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Hannes Nel's Discussions

The White Paper and the Promotion of Lifelong Learning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Roodnick Feb 6. 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

Private Education Provision

Started this discussion. Last reply by Des Squire Jan 29. 14 Replies

I’ve read the White Paper for Post-school Education and Training, issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). My initial idea was to write a report on the entire White Paper.…Continue

Comments on the Report by the Ministerial Task Team on Performance of SETAs 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danie van Heerden Aug 29, 2013. 16 Replies

Government Gazette No. 36747 of 16 August 2013 has reference. One would normally introduce comments like this on a positive note. However, in this instance I really find it difficult to find anything…Continue

Private Providers are asked to go away

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Busani Sep 27, 2013. 9 Replies

I attended the Empowerment Session with Registered Private FET Colleges hosted by DHET in Pretoria this morning. As in the past the DHET speakers were diplomatic and well informed.  I only wish there…Continue

 

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Hannes Nel replied to Claire Fowler's discussion Accreditation of unit standards versus whole qualifications - clarity required in the group Training Service Providers
"Don't think you will get one. I had a meeting with a QCTO Manager yesterday - and afterwards decided to just carry on a usual. Will cross the bridge when I reach it. Hannes Nel"
Mar 28

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Mar 27

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Hannes Nel replied to Claire Fowler's discussion Accreditation of unit standards versus whole qualifications - clarity required in the group Training Service Providers
"Hello Sylvia, The information on the breakfast workshop is now linked to Skills Universe. Interested people can just click on the link below to obtain more detail information. Thank you, Hannes Nel Surviving In Challenging Times Workshop"
Mar 27

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Hannes Nel replied to Claire Fowler's discussion Accreditation of unit standards versus whole qualifications - clarity required in the group Training Service Providers
"Thank you, Sylvia, I will forward you an informed reply tomorrow, when my IT Manager is in the office."
Mar 26

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Hannes Nel replied to Claire Fowler's discussion Accreditation of unit standards versus whole qualifications - clarity required in the group Training Service Providers
"Hello Renee, I need Sylvia Hammonds permission to do so, but APPETD will put the details on their web site, and so will we."
Mar 25

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Hannes Nel replied to Claire Fowler's discussion Accreditation of unit standards versus whole qualifications - clarity required in the group Training Service Providers
"I cannot see how one can be disallowed from offering stand alone unit standards as long as the QCTO system is not working yet. We will discuss this at the breakfast workshop on 9 May, organised in cooperation with the APPETD.The QCTO should have a…"
Mar 25

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Jacqui Baumgardt replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Will qualifications that are not re-registered be lost for ever?
"I wish I could be there  but sadly, being in Durban, makes it difficult. Would love to get a copy of the proceedings or feedback on the discussion afterwards, though."
Mar 20

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Will qualifications that are not re-registered be lost for ever?
"The uncertainty amongst private learning providers is becoming a serious problem. Consequently, the APPETD and Mentornet decided to arrange a breakfast workshop on this for 9 May. The CEO of the APPETD and a representative of the QCTO (still to be…"
Mar 20

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Jacqui Baumgardt replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Will qualifications that are not re-registered be lost for ever?
"I have a similar question: although we have started the process of developing 1 qualification with the QCTO (we have applied to be the DQP and AQP for 5), it seems highly unlikely that this will happen before July 2015 when the current…"
Mar 20

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Joe Samuels replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Will qualifications that are not re-registered be lost for ever?
"Have you got a copy of the qualification? "
Mar 19
Gavin Tonks replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Will qualifications that are not re-registered be lost for ever?
"Hi Joe no this was early days and records wer manual 1980"
Mar 19

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Hannes Nel and Tesswill J. Riddles are now friends
Mar 19

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The SAQA Conference on RPL: 23 to 26 February 2014 in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Hello Mr Samuels, Dr Heidi Bolton did respond to my enquiry, as did Dr James Keevy. They responded in a most mature manner and I am happy that everything is fine. Regards, Hannes Nel"
Mar 17

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Joe Samuels replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The SAQA Conference on RPL: 23 to 26 February 2014 in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Dear Hannes The answer to the question about "where to from here?" was contained in the presentations at the conference by "prominent people and government officials!" I outlined that SAQA has a five year plan wih the…"
Mar 17

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Joe Samuels replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The SAQA Conference on RPL: 23 to 26 February 2014 in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Hi Hannes What answers do we owe you!   Regards   Joe"
Mar 17

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The SAQA Conference on RPL: 23 to 26 February 2014 in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Hello Mr Samuels, Thank you for communicating with us. It is, already, a huge and most refreshing improvement on the, sometimes secretive or non-existent approach by other government officials. I can assure you that I do not have anything against…"
Mar 17

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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 10:04am on March 07, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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Happy birthday Hannes - all the very best for a great day and a successful year. Thank you so much for the valuable contribution you make to our community - from sylvia and the skills-universe team
At 12:12pm on March 07, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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A birthday gift from the skills-universe team
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.

At 2:32pm on May 02, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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Thank you so much - sylvia
At 14:25 on June 2, 2011, Charlene Peens said…

Well said Johannes!  If more of us stand up against the Minister/s and all there unlanned and un-thought through changes, we should be able to raise a stronger voice.  I am starting to doubt the future of ETD in our country. When the OBE system started, I was one of the few people who cheered and said that we can make it work - to my disappointment, OBE has failed in my opinion and our children are suffering.  But as you very well stated, it is not the system that failed, but the people who had to implement it.  Children were already taught in OBE ways for almost a year when the teachers went for their first workshops... this is suicide in it's own right.

I am not sure where ETD is going to from now, but the QCTO has not been on a good start at all.  What will happen to ETD? What can we as providers do to assist in the turmoil?  I do agree with what you say about us guarding against being fly by nights because there are still hundreds - if not thousands - of fly by nights out there that operate exactly as you have described.  Shame on those who are brining the private provider down so badly...

 
 
 

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