Irene James
  • 64, Female
  • Durban KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa

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  • Denise Bonnelle
  • Sheree Lang
  • Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)
  • Greatwill Segopolo
  • Jared Shippel
  • Cobus Cato
  • Des Squire
  • Tass Schwab

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Irene James liked Lynel Farrell's discussion QCTO is on the move, are you ready?
Sep 13
Irene James replied to TRACEY WAGENAAR's discussion SARS tax concession in the group Training Service Providers
"This is correct - I have seen the SARS doc that states this precisely!  See page 16 of the Annexure at the back.  Doc is dated  27th November 2015.  This doc's annexure was not on the previous 2011 version of the same…"
Sep 13
Irene James replied to Zerelde Uys's discussion Hallooooooooo ETDPSETA!!! in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Lynel I actually tried to delete my comment, because I thought it may be unfair, given that you have really tried to mediate this issue. But clearly my deletion did not work :-( But perhaps you and I need to have a friendly chat sometime ? I do…"
Sep 7
Irene James replied to Zerelde Uys's discussion Hallooooooooo ETDPSETA!!! in the group Training Service Providers
"Lynel, you are backing the wrong horse! Dig deeper, girl!"
Sep 7
Irene James updated their profile
Aug 1
Irene James replied to Glenda Osborn's discussion NON-PAYMENT OF FACILITATION FEES in the group Services SETA (SSETA)
"This is absolutely unacceptable.   I sincerely hope you had a signed contract, outlining rates and conditions of payment with the provider. I strongly suggest that you name and shame this provider. As private providers, we simply cannot afford…"
Jul 22
Irene James joined sylvia hammond's group

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Jul 22
Jun 28
"Think about when the trouble started, and you have got your snake. "
Jun 28
Irene James liked Katherine De Exclana-Denton's discussion Services SETA - Excellent Service
Mar 30
Irene James replied to Cas Olivier's discussion Super bad service by ETDP SETA
"ETDP SETA is a dream to deal with compared to our primary SETA. (You know who, no doubt!) We have never had a problem with ETDP SETA during the last 13 years.  I have always managed to get through to the switchboard, and queries and issues…"
Mar 4
Irene James replied to Gweje Methula's discussion To Be or Not to Be Seta Accredited? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"What is scary, is the number of SETAs who trust and believe the "recommendations/requirements" for material/learning resources, which, in many, if not all cases, are criteria that are drawn up by people who have been in the…"
Jan 28
Irene James commented on Dave Muir's blog post Bureaucracy at its best!
"My sympathies Dave. The ETDP SETA has always done things so well, but I fear that the ETQA division is now on a downward slide into a black hole of abysmal failure of delivery.   I agree with you - why don't they just "take…"
Dec 22, 2015
Irene James replied to Tass Schwab's discussion How did I miss this? Blade Nzimande set to scrap Setas? in the group Independent Consultants
"Yup, Percy!   You noticed that as well!?.  The timing is always puuurrrfect! He did the same thing with his previous attempt to rob industry of the funding. Fortunately BUSA caught him out.  Hope they are still wide awake as…"
Dec 9, 2015
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Dec 9, 2015
Irene James replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Articulating the assessment strategy to a constructivist teaching approach in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi chaps - I feel like a duck (old one at that) paddling furiously under the water at the moment. Either that, or I am chasing my tail. Dying to comment on the brain-based stuff, but will get to it in a few days' time. Keep the pot boiling…"
Dec 2, 2015

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Tell us about what you do
Founder and CEO of a Private FET Institution, fully accredited by Services SETA - offering a range of learnerships across 7 ETQAs, skills programmes in ten countries in Africa and proudly holding a BBBEE rating of 1 - 168,75% - value adding.
What companies or organisations are you with?
Dionysus Skills Development Initiative Pty Ltd

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At 20:43 on September 23, 2015, Joseph Themba said…

Hi Irene! Thank you for reading my article. and I do agree with you, there are challenges as much as there are in every area of life and business. We as people need to understand that challenges don't mean we must stop, they are infact the price we need to pay to get where we want to be. We're all paying a price in some way or another for what we want to achieve in life.  I believe I have a lot to learn from you, With so much years of experience in the training field, I believe you've seen it all and you are an inspiration to many. We need people like you.

At 11:42am on April 12, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Irene James a gift



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