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Fiona Cameron-Brown replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"I'd prefer to reserve my comments until the revised draft is out.  I think it's a fairer way of dealing with things and there's less possibility of putting misleading commentary in the public domain.  Happy to share thoughts…"
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Minister Motshekga proposes compulsory education for children between 5 and 15 years of age

A legislative review to make schooling compulsory for children between the ages of five and 15 years is on the cards.Briefing journalists ahead of her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament on Wednesday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said this was one of several education interventions she would announce as her department chalks its plans on the board for all to see.The department, which tops the country’s main priorities, gets the lion’s share from the national purse, with the aim…See More
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"On second thoughts, Fiona maybe it would be good for members to understand what the problems are with the current draft policy.  Are you able to explain further? "
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Thanks for this. I was about to circulate it to our stakeholders but will wait a bit now"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Thank Fiona for that input - much appreciated."
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Fiona Cameron-Brown replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Hi Sylvia, and group members I am advised by David Diale that this draft has been withdrawn and that a new draft will be published soon.  In his budget speech, the Minister also indicated that the draft policy was still to be published. I look…"
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Post-school Education & Training - including TVET

For discussions by members on the Green Paper launched by Department of Higher Education and Training & debate on the proposals for a comprehensive post-school education and training systemSee More
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Thanks, Sylvia, for keeping us informed. "
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Hannes Nel replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"I read the draft Policy and can find nothing wrong with it. We need to provide as many learning opportunities to adult learners as we possibly can, and if Community Colleges can contribute it will most certainly be a step in the right direction."
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Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment

Skills-universe members will remember that included in the White Paper for Post-school Education and Training there was a section dealing with Community Colleges.The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has gazetted a draft policy covering the implementation of these colleges.Private providers will be interested to see the section dealing with regulation of private providers and the need to register with DHET.The gazette was published 4 July 2014, and comment needs to be in within…See More
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Michael van der Schyf replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Book Launch Education, Economy and Society in the group The Skills-Universe Book Club
"Thank you Sylvia."
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Book Launch Education, Economy and Society in the group The Skills-Universe Book Club
"Hi Michael, I've just checked the Jozi launch - it's tonight at: Council Chambers, University of Jhb, Kingsway Campus  16h00 to 20h00. The contact details are: Yoemna Sant, ysaint@uj.ac.za, 011 559 1148 So I suggest you make contact…"
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Michael van der Schyf replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Book Launch Education, Economy and Society in the group The Skills-Universe Book Club
"Hi Sylvia, Thank you for the post. Would you be able to direct me to a supplier of this book in Johannesburg? Regards, Michael"
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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
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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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