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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Do we need an Ombudsman for the post-school education and training landscape?
"Hi Jacqui, my apologies I didn't express myself well - I meant that DHET should fund it.  But I agree with you that it needs to be a legal person who is appointed - I'd suggest one with a human rights/Constitutional law interest and…"
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Jacqui Baumgardt replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Do we need an Ombudsman for the post-school education and training landscape?
"Sylvia, I tend to disagree. I think this should be industry driven - to expect a DHET official to do this would in my opinion be a conflict of interest. We need someone with clout in the private sector - e.g. Des Squires or Hannes Nel or someone in…"
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Jacqui Baumgardt replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Qualifications published for comment in the group QCTO: Questions and Answers
"Thanks for the info, Sylvia"
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Qualifications published for comment

The following qualifications have been posted on the QCTO site for public comment by 21 days after publication of the gazette - (10 April 2014) so that makes 1 May 2014 by my calculation.  (I've taken the dates from the gazette itself because I can't see them anywhere on the QCTO site.)1. Occupational Certificate: Organisational Risk Manager (Risk Practitioner), NQF Level 62, Occupation Certificate: Organisational Risk Manager (Organisational Risk Officer), NQF Level 83. Occupational…See More
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DHET Switzerland collaboration to benefit TVET lecturers and learners

A partnership between South Africa and Switzerland will give Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students the sought-after experience they need to do well in the workplace.The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday launched the partnership, which will empower both students and lecturers from TVET colleges to help the country meet its skills development targets.The programme, Higher Education and Training…See More
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Jacqui Baumgardt replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Do Private Training Service Providers need to train to be lawyers?
"I would love to do soemthing like t"
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Carl Roodnick replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Do Private Training Service Providers need to train to be lawyers?
"Who can take our need for a Learning Ombudsperson forward?"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Do Private Training Service Providers need to train to be lawyers?
"Carl, your idea of an Ombudsman is a very good one.   I would suggest not only to deal with private training providers where they believe that they have been badly handled.  But also what about the levy paying companies who have issues…"
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Policy on Professional qualifications for Lecturers in TVET

Recently Wilma posted a discussion on the collective agreement for FET (TVET) college lecturers.  So I thought that this information gazetted last year might have been missed - so I post it now.The term TVET (which includes what are FET colleges in South Africa) has been adopted by the Department of Higher Education and Training  - in line with international practice - and used by UNESCO-UNEVOC.This gazette provides the UNESCO-UNEVOC definition of TVET and explains the rationale for a minimum…See More
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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
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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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