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Pierre Wepener replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"For employment to be created, a job needs to be created, for a job to be created there must be demand for that particular product or a service. Long gone is the times of job hunting and "expecting" employment even with a P.hd behind your…"
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Steve Short replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"IMHO, a degree show's that there is a demonstrated ability to learn in a given field - it does not show that you can be up and running when you start your first job.  Most new graduates who I worked with had to learn the tactical skills on…"
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Gill Connellan replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"Great comments and suggestions.  Most relevant. Thanks"
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Marilize Marais replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"The question of whether unemployed graduates are restricted to "black" graduates only is a statistical question and a proper study should be done to explore the statement . This study should also look at the amount of graduates employed in…"
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Gill Connellan replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"Bongani has made some key points in this discussion that relate to appropriate career advice and also the manipulating of subject choice and marking methods to ensure that matric results are ensured.   Most of our discussion has centred around…"
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Pieter Staal replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"Reading many of the responses I am amused as the same questions raised and same comments about not reading adverts, not being appropriately qualified etc were bandied about in the late '80's. A senior manager complained about the…"
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Bongani Khonjwayo replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"Very interesting discussion. I align myself with the sentiment that the problem begins early on in the system of education. Career guidance is not only little but almost non-existent. Educators are also under pressure to teach other than attend to…"
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Lynette Barbara Myers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"South Africans of all races need to change their thought processes with regards to academic versus skills-based education. Our society, both past and present puts too much emphasis and status upon the "professions" which require a…"
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Johan Venter replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"Employers are not driven by race based ideologies; similarly managers that have to achieve (often conflicting) tough objectives have to select and employ the best person for the job. Unfortunately university degrees are rarely the sum total of a…"
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Frances Kazan replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"Some basic guidelines for entry level applications from a recruitment consultant perspective: Must have a specialisation to enter the labour market – you must be able to DO something – reconcile a cash book, sell on the phone, create an…"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"Thanks for that Gill - I thought you did extremely well in a very challenging environment, with phones and call-ins it's very difficult to get your points across.  It was interesting that Sandile Zungu agree with you on a number of the…"
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Gill Connellan replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Radio Talk Show on SAFM - Why are black graduates unemployed?
"The comments coming through are all valuable and to the point,  However, I think the observation that Julianne has made is right on the mark.  It was posed as a question to me on the talk show and it would be very useful to establish…"
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Tell us about what you do
HR Generalist Consultant, Social Network manager, Editor theHRportal.co.za, PhD candidate, Grandmother, very part-time Artist, Gardener
What companies or organisations are you with?
Portal Publishing, Burgeoning Skills, Doctoral Candidate UCT

Sylvia hammond's Blog

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
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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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