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Is it possible to gain exemption to use local demographics of employer catchment area?

 Recently we have had a number of high profile Employment Equity cases reported in the media - about how demographic profiles are being applied. This question relates specifically to B-BBEE. A company is in a semi-rural area - in a valley.  Most of the employees live in close proximity to the employer, so the catchment area for the majority of the employees is the local residential area - the valley.  The local demographics compare quite closely to national demographics - not the regional…See More
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"Hi Kurt, As far as I know we have students all over the place doing various programmes - state-funded but as part of collaboration with other countries.  So I don't think that they migrated. My recollection will be Cuba - medical, China,…"
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"Hi If the intent is pure and by mutual consent by all means hip hooray! What was the reason the SA students opted to migrate to Turkey? Could our institutions and/or government perhaps close those gaps and thus ensure that our human capital invest…"
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Call for Papers: Jobs and Development Washington DC November 2016

On November 2-3 2016, the DPRU will co-host theJobs and Development Conference in Washington D.C.We kindly invite you to submit your papers before August 26.  Economies grow faster when more jobs are created and when each job becomes more productive. Thus, GDP per capita in a given country – the most common…See More
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Free State provincial government recalls SA students from studies in Turkey

 The Free State Provincial Government has recalled 52 students who were pursuing their studies in Turkey following the recent attempted coup in the country and the closure of universities.  “The 52 left [South Africa] in May to pursue their studies in the areas of engineering, economics, management and psychology. This brought the total number of students in Turkey to 89,” said the provincial government. The provincial government said the other 37 students were already in the country, home for…See More
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HR Generalist Consultant, Social Network manager, Editor, PhD candidate, Grandmother, very part-time Artist, Gardener
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Portal Publishing, Burgeoning Skills, Doctoral Candidate UCT

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21st Annual IERA Conference - extension of time for abstracts

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**An extension of time for abstracts has been given until Wednesday 8 June 2016**


21st  ANNUAL IERA CONFERENCE, 2016 – Melbourne, Victoria, 11-13 July 2016

Conference Theme:   A Changing Context: People, Management and Employment


IERA’s annual conference will be held this year at the Academies Australasian Polytechnic in Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria.


Papers are welcome on any topic related to…


International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training – London 2016

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 21:30 0 Comments

July 21/22 2016, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Conference Centre


Speakers and delegates are travelling from across the globe to attend the conference, providing insight into how employer engagement and training is experienced in varied settings.

We are pleased to welcome representatives from the following countries.


We are delighted to confirm contributions from the following speakers,…


South African Quality Assurance Network 2016 Conference Announcement and call for papers

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Southern African Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education will be organised by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and will take place…


Dr Ismail Lagardien appointed as Dean of Business and Economic Sciences at NMMU

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 14:57 0 Comments

The following report was issued by NMMU:


Dr Ismail Lagardien – who has two decades of experience in an academic and policy environment, and 15 years’ experience as a journalist – is the new Dean of Business and Economic Sciences at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan…


International Congress on Vocational & Professional Education & Training - Switzerland

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 12:22 0 Comments

Received this information courtesy of the UNESCO-UNEVOC site and thought that this may be interest to skills-universe members - particularly those who conference attendance will be funded.

Subject: VPET Congress: Detailed Programme available now

20 – 22 June 2016 in Winterthur,…


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At 9:06 on June 18, 2016, Nici Zibarras said…
I'm not sure where to edit my profile information, to update it? Thanx.
At 15:02 on February 29, 2016, ASHEENA SINGH said…

Hi Sylvia thanks for adding me as a friend on skills universe.  Look forward to being more interactive with you and your associated groups.

At 21:17 on September 29, 2015, Isabella Ouma Tsagae said…
I feel good to be around people with relevant knowledge and compassion to what they do. I'm grateful to Sylvia Hammond for this platform. I have learnt so much and on it everyday.
Keep up the good work.
At 10:21pm on September 13, 2015, Celeste Maxime Lackay gave sylvia hammond a gift
Thank yu Sylvia.
At 9:31 on June 26, 2015, Disema Jacob Malefane said…
Hi Sylvia
I have done Business management N6 now if you can please halp. Me to get any relavant job,or anyone who will view this .
At 8:18 on May 28, 2015, CARMEN NEWMAN said…
Hi Sylvia I need your help I completed a generic assessor course at a college on the 13Feb 2015 and have been told I am found competant I already have my facilitation qualification too , anyway since Feb I have not been issued my Statment of results or certificate I have called ETDP Seta and they tell me the "window" is down surely there is problem there its been months and the longer it takes the more I can't apply for jobs that just require my certificate as an assessor!Is there a place I can lodge a complaint to? This hold up is very frustrating as the months going.
At 21:19 on May 6, 2015, Nick Kalidass said…

Oops sorry.

At 21:18 on May 6, 2015, Nick Kalidass said…

Hi Sylvia,

I would like to join the ASDSA Group. (

You certainly keep this UNIVERSE alive !!! Well done !!!

At 12:56 on April 7, 2015, Phindile Francisca said…

Hi Sylvia , I have been lecturing at FET from 2005 but in and out on contracts , Have a Fshion Diploma through Tshwane University of Technology . My work is outstanding and love teaching but I have been through so many interviews but no luck of finding a job. I went for an interview at my own college 2 weeks ago , 1 lady from the panel said she does not understand why with such high quality of work still want to come and teach . I love teaching with all my heart. I have achieved so much even for the college itself but still they did not take me , they employed someone else . I am tired of job hunting . I want to work as a learning material developer but I dont know where to start . I have even gone back to school to study education through Unisa . It feels like my qualification is useless if it can't provide a living for me , It feels like I have hit the rock bottom . I don't know what to do now all I know is that I want to do something with education , I have Fashion Design, Assessor and teaching experience . Please help me. 

At 12:44 on December 23, 2014, David Steve Matthe said…

UBUNTU reminds everybody who was a Bantu education victim the 1976 unrest. Ubuntu is scary, quality education without this label Ubuntu should ultimately be implemented. The children of South Africa deserve to get educated and that's what their parents want according to Human Rights. Quality education will create jobs. A country without education will continue with conflicts and to avoid this it'll be very good to remove the cause.


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