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Change starts when someone takes the first step

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hannes Nel Sep 4, 2014. 21 Replies

There is no doubt…Continue

Tags: quality, colleges, plan, assurance, occupational

The Cumulative Effect of Private Provision

Started Jun 17, 2014 0 Replies

Perhaps I am not very good at statistics, but the claim made in the White Paper for Post-school Education and Training, page 42 does not make sense to me. On this page, second last paragraph, the…Continue

Are Verifiers Adding any Value to the Learning Process?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell Jun 9, 2014. 20 Replies

I am reading Jacqui Baumgardt’s thesis on Quality Assurance Challenges for Private Providers, and just her problem statement already triggered visions of challenges and opportunities in my mind. No…Continue

The White Paper and the Promotion of Lifelong Learning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Roodnick Feb 6, 2014. 18 Replies

We often find that the DHET make decisions that actually hamper the achievement of the strategic objectives of the National Development Plan, the New Growth Path, the Industrial Policy Action Plan…Continue

 

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Hannes Nel commented on sylvia hammond's blog post Services SETA announcement: Re-registered Qualifications and Unit Standards
"This is excellent news and a responsible decision. I will use it as the foundation of an article, which I will write over the coming weekend."
Tuesday

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Hannes Nel commented on Chantel Harris's blog post The relationship between HR and social media
"Thank you, I am honored. Yours, by the way, is perfect."
Aug 19

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Hannes Nel commented on Chantel Harris's blog post The relationship between HR and social media
"Ah, social media. Seeing that one can easily misconstrue emails and comments like this one, I need to warn you in advance that I am only pulling your leg. Des and I once suggested that Dr Jax replace her photo with a "more revealing" one…"
Aug 19

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Hannes Nel replied to sylvia hammond's discussion "We are illiterate" - three key words from the Farlam Marikana Report in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"Education is the only solution to this problem and almost all others."
Aug 17

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Hannes Nel liked Chantel Harris's blog post Skills they don’t teach you at school, but should know
Aug 16
Geoff Hobbs liked Hannes Nel's discussion Private learning providers: Perhaps this is what we should do
Aug 14

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Hannes Nel replied to David Loubser's discussion PLEASE HELP in the group Learning Material Development
"Dave, It would be a good thing if others disagree with my response to your notes, because that is how we learn. On the issue of expecting all learners to achieve 100% for everything to be found competent – I am aware that some people, even…"
Aug 13
Lin Helme replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What should we focus on? in the group Training Service Providers
"Dear colleagues All levels and aspects of education are vital.  I have worked in adult education for 25 years but am also an ardent social activist.  The moment a baby is conceived is when it's development starts and the 1000 days…"
Aug 12

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Lynel Farrell replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What should we focus on? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Des, well said!"
Aug 12

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Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What should we focus on? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Hannes - great article as usual. I would like to add that something needs to be done as early as grade 8 to ensure parents and learners are prepared to make a decision in regard to education and career choices following grade 9. Prior to…"
Aug 12

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What should we focus on? in the group Training Service Providers
"My mentor in social media. Thank you, Sylvia, for bringing the "number of views" to my attention. And yes, I never even noticed it before. Now I feel much better, and so should Cas."
Aug 12

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Lynel Farrell replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What should we focus on? in the group Training Service Providers
"Well, what a topic!  Dr Nel, your topics, information, thoughts and knowledge is invaluable.  It doesn't matter what topic you write about, it is most appreciated (I am sure that I speak for a number of people - or should I say…"
Aug 11
sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What should we focus on? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hannes, Marie and Cas, I for one totally respect the contribution you all make. Your conversation about contributing and responses is very interesting.  What I suggest you do sometimes is to keep an eye on the "Views" at the bottom of…"
Aug 11

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Hannes Nel replied to Des Squire's discussion Draft Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning for public comment in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"You are welcome to send the notes."
Aug 11

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion What should we focus on? in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you very much for the support, Marie. I sometimes feel really dejected when people are not interested in my efforts. It is not so bad, though."
Aug 11

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MD and owner of Mentornet, a private training institution. We also design and develop learning materials and do quality assurance of ETD.
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Hannes Nel's Blog

Writing a email is like a declaration of war

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 12 Comments

Have you noticed, people often don’t interpret you email messages the way you meant it? This often leads to the demise of friendships and healthy business relationships. Take Facebook (or Twitter, MXIT, Whatsapp, BBM, etc.) as an example. Someone may send thousands of messages over a long period of time, and then, one day, they send just one, JUST ONE message that people interpret negatively, then all the good work of so many previous messages is down the drain. We all know of examples where…

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The thin line between bribery and paying for services rendered

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 9:19 5 Comments

Now don’t get me wrong – Mentornet will never ever pay anybody a bribe for the simple reason that it is against the law. Problem is, now that the Minister of Higher education and Training in his infinite wisdom decided to channel almost all skills grants to public learning institutions he might just have unleashed a new corruption and bribery beast in especially FET Colleges. If I add my own experiences to…

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Can private learning institutions lead the way in offering quality ETD?

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 13:40 5 Comments

In a Skills Universe message on 23 June 2013 Cas Olivier aired his view that private learning institutions are more flexible than public learning institutions and, as I understand it, private learning institutions should set the example in offering good quality ETD. If one were to research statistics on learning institutions you may well get the impression that he is right. However, as we have seen so…

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When the assessment system fails the student

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 14:12 9 Comments

I believe most of us know of instances where lecturers or other staff members of learning institutions actually collaborate with students to cheat in examinations. This also happens after the examinations, for example where assessors are instructed by their superiors to inflate the examination results so that the learning institution will not look bad. Any such practice is a disservice to the students because ultimately students are required to perform jobs for which their studies were…

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At 12:51 on July 13, 2015, Sonia Magni said…

Thank you so very much.

At 1:55 on June 20, 2015, Steve Short said…

Hi Hannes

I just stumbled across your comment regarding your kind offer to forward me a copy of your book.  I have battled to find your personal email address (without success) and will therefore mail it to contact@mentornet.co.za - hope it reaches you.  Many thanks again :-)

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At 3:30 on November 27, 2012, Nelisiwe Mkhize said…
Thank u Dr, according to my knowledge there is no NLRD for AET level 1 to 3, only GETC level, even DOE doesn't have am I correct? Do you perhaps know why? As AET is such a demand.
At 9:33 on November 26, 2012, Nelisiwe Mkhize said…
Hi Dr please help me I need to know is it obliged for a training provider to be accredited in order to offer AET level 1 and 2, hence there is no NLRD for AET?
At 9:56 on September 15, 2012,
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Wilma de Villiers
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Hi, Hannes

I always follow your discussions with interest and want to ask you to comment on my blog on 'skills universe as a civil society'.

Your input would be appreciated.


Regards

Wilma

At 11:17 on May 10, 2012, themba thulani sibanda said…

Thank you Dr Hannes Nel, let me contact you on email to provide the whole story.

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