Zerelde Uys
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Zerelde Uys replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Overcoming the obstacles in the way of an articulated NQF in the group Training Service Providers
"Where can I vote for you to be the next Minister of All People Development?"
Apr 11

Zerelde Uys liked Brian V Moore's blog post Hope for all! Do you have a solution?
Feb 26

Zerelde Uys replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Is South Africa's TEFL industry in Crisis?
"Stats SA 2011 recorded as selected mother tongue of the South African society: 23% isiZulu, 16% isiXhosa, 13% Afrikaans, 10% English, 9% Sepedi, 8% each Sesotho and Sepedi, 4% Xitsonga, 2% each Tshivenda, Siswati and isiNdebele, 1% Sign language,…"
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Zerelde Uys replied to sylvia hammond's discussion UNESCO report identifies teaching in home language beneficial to learning in the group Basic and Higher Education
"Thanks for this latest report. It confirms the underlying causes for the learning inequalities and resulting effect in workplace efficiency in South Africa. Our data of adult English literacy levels collected during the past 10 years show the…"
Feb 22

Zerelde Uys liked Hannes Nel's discussion Wir suchen ein Ausbildungsplatz
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Zerelde Uys liked Hannes Nel's discussion Comments on the proposal for the new NSDS and SETA landscape
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Zerelde Uys replied to Nomasonto Ngcungama's discussion Literacy and Numeracy Assessment tool needed in the group Training Service Providers
"Our ELSA (English Literacy Skills Assessment) is a language, norms-based, group-measuring instrument that can quantify and diagnose a respondent's English language (and numeracy) skills performance, equating the competency-input…"
Oct 11, 2015

Zerelde Uys replied to sylvia hammond's discussion "We are illiterate" - three key words from the Farlam Marikana Report in the group HR & Personnel Practitioners
"If we really want to find the solutions to the bigger and very complex problems indicated by the discussion so far, I guess we will have force ourselves into much more 'out-of-the box' thinking than we can now anticipate. I have done…"
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Tell us about what you do
Provider of ELSA, English Literacy Skills Assessment, standardised instrument to determine comfort level in English learning environment.
Fundamental literacy learning programme provider.
NQF capacity building consultant and provider of ETD practitioner training in NQF landscape.
What companies or organisations are you with?
The Kaleidoprax Institute

Zerelde Uys's Blog

The correlation between educational grades and literacy levels

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 17:42 0 Comments

Many a Human Resource practitioner have been faced with this problem; the Literacy levels of employees present very low – even for highly educated candidates. Can it be accurate?


The definition of Functional Literacy should be revisited: Having the reading and writing skills necessary for everyday living, including work. Theoretically this implies a skills level equivalent to eight years of formal schooling in the language in which…


Why the need for more ABET?

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 12:03 0 Comments

At a time in the South African training landscape where the concept ‘ABET’ elicits quite negative reactions, why would one bother to invest in yet another ABET programme?

Taking cognisance of the fact that Employers have not seen much of a return on ABET investment, and that learners do not seem to take full advantage of the opportunities judging to the high drop-out rates, one indeed needs to reflect on the sensibility of developing new product or embarking on new projects.…


Totally stupid provider got it right!

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 12:26 16 Comments

In follow-up to the posting on August 11, I would like to announce that the ETDPSETA has finally managed to evaluate my three levels of ABET Literacy programmes and has declared them APPROVED!

Even though I am very thankful to be able to continue with this line of business, I am convinced that the process to comply to the requirements should not be so energy draining and definitely should not take this much time and effort from the client-end to drive the progress. I will continue to…


Am I the only totally stupid training provider?

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 14:17 49 Comments

I have been a fully accredited provider with ETDPSETA for some years now – although working on small scale as compared to Learnership delivering providers. I have successfully presented developed and aligned learning programmes (of which one is the Develop and Design course) for approval, and I have regularly negotiated the increasingly bureaucratic quality assurance system to upload learners with success. (Without much hope that it really ensures quality learning...but that’s another…


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At 2:39pm on April 23, 2016, sylvia hammond gave Zerelde Uys a gift
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Happy birthday Zerelde from the skills-universe team
At 12:08 on August 15, 2011, len stevens said…
Hello Zerelde! ... that you are not alone in your frustration may be of some consolation -- but "back at the ranch" -- isn't this totally an area for the Minister himself to address? Maybe if an avalanche of emails, phone-calls, etc is levelled at him, there may be some action? He's been making all the right "sounds" in the various media -- and surely we are entitled to "call him out" on his utterances? Remember the old saying ... "The squeaking wheel, gets the grease!" Go for the TOP!  Let go the "minions"!  Len.
At 21:05 on August 12, 2011, Nelendran A M Soobiah said…

Dear Z


we as training providers will always get the non support from the current regime so i think we wasting our skills and professionlism  in this country as the powers that be are not worth worrying our heads about as they will not even match a percent of our intelligence .

equally fed up t

At 8:05 on July 22, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Thank you, Zerelde. Enjoy a great day.


At 17:13 on July 21, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Hi Zerelde

Do you know of any training providers in Cape Town who might be looking for facilitators/assessors/moderators?



At 17:29 on April 28, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Thank you for the compliment. We had the best facilitator. You just know how to bring out the best in people.

I am looking for freelance work currently. I am also a qualified moderator. Just completed some moderation today. Was good.

At 16:58 on April 28, 2011, Sharon Syce said…

Hi Zerelde

How are you? Just want to say thank you once again for the Assessor Training two years ago. You are really the best.




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