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Policy Framework on Differentiation in the SA Post-school System - for comment

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has issued a policy framework document for comment by 16 October 2014.  The document makes proposals on how a variety of university types could be planned, funded, and quality assured.This is set within the context of the total post-school education and training landscape as outlined in the 2013 White Paper, and also the 2010 Stakeholder Summit on Higher Education Transformation.The concluding section indicates that:"Universities in a…See More
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sylvia hammond replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion The Call for Help in the group Concerned Providers Interest Group - QCTO
"Thank you Cas - your passion shines through.  In response I have a question and a suggestion: My question is if the Setas, QCTO, et al not been created, would companies have been doing better on their own? From research I read recently there…"
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sylvia hammond replied to Cas Olivier's discussion What happens with infants’ and toddlers’ thinking skills?
"Comment by Steve Short yesterday Same problem with the missing comment link.  Your comment concerning the learning advisors might be valid... the school has only been going for 3 years, so perhaps they are still learning as…"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are youth at FET colleges being compromised by FOODBEV SETA administrative incompetence? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Bernard just diverting a little - your quotation "all quiet on the Western front" made me smile for two reasons: you are so right in the complete lack of response to my report, and more broadly as this year is the 100th anniversary of the…"
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Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are youth at FET colleges being compromised by FOODBEV SETA administrative incompetence? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Sylvia, Thanks for the reply. I find it quite amusing that when Des asked the question as to which provider organisation the privates should use it evoked a heated debate but now all is quiet on the Western Front. As to the paper work, yes it was…"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are youth at FET colleges being compromised by FOODBEV SETA administrative incompetence? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Hi Bernard I agree with you - that is quite illuminating.    Personally I ask myself is it possible that a provider goes off doing SMME training, travelling and spending thousands of Rands without any agreement that they are going to be…"
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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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Bernard Botha replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are youth at FET colleges being compromised by FOODBEV SETA administrative incompetence? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Sylvia, I think the major point of this whole debacle is contained in the quote by the chair of the board: “We’ve never decided to pay; we’re still waiting for procedure to deal with that. In the absence of policy, how then do we…"
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sylvia hammond replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Domestic Workers to be covered by COIDA & extended UIF benefits under review in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
"Hi Bosole, my apologies for taking so long to reply.  I do support you Although I have always represented management, I do also support the formation of unions able to represent all working class people.  This is because I have found that…"
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Are youth at FET colleges being compromised by FOODBEV SETA administrative incompetence?

SETA performance has been an issue since they were incorporated and became active in 2000.  The then Minister of Labour Membathisi Mdladlana improved his powers under the Skills Development Act to deal with these administrative problems and some non-performing SETAs were merged.When DHET was formed under Minister Blade Nzimande, this was one of his key tasks - stop the alleged/real financial wastage and administrative incompetence, and improve effectiveness of the SETAs.  The FOODBEV SETA lost…See More
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sylvia hammond commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Hi Des, I was away at a PhD workshop so apologies for the delay in replying.  I note a few comments about "thin Ice" - I would add yes thin ice - and with global warming. I support those who commented that this is generic good…"
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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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