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Gill Connellan replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Training Layoff Scheme - who's failing who? in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
"I was a member of a SETA council when the Training Layoff Scheme was first introduced.  At the outset, the SETAs were very excited about the scheme because it provided a great opportunity for the SETAs to do something positive for their…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Heather Brown's discussion Rules for Teachers 1914 in the group Training Service Providers
"I do recall that female teachers would remain unmarried so that they didn't lose their housing allowance - that was also not so long ago.   So many things have changed for the better that we just take them for granted and forget just how…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Heather Brown's discussion Rules for Teachers 1914 in the group Training Service Providers
"I love 4.  you may not "loiter" downtown in any of the ice cream stores - what was happening in the ice cream stores I ask myself?"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Training Layoff Scheme - who's failing who? in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
"Nicolene, what an excellent idea - and so suitable for private providers, who are independent, knowledgeable and flexible. They can get together and gather whatever is required to suit the circumstances and the people involved, and create the…"
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Nicolene Rose- Innes replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Training Layoff Scheme - who's failing who? in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
"I remember reading articles about this fund at that time Sylvia. I think you are correct.  It was a fund which slipped between the chairs with the Seta’s. The establishment of mobile community colleges where specific practical skills…"
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Training Layoff Scheme - who's failing who?

How many skills-universe members involved in skills development have knowledge of - or have participated in - Training Layoff Scheme training? According to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant only R20 million - less than 2 percent of the Training Layoff Scheme budget of R1.2 billion has been spent.  This emerged in response to a question from the DA.The scheme was created in 2009 by the Department of Labour, encouraged by the Unemployment Insurance Fund - obviously seeking to reduce pressure on…See More
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sylvia hammond replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hannes, Thanks for raising a discussion very close to my heart.  When the new dispensation arrived and I read the Presidential report (commissioned by Mandela), it was clear that portable qualifications was a key requirement of the union…"
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Media ignores important South African in reports of Sir Richard Attenborough death

In reporting on the death of Sir Richard Attenborough today, mention was made on international and South African TV programmes of Attenborough's excellent award-winning movie Gandhi.  But what about an important also award-winning South African movie - Cry Freedom about the death of Steve Biko?  What the media reports shapes our view of the world - what and who is important.However, the Presidency did issue the following report:"President Jacob Zuma has received with sadness the news of the…See More
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sylvia hammond replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi Lynel, this has become an interesting discussion - do you have enough information to form a rating of the 21 Setas?  What about a draft 1 - 21 for members to comment on?"
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HR Generalist Consultant, Social Network manager, Editor theHRportal.co.za, PhD candidate, Grandmother, very part-time Artist, Gardener
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Portal Publishing, Burgeoning Skills, Doctoral Candidate UCT

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Naledi Pandor asks: Why are women the majority at universities but invisible in national & international debate?

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 16:29 0 Comments

Programme Director, Students.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak at this event celebrating women’s month.

Our post-apartheid democracy has advanced the rights and status of women in South Africa. In school girls have equal access to boys and are performing at improved levels in many subjects. In higher education women are more than 50% of the student body, and while we all want to see more of them in scarce disciplines we are proud of their progress.

In clinics and…

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Award winning article - FunDza: A revolution in teen reading

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:00 1 Comment

Mignon Hardie has been involved with the start-up and management of a number of SMEs including the Fundza Literacy Fund where she is a trustee and trust manager.

She’s warm-hearted with a welcoming charisma, down-to-earth nature and a genuine ‘do good’ approach to life that makes one question what the real purpose of life is. During her MBA at Stellenbosch University, it was the combination of learning about value-based organisations and the work philosophy of ‘make meaning, not…

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SAQA's 11th Chairperson's Lecture & 3 Career Development Seminars

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 0 Comments

SAQA will be hosting it 11th Chairperson's lecture and three seminars on Career Development from 11 - 14 February 2013 in Durban, Lusikisiki, Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

In July 2011, SAQA commissioned research to determine and describe how South Africa organises, manages and provides career guidance information and services, as well as the key challenges in improving the management and delivery of such services.  The results of this research will be presented in the lecture and…

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Join the Debate on the Higher Education Bill

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 13:15 0 Comments

JOIN THE DEBATE - An amendment to the current Higher Education Bill has been passed in Parliament, giving the Minister of Higher Education the power to put tertiary institutions under administration at will.…
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IRASA Western Cape Seminar Breakfast Discourse 12 October 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 14:05 0 Comments

The Industrial Relations of South Africa (IRASA) Western Cape in association with the UCT Institute for Development and Labour Law has arranged a special treat:

a breakfast seminar at a very reasonable price 

to be hosted at the Leeuwenhof conference centre (Leeuwenhof is the historic official residence of the Premier)

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At 9:00 on April 15, 2014,
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Lia Marus
said…

Thank you for the birthday gift yesterday as well as your kind comments!

At 11:48 on March 26, 2014, obiageri comfort ozigbo said…

thanks sylvia Hammond for welcoming me .....thks ..be keep my website and email filled with info..am glad joining the crew

At 11:24 on March 26, 2014, obiageri comfort ozigbo said…

ls great to join individuals who believe in skills development in SA...am honoured to be here and will love to know more....l love training youths to own their life and make the best from it.it pays to teach young people of every nation to identify what they can do at a very young age so they can perfect as they grow older..thats developing skills.

At 17:09 on February 25, 2014, Christine Botha said…

Sylvia, please will you be so kind as to contact me?  I cannot seem to find your email address.  Mine is christine@brdev.co.za

Regards

Christine

At 9:07am on February 07, 2014, Henk Cloete gave sylvia hammond a gift
At 8:49 on December 6, 2013, Colin Dovey said…

Can anybody please tell me if there is a SAQA Unit standard that I can align my Team Training manual and course that I wish to use for group training?

At 11:26 on September 28, 2013, Thembisile Gweyi said…
Morning Mates
I would like to make some enquiries with regard to the tarrifs being used when selling or pricing the learning material. A master copy consist of Training Manual, Facilitators Guide, Leaner's Guide and Powerpoint Presentation of the manual. How to charge when someone requests you produce material for him, example 25 learners, do I charge per learner per manual? Your prompt is highly appreciated.
At 11:26 on September 28, 2013, Thembisile Gweyi said…
Morning Mates
I would like to make some enquiries with regard to the tarrifs being used when selling or pricing the learning material. A master copy consist of Training Manual, Facilitators Guide, Leaner's Guide and Powerpoint Presentation of the manual. How to charge when someone requests you produce material for him, example 25 learners, do I charge per learner per manual? Your prompt is highly appreciated.
At 9:17 on September 14, 2013, Lenny Paltu said…

Hi Sylvia, it was so great meeting you. Thank you for making time to attend the function. I look forward to meeting you again,  and to working together to take skills development to unchartered territory.

At 21:03 on September 3, 2013,
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Gaboutlwelwe Dennis Nyengwa
said…

Hi Sylvia. All the effort to complete the survey and swot was washed off through my system closing down as i was about to send it through.

 
 
 

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