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1/3 of US job vacancies by 2018 will call for some post-secondary qualification.....Where are we in South Africa?

1/3 of US job vacancies by 2018 will call for some post-secondary qualification. Read Skills Beyond School, a new report http://bit.ly/14cn3xS…See More
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sharon snell replied to Norman Ntai's discussion MDG Momentum: UN launches 500 days of action to build a better world...Has South Africa delivered on #MDGs?
"Norman we have done a lot as a country over the past 20 years to realise the objectives of the  MDGs and we still have a lot to do."
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#OECD Pre-primary education enables learners to perform better in other grades......True or False?

The socio-economic divide in pre-primary education10 Jun 2014 by Marilyn Achiron Editor, Directorate for Education and Skills The metaphor “levelling the playing field” crops up a lot in discussions about pre-primary education.As well it should: attendance in those programmes has been shown to improve education outcomes later on. But as…See More
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sylvia hammond replied to Norman Ntai's discussion Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before
"Hi Michael thanks for your posting - how about doing a brief book review and posting it in book club group to encourage others to read?"
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sylvia hammond replied to Norman Ntai's discussion Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before
"Thanks to Norman for this posting - just to add further information about the World at School programmes that may also be of interest to those who posted here: "As you know, A World at School is building a movement – a movement to get…"
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Michael Adams replied to Norman Ntai's discussion Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before
"Thanks for the very interesting article Norman and your comments Cas;  Voices in the wilderness crying out to be heard! Having just finished reading "Teaching as a Subversive Activity" by Neil Potman and Charles Weingartner, who were…"
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Cas Olivier replied to Norman Ntai's discussion Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before
"Norman, I expected more discussion on your post as this lies to the heart of every provider, trainer, assessor and moderator. However, here is my contribution: What led to the end of the ‘shelf life’ of traditional teaching? The world…"
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Cas Olivier replied to Norman Ntai's discussion Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before
"This is an extraordinary great contribution, hitting the nail on its head!! Is it because schools prepare students for traditional jobs that universities & broadminded employers are not impressed? Schools should refrain from letting learners…"
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Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before

Educating for the 21st centuryPosted: 16 Apr 2014 08:27 AM PDTAndreas Schleicher, Acting Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, shared his thoughts as part of the Global Education and Skills Forum on Bigthink on how education can…See More
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Norman Ntai replied to Norman Ntai's discussion COSATU Statement on the 14th 2013 Employment Equity Report......'Deep hole syndrome'!
"‘Deep hole syndrome’ is a historical challenge for the working class and must be eradicated   When the recent report on employment equity for the season 2013/2014 was released by the Minister of Labour, millions of South…"
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Des Squire replied to Norman Ntai's discussion COSATU Statement on the 14th 2013 Employment Equity Report......'Deep hole syndrome'!
"Just as a matter of interest - why does Cosatu fail to comment on 1. Provincial government top management is 100% African? 2. White females are under represented In government departments at most managerial levels? 3. White males are over…"
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Tell us about what you do
I'm the Former POPCRU National Educator and my brief was about coordination of National Education,Training and Skills Development,work with SASSETA in the delivery of Training Interventions for SAPS,DCS and Traffic, interacted with Labour Service Organizations such as Ditsela,Workers College,sat at Old Mutual Education Trust Board meeting for members scholarship,and organized training for our SADC counterparts in Lesotho,Swaziland,Botswana etc.Sitting at COSATU Media Forum for all Affiliates Spokespersons.And also the former National Spokesperson of POPCRU and Editor of POPCRU NEWS.

An Aspirant Marxist-Leninist Scholar, a forward looking Spindoctor, a Spokesperson,a Writer,a former Pedagogue, PR Specialist, a Unionnaire. And currently a Communications Officer at COSATU
What companies or organisations are you with?
POPCRU ,SACP, ANC and COSATU

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"Choosing the Right Moment to shaping the future"

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 15:00 0 Comments

Dear Sir/Madam

 

The National Planning Commission [NPC] has just shortly launched what is called NPC JAM in which all South African are called to participate in shaping the "2030 Vision",on the basis of the mandate bestowed to the Commissioners by the Presidency,to put forward solid research,sound evidence and clear recommendations for government.

The event was attended by DJ's,Academics,Youth,Civil Society,NPC,NYDA etc...

 

A JAM is a collaborative,on-line…

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'Papsak payments' in Western Cape farms displays empty brains [shells] of farmers

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 17:35 0 Comments

It is quite shocking in the era of our democracy to have research reports selectively accepted.The Human Rights Watch Research Report was taken as 'lacking substance', on facts it revealed that actually [farm] workers within the farming sector in Western Cape are paid with 'papsak-alcohol' after toiling for more than 31 days.

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"Kgaka ya hwa,mae a bola!",are we really a prejudiced society?

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 3:36 2 Comments

Kgaka ya hwa, Mae a bola!, are we really a prejudiced society?

Whilst we are virginally in the women’s month, it is lettered to interrogate some of the unwritten laws of nature and perhaps the implications of some stereotypes impacted to us through the idiomatic expressions of our rich vernaculars.

There is one which goes as follows;’kgaka ya hwa, Mae a bola’, loosely translated as ‘if a guinea fowl dies, the eggs putrefy’. And these words have narrowly…

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POPCRU argues that South Africa has unfair and wrong disparities of income

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 11:38 1 Comment

POPCRU argues that South Africa has unfair and wrong disparities of income

 

The COSATU Living Wage Campaign has hit the nail on the wage deferential in the current conjuncture. Many workers are squeezed against the wall with rising cost of living which is inclusive of high transport costs, exorbitant housing and/or rentals and drunken food and clothing prices.

 

And we argue further that the living wage campaign is indeed "a cornerstone of a just…

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Are Worker's Demands for a double digit figure realistic?

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 9:07 10 Comments

 

Are Worker’s demands for a double digit figure realistic?



It was interesting to have witnessed how employers are still arrogant in narrowing wage gaps in the current conjuncture through the Media platforms by still advocating that Trade Unions are unrealistic. A question was asked as to whether; Are Worker's demands for a double digit figure realistic?

The toiling masses have always been striving for more for their sweats and on the other hand the captains of…

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At 12:51pm on June 23, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Norman Ntai a gift
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Happy birthday Norman from the skills-universe team
At 8:02 on November 10, 2009, Howard Mwape said…
Sir can we exchange contact numbers mine is 072 177 8708 email mhoward73@yahoo.com am a training service provider and i have trained Popcru on negotiation skills before
At 13:50 on October 16, 2009, Merriam Tleane said…
Thank you
At 9:54 on July 7, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Norman - welcome to our skills-universe & thanks for adding your photo, I'll feature you at the top of the members page. Please feel free to join the Gauteng group & as many other groups as you are interested in - and of course, please invite your friends & all your colleagues to join :)
 
 
 

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