and engineering industries

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What companies or organisations are you with?
AMSI and ASSOCIATES cc - 082 800 9057

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Dr King Costa liked Des Squire's discussion What role does culture play in workplace or societal diversity?
Wessel PIETERS replied to Des Squire's discussion Employment Equity report 2014/15
"A futile comment...what a waste. In the meantime, SA manufacturing industry has shrank by 50% since 1994, and the mining industry has not grown at all. Instead the DTI is pursuing this policy when the same government do not have teachers and…"

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Employment Equity report 2014/15

 More than Seventy of South Africa’s larger companies are the first to face court action over their failure to comply with employment equity legislation. The total number to be prosecuted is 1400. The need for transformation must now be taken seriously and the Department of Labour is adamant it will happen.The Commission for Employment Equity 2014/5 report shows that transformation in EE is at a snail’s pace and that  white men continued to dominate at senior management level.The new Employment…See More

Des Squire replied to Douglas tachiona's discussion ETDP courses Facilitators required urgently in the group Freelance Facilitators
"Please let us have some more information regarding your needs. I can facilitate on all programmes as outlined but would need to know more before I send the confidential information you request. I'm sure you understand. You can also contact…"

Des Squire and Corne Heyneke are now friends

Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Private learning providers: Perhaps this is what we should do in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Linda, As the new chair of APPETD perhaps you will keep the SMME - Private PROVIDERS on this site, who are not members of your organisation, advise of what is happening. Many  cannot afford to be members as the fees for them are a…"

Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Private learning providers: Perhaps this is what we should do in the group Training Service Providers
"keep up the great work Hannes and as stated previously you have my total support."
Sizwe Walter Masina liked Des Squire's group Freelance Facilitators
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Freelance Facilitators

A group for Qualified and Experienced facilitators who are available for freelance work. Register your contact details and province in order to be contacted by providers who might have a need.See More

Des Squire replied to Michelle Charlie's discussion Facilitator
"Please let me have an e-mail address."

Des Squire replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Employment Equity Amendments & Skills Development Assessments - body "authorised by law" in the group Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act
"Does the one not refer to psychometric testing (assessment) and the other only to competency testing (via skills development)???? Pshchometric tests must be approved by the health professionals council"

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At 12:37 on May 12, 2015, DuduzileZwane said…

Awu!!!....Madala Uthini manje...what about

Yellow Media Publishers is proudly South African and we also develop our learning second language material in Zulu.

At 11:52am on March 17, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Thanks Des - that is most helpful - have a great day - sylvia
At 10:45am on November 09, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Best wishes Des for a really great day and a wonderful year. Thank you for your enormous contribution to our community - we value you very highly. Warm regards from sylvia & the skills-universe team
At 8:56am on February 07, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Thanks Des more than I expected - have a great day :)
At 3:56pm on November 09, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Happy birthday Des - all the very best wishes for a really great day and a year that is successful in the way that you would want - from sylvia Alan and the skills-universe team
At 1:04pm on October 23, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Well done on your new association - from skills-universe team
At 7:28pm on November 09, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Happy birthday Des and best wishes for a wonderful year from the skills-universe team
At 7:53am on November 09, 2012, Jared Shippel gave Des Squire a gift
Happy Birthday Des.
At 9:40 on August 18, 2012, Susan Gouws said…

Hello Des, thanks for the invite; I hope we are going to have lovely and lively discussions!


At 18:18 on May 8, 2012, Mohau Ngalo said…
Hi Des
I'm a registered Sasseta assessor and facilitator, currently working as a freelancer. I need help about pricing. So which method is best, price per hour or per credit and how much? One of the assessor I know charge R1300 a day. At the moment the is a company that need my services but we don't agree about moola. Please help...

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