Peter Riches
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  • South Africa

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Peter Riches commented on Des Squire's blog post Work for the night is coming - it may well be your last
"You not busy today, Des?"
Oct 13, 2015

Peter Riches liked sylvia hammond's discussion Why we will no longer accept discussions containing personal telephone numbers
Nov 5, 2014

Peter Riches replied to Keegen Chetty's discussion SARS learnership rebates - Most accountants and Finance Managers dont Know they exist in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"Hi Keegan, Very good point, and quite correct! One of the biggest problems I've encountered is completely incorrect advice to clients from their auditors, not only about Skills Development, but also about Employment…"
Oct 14, 2013

Peter Riches replied to Des Squire's discussion Are you happy with the communication from your SETA?
"On the old Merseta website (recently changed), there was a "Chat to the CEO" tab. I probably left 15 messages for Raymond Patel, asking him when the Grants & Levies tab was going move from "Coming soon" to…"
Apr 18, 2013

Peter Riches was featured
Feb 26, 2013

Peter Riches commented on Cindy Payle's video
Oct 4, 2012

Peter Riches replied to Des Squire's discussion Is there a need to use accredited providers for BEE rating purposes
"Quite correct Des!   In fact dealing with Verification Agencies is seriously frustrating because they are individualy and collectively clueless about Skills development.   They get very annoyed when I suggest to them that the Skills…"
Aug 28, 2012

Peter Riches replied to Kagisho Malatji's discussion CURRENT, VALID, AUTHENTIC, etc.
"I have been submitting WSP/ATRs and various other documents to 18 different Setas each year for the past 12 years.   My experience with the W&R Seta is that they stand alone on the seta landscape with regard not only to customer…"
Mar 27, 2012

Peter Riches replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Where do private ETD Providers fit in the QCTO?
"Thanks Johannes. Government once again making a massive, over complicated machine which will suck up money without improving the lot of the employers or their workforces. Too much versted interest, me thinks."
Dec 6, 2011

Peter Riches replied to Terrence Ward's discussion Accreditation with CETA
"Take heart, lad. It took me six years to get one of my clients accredited with Fasset. We continued only because it became a matter of principle, and we simply would not let it go.  Take heart..."
Nov 9, 2011

Peter Riches commented on Zerelde Uys's blog post Totally stupid provider got it right!
"Zerelda,   I could write you 15 pages of my own supporting frustrations, but I'll confine myself to a massive "well done!"   Peter"
Aug 31, 2011

Peter Riches replied to Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)'s discussion Survey of Private Providers' Experience with Quality Assurance
"Jacqui, count me in. Peter Riches"
Aug 31, 2011

Peter Riches replied to Des Squire's discussion The future of Workplace Skills Devlopment
"Always good to read what you have to say, Des.   I completely agree."
May 25, 2011

Peter Riches replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Services Seta under Administration
"This is getting nasty..."
Apr 22, 2011

Peter Riches replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Public Consultation on Labour Law Amendments
"I have been party to several Department of Labour public consultative processes.   My experience is that they do not make the blindest bit of difference."
Jan 24, 2011

Peter Riches left a comment for Anthea Swift
"Yup, let's do that. My life is a little chaotic for the next few days or so, but I'll give you a call after that. Best wishes."
Sep 17, 2010

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At 14:48 on September 16, 2010, Anthea Swift said…
not sure what happened there, was responding to you and then it was gone....
your comment makes me laugh! i'm well. I was thinking of you just the other day. any chance of meeting for a coffee? i want to pck your brain about something. or we can chat on the phone.
Take care
At 12:34 on October 26, 2009,
Peter Riches
Glad you enjoyed it - it's tough! I didn't run it, I'm nursing a damaged hamstring at the moment, Back on the road soon, I hope. Keep well.
At 12:31 on October 26, 2009, Alan Hammond said…
Hi Peter, yes I did enjoy the route. People warned me that it was tough but I didn't realise how tough! But running so high up in the forest made up for it! Did you run the route the day before? I see there's a 15K in Tokai forest next weekend which I'm thinking about!! Alan
At 11:16 on April 17, 2009, Anthea Poole said…
Hi Peter. I havent seen you for some time - no capacity building workshops to speak of lately! How is business going? Are you still training?
At 15:50 on April 16, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Peter, welcome to our skills-universe - good to have you with us - a name I know from the "old days" in the clothing & textile industry - please add your photo - & please feel free to join groups, participate in discussions & of course, please invite your friends & colleagues to join. :)

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